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Employer Hawkes Bay DHB
Workplace Hawke's Bay District Health Board
Specialty Intensive Care Medicine
Term Permanent
Grading Specialist / Consultant
Hours per week 40
Commencement date Open
Application closing date 31 Mar 2020
Employer Hawkes Bay DHB Workplace Hawke's Bay District Health Board
Specialty Intensive Care Medicine Term Permanent
Grading Specialist / Consultant Commencement date Open
Hours per week 40 Application closing date 31 Mar 2020

Job description

We are seeking an Intensive Care Physician for Hawke's Bay District Health Board who shares our values of He kauanuanu - Respect, Ākina - Improvement, Rāranga te tira - Teamwork and Tauwhiro - Care.

This is permanent full-time position. The roster is flexible allowing for a variety of working patterns. The on call component is shared equally across the department on an annual basis, but actual frequency may vary depending on departmental requirements. Leave is prioritised within the department to ensure our SMOs have ready and reliable access to annual and CME leave.

The Hawke's Bay Intensive Care Unit (ICU) is a Level 2 ICU providing a high standard of general intensive care to both adults and children. The unit provides non-invasive and mechanical ventilation, renal replacement therapy and invasive cardiac monitoring. Transfers to other Intensive Care units are considered for patients requiring specialised care and may include ventilated burns patients (Middlemore), non-ventilated burns and plastic surgery patients (Lower Hutt), cardio-thoracic (Wellington or Auckland), neurosurgery (Wellington), and critically ill paediatric patients (PICU, Starship in Auckland). Where possible we pride ourselves in caring for our patients locally, including paediatric ICU patients (with support from Starship) and non-operative neurosurgical patients.

The unit has a total of 11 beds, with the ratio of high dependency to intensive care beds varying depending on patient acuity and clinical demand. The Intensive Care Service also provides an Intensive Care Level Flight Service for the Inter-Hospital Transfers and participates in Rapid Response and Patient at Risk Team activities across the hospital.

The Intensive Care unit currently has a team of eight Consultants and eight Registrars. Our Intensive Care Physicians have high clinical profile within the department and are committed to the delivery of excellent medical care. We have a close working relationship with all departments within the hospital, but especially so with anaesthesia and the emergency department with our dual trained and dual practicing intensive care specialists. We have a strong commitment to teaching, with a high pass rate in both the part 1 and part 2 CICM exams as well as supporting other training registrars through their college examinations. We also have a strong research focus with ongoing participation in a number of Australasian and International studies.

You won't find this opportunity just anywhere, and when you combine this with the chance to live in New Zealand's own piece of paradise, you have to ask yourself 'why work anywhere else'? Take a stroll through the Hawke's Bay Tourism website and get yourself to Hawke's Bay! Our region has a population of 162,000 people, most of whom live in or around the twin cities of Hastings and Napier, but we also offer rural living. It is a great place to raise a family with a number of excellent schools and modern amenities. It's a busy enough hospital for a diverse range of clinical challenges, but small enough for you to know every SMO in the hospital and feel welcomed into the Hawke's Bay community. Community is important to the Hawke's Bay ICU team, both within the hospital, and outside the walls of ICU.

Applicants must be registered or eligible for vocational registration, with the New Zealand Medical Council as an Intensive Care Physician and be a Fellow of the College of Intensive Care Medicine of Australia and New Zealand (CICM), or equivalent. Experience in managing paediatric Intensive Care patients is preferred.

You are welcome to contact Dr Louise Trent, Head of Department, to discuss this position; Email: or phone +64 6 878 8109.

To make an application and view the Position Profile please visit our web site:
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Name Louise Trent
Phone +64 6 878 8109
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