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Consultant, Emergency Medicine

Employer Taranaki DHB
Workplace Taranaki Base Hospital, New Plymouth
Specialty Emergency Medicine
Term Permanent
Grading Specialist / Consultant
Hours per week 40
Commencement date Open
Application closing date Open
Employer Taranaki DHB Workplace Taranaki Base Hospital, New Plymouth
Specialty Emergency Medicine Term Permanent
Grading Specialist / Consultant Commencement date Open
Hours per week 40 Application closing date Open

Job description

Taranaki Base Hospital, New Plymouth
Hawera Hospital, Hawera
Fixed Term, up to 12 months
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Taranaki District Health Board is actively recruiting Emergency Medicine Specialists to join our team who work at Taranaki Base Hospital, located in New Plymouth, and Hawera Hospital, located 1 hour drive south.

We have 17 FACEMS and other emergency medicine trained specialists working between the two sites. Our roster involves approximately 18 shifts over a six week period.

There is provision for ample paid CME and vacation leave to take when you want to take time for fun or learning.

The Emergency Departments at Taranaki Base Hospital and Hawera Hospital:

Provide a 24/7 service
Have approximately 33,000 and 16,000 patient visits per year respectively
Are supported locally by nearly all medical and surgical specialties
Have mid-level providers, junior doctors and medical students working or rotating through them

Taranaki Base Hospital is accredited by the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine to deliver 12 months Registrar training. The training programme has been successful with trainees recently passing their fellowship exams. All Consultants are encouraged to participate in education and assessment of junior medical staff and students in the department.

In Taranaki you would:

Provide emergent care for the entire district
See a full range of patient presentations
Work closely with other specialists to achieve the best care possible for your patients, and build more than surface level relationships with colleagues
Be enjoying the enthusiasm and refining your training talents when helping develop junior staff and students in the departments.

In Taranaki, it is easy to achieve an enviable lifestyle without having to compromise your career path. The region’s amazing mountain, rivers, lakes, fantastic coastline and outstanding surfing and tramping opportunities, masses of parks and gardens, as well as a major events calendar, make it a great place to live and work. Click here for information about living and working in Taranaki.

The Taranaki District Health Board is a large organisation (2,100 staff) operating in the exciting, changing Health sector. To hear more about our culture view the video on our careers page.

Make an application by applying from within this page.

For more information contact Dr Michael Connelly, Clinical Director - Emergency Medicine, via email:

Closing date for applications is 8 June 2021 however we may appoint into positions prior to this date and close the advertisement early.
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Vacancy contact details
Name Ashlee Ricketts
Phone 64 6 753 7777
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