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Specialist Intensive Care

Employer Southern DHB
Workplace Dunedin Hospital
Specialty Intensive Care Medicine
Term Permanent
Grading Specialist / Consultant
Hours per week 40
Commencement date Open
Application closing date 10 Dec 2021
Employer Southern DHB Workplace Dunedin Hospital
Specialty Intensive Care Medicine Term Permanent
Grading Specialist / Consultant Commencement date Open
Hours per week 40 Application closing date 10 Dec 2021

Job description

Specialist Intensive Care

Dunedin Hospital
Full-time, permanent or one year fixed-term appointments
Southern District Health Board
About Southern District Health Board

Welcome to Southern DHB! Our DHB covers the largest geographical catchment amongst all the DHB's in New Zealand. We proudly strive to provide top quality healthcare to our diverse patient population. Our recently refurbished general Intensive Care Unit is linked with our surgical HDU and we work closely with colleagues in our coronary care/medical high dependency unit too. Our workload includes adult cardiothoracic surgery, neurosurgery and trauma as well as a broad spectrum of medical and surgical ICU. In addition we provide paediatric and burns critical care for up to 72 hours pending expatriation to national service centres. We don't mind saying that we love it, have a virtual look We are now looking to complete our team with three dual trained intensivists in medical specialties of anaestheisa, respiratory medicine, cardiology or renal medicine to come and join us. Applications for one-year fixed-term appointments for single (or dual) specialty intensivists wishing a sabbatical will also be considered.

About the role

Dunedin Hospital has almost 400 beds and provides care for a population of approximately 350,000 spread over the lower South Island of New Zealand (our catchment area is approximately equal to the size of Belgium). Being a Tertiary Hospital for our district, our staff enjoy close relationships with the University of Otago, School of Medicine and Otago Polytechnic School of Nursing. We benefit from continuous professional development, involvement with medical and nursing student training, in-situ and remote stimulation training, participation in research and many more opportunities arising from working in a combined clinical-academic environment.

As a part of our ICU team, you would have demonstrated a strong desire to maintain high standards of practice and an unequivocal dedication to provide clinical leadership and consistent, high-quality medical input to the inter-disciplinary team. This role will involve a mixture of cover for ICU, aeromedical retrieval, HDU and outreach services and your primary specialty. Your ICU duties will include a mix of first and second on-calls shared with fourteen other colleagues in ICM. Part-time working with a full contribution to the on-call roster is possible.

Our tight knit team values the importance of creating a work environment that is welcoming, safe, equitable and inclusive; therefore, it is key for you to have a sound understanding of and commitment to multi-cultural living and family / whanau principles. These core values align with our work and life practices and team well-being. Duties include: patient management, leading ward rounds, undertaking clinical procedures, quality and safety work, teaching, audit, participation in research and attendance at clinical review meetings amongst others. However, life is for living and Otago is an amazing place to live; we also work closely with our team to ensure achievement of good work/life balance.

About you

You will need to have, or be eligible to be awarded, vocational registration with the New Zealand Medical Council in intensive care medicine and/or your other specialty. To be considered for these roles, it is essential that you hold a post-graduate training and qualification in adult Intensive Care Medicine (FCICM or equivalent) as well as in your other specialist field.

For further information or for a job description, please contact Agatha Chen, Recruitment Advisor - Senior Medical Officers, phone +64 3 470 9604 or email:

About Dunedin

Dunedin is a great little city with a big town feel and well-known for its Southern Hospitality. Outside of work, you will find life in Dunedin to be very easy with its affordable living, great schools, laid back lifestyle and world-famous wildlife on the Otago Peninsula. This compact yet vibrant regional city has plenty of energy, which is to be expected with it being a University town. This sustains great activities such as theatre, stunning gardens, art galleries, live-music and a diverse selection of restaurants and cafés. Central Otago is a notable holiday destination and many outdoor recreation opportunities are easily accessible from Dunedin.

To apply

We only accept online applications. Please apply via our website:

We will be screening applications before the closing date to ensure we can start interviewing once the role closes on Friday, 10 December 2021 but this may be closed earlier.

For job description or further information please contact, Agatha Chen, Recruitment Advisor - Senior Medical Officers with your CV. Phone: +64 3 470 9604 or email:

Covid vaccination requirements

Following the update to COVID-19 Public Health Response (Vaccinations) Order 2021, to be employed with Southern DHB you will be required to be fully vaccinated as a health care worker. If you have already been fully vaccinated you will need to provide proof of this to Occupational Health staff. If you are not yet fully vaccinated you must make arrangements to undertake your first vaccination no later than the 15 November 2021 and be fully vaccinated, as required by the Order, by 1 January 2022.

Pre-employment checks

In the interests of protecting our people and our patients, all appointments will be subject to the following:

Occupational health assessment
Police vetting / Ministry of Justice safety checks
Serious misconduct checks (previous Public Service departments and statutory Crown entities only)

To apply

We only accept online applications. Please apply via our website:
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Vacancy contact details
Name Agatha Chen
Phone 64 3 470 9604
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