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The Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS) is the professional association and union uniting doctors and dentists in New Zealand.

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Medical Director - Emergency Department

Employer Whanganui DHB
Workplace Whanganui Hospital
Specialty Emergency Medicine
Term Permanent
Grading Specialist / Consultant
Hours per week 40
Commencement date Open
Application closing date Open
Employer Whanganui DHB Workplace Whanganui Hospital
Specialty Emergency Medicine Term Permanent
Grading Specialist / Consultant Commencement date Open
Hours per week 40 Application closing date Open

Job description

Whanganui District Health Board (WDHB) is looking for a highly motivated emergency physician who is eligible to become a Fellow of the Australasian College of Emergency Medicine (FACEM) and eligible for vocational registration with the New Zealand Medical Council, to fill the position of Medical Head of Department. Clinical leadership, operational management and strategic focus are combined within this role to provide a high quality acute service to the population of the Whanganui region, maintain a positive team and patient-centred culture and manage resources efficiently. This role sits alongside a clinical emergency department consultant position, which includes rostered and rotating shifts and scheduled non-clinical time.

Whanganui Hospital is situated on the West Coast of New Zealand’s North Island within easy access of Wellington and central North Island volcanoes. The Emergency Department has approximately 20,000 presentations each year (including paediatrics) and an admission rate of around 30 percent due to a co-located acute care facility. The department is well equipped with a 5-bed short stay ward and performs a range of ED-based procedures including manipulations and cardioversions under sedation.

Whanganui Hospital has a wide range of services with general medicine, general surgery, orthopaedics, O&G, ENT, ophthalmology, dental and psychiatry included. Our Critical Care Unit caters for the majority of our intubated patients, with further support and other specialties provided by Palmerston North Hospital and tertiary care at Wellington Hospital.

Whatever your interests, Whanganui can offer the best of both worlds – the perfect work opportunity, and a lifestyle to match.

For more information please contact Senior Medical Officer Recruitment Advisor Anita Roberts
Email: anita.roberts@wdhb.org.nz | Phone 06 348 1248 | Mobile 021 909 756

Qualifications required

Eligible to become a Fellow of the Australasian College of Emergency Medicine (FACEM) and eligible for vocational registration with the New Zealand Medical Council.
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Vacancy contact details
Name Anita Roberts
Position SMO Recruitment Advisor
Phone (06) 348 1234
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