About the Job

Te Whatu Ora – are looking for a Senior Consultant specialising in Intensive Care and / or Anaesthetics to join the team. This is a fixed-term position to cover sabbaticals within the department and is intended to be 12 months in duration.

Northland provides public health services across the Northland region, from north of Wellsford to Cape Reinga. Whangārei is the largest hospital in Northland providing secondary care services, supported by three rural hospitals in Kaitaia; Kawakawa, and Dargaville.

We are looking for motivated medical specialist to provide effective and high-quality intensive care medicine and anaesthetic services to the Northland community. The successful candidate will work across the Department of Intensive Care Medicine & Department of Anaesthesia and will participate in teaching and training resident medical staff as well as be actively involved in the consultant on call roster for ICU.

The Intensive Care Unit is a modern eight bed department providing care for 525 patient admissions per year; with over 40% mechanically ventilated. We provide an ICU outreach service and hold an accreditation for training by the College of Intensive Care Medicine. Currently we have nine Intensivist’s contributing to a 1:9 roster and seven registrars providing cover 24/7. Every day, we see a wide range of presentations including paediatrics and major trauma. We provide medical and nursing cover for our busy flight retrieval service in conjunction with St John and Northern Rescue Helicopter limited (NRHL) – overseeing approximately 480 helicopter transfers per year.

Northland covers an area of 12,600 square kilometres with a growing population of more than 190,000. It boasts some of the most scenic and exciting coastal areas of New Zealand in a subtropical climate. Whangārei is a 25-minute flight or 2-hour drive from Auckland City.

Working across a diverse population and broad range of acute medicine specialities you will have the chance to truly make a difference whilst developing your career. As well as a warm climate, the “winterless north” offers excellent schools; affordable housing and scenic coastal areas offering a range of recreational activities. We are just a two hours’ drive or 25-minute flight from the international hub of Auckland. To learn more about our stunning location please visit https://www.northlandnz.com/visit/

To be considered you must have or be eligible for specialist (or locum tenens) registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand in an Anaesthetist vocational scope of practice. Ideally you will possess FCICM or an equivalent qualification; however, we are open to considering advanced trainees nearing completion of their training.

To be eligible for Locum Tenens license registration in NZ, you will need to have completed Specialist training in either the UK (with CCT / CCST), U.S (with American Board Certification), Canada (with FRCPC), South Africa (with FC Anaesthesia) or Australasia. 

If you are interested in this position, please apply online and attach an up to date copy of your CV for consideration. 

For a discussion about this role or
other opportunities contact Alasdair today.

alasdairl@headmedical.com / 0131 357 1848

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