This is a fantastic opportunity for a Consultant in Emergency Medicine (FACEM or equivalent) to join an energetic and enthusiastic EM team in Palmerston North in central, North Island.
- Full time, permanent position (12 months may also be considered)
- FACEM or equivalent specialist qualification, e.g FCEM, ABEM
- Team consists of 9 Emergency Physicians, working
- 10 hour shifts and 1 weekend a month
- Accredited advanced training site for Emergency Medicine, with
- 9 SHOs and 9 Registrars
- Just a 2 hour drive from Wellington City
Palmerston North Hospital is a 350 bed secondary hospital, which services an urban population of 80,000 and a total population catchment of 168,000. In addition, the hospital is a teaching hospital, and is associated with both Auckland and Otago medical schools.
The ED is an Australasian Level 4 regional trauma centre with approximately 44,000 adult and paediatric presentations per annum. It is an increasingly busy department that has maintained a 30+% admission rate despite their rising volume.
In addition to a robust general medicine service, we have 24/7 access to general surgery, O&G, paediatrics, ENT, ophthalmology, orthopaedics, and ICU. Cardiothoracic, neurosurgery, and plastic surgery services are provided by Wellington Hospital (two hours away).
What’s on offer?
- Total package circa NZ$180,000 - $300,000 pa (approx. £97,000 - £162,000 pa), depending on level of experience
- Includes base salary range NZ$158,141 - $230,000 pa
- Includes NZ$16,000 CME Allowance pa + 10 days leave pa to attend conferences
- Dedicated non-clinical time and multidisciplinary teamworking
- Relocation assistance available
Palmerston North (population: urban 80,000, regional 168,000) has a genuine, easygoing vibe. It has all the facilities that you would expect of a city, yet is still compact and easy to navigate. There are plenty of cafes and restaurants, a local airport and a wealth of sporting activities and community festivals if you want to get involved. Living here is affordable, with high quality housing and a reputation for its excellent primary, secondary and tertiary education facilities, there is a lot to offer families of all ages. And the commute to work is circa 10-15 minutes from anywhere in the city.
If you prefer to live a semi-rural relaxed lifestyle, just a 15 minute drive away from Palmerston North is the town of Feilding, voted New Zealand’s most beautiful town 14 times, with its gorgeous gardens, Edwardian buildings and Farmers Markets at the weekend, it’s a great place for families with a real sense of community and hospitality.
Whether you decide to live in Palmerston North itself or Feilding, or any of the other little towns in the Manawatu region, the location in the middle of the North Island means you will be within easy driving distance of premier ski resorts at Turoa and Whakapapa to the north, the lush Hawke’s Bay wine region to the east, clean and quiet unspoilt beaches (Himatangi, Foxton, Otaki) along the West Coast, and of course, to the South is NZ’s capital city of Wellington (2 hour drive).
The local airport has daily commuter flights to Wellington and Auckland, making international flight connections very easy.
Find out more about Palmerston North and the Manawatu region here
Given the permanent nature of this role, you should be eligible for provisional vocational registration with Medical Council of New Zealand (or already hold vocational registration with MCNZ). This is the specialist pathway for registration and we can assist with paperwork if you are successfully appointed. You can check the MCNZ website here to self-assess your eligibility for this pathway.
Alternatively, eligibility for Locum Tenens registration with Medical Council of New Zealand will also be viewed favourably. Locum Tenens is a short term specialist registration, valid for up to 12 months only, which takes only 30 days to process once submitted.