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Director of Emergency Medicine - Leadership Role & Fresh Professional Challenge - North Island - New Zealand

Consultant - Emergency Medicine
Ref: 3190 Date Posted: Monday 19 Dec 2016
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New Year. New Job. New Lifestyle.

We are seeking a Director of Emergency Medicine for Whanganui Hospital, on the west coast of the North Island, New Zealand.

  • Leadership role in a modern hospital
  • ED has 20,000 presentations pa, 30% admission rate
  • Experience of Emergency Medicine in a regional setting helpful
  • Competitive remuneration based on level of experience

This role also includes a clinical consultant position, with rostered and rotating shifts and dedicated non-clinical time.

In addition to your skills and experience as an Emergency Medicine Consultant, you will also have clinical leadership and operational management experience and an ability to manage resources effectively, whilst maintaining a team-centred approach.  

The Department

The ED has approx. 20,000 presentations per annum (including paediatrics) and an admission rate of around 30% due to a co-located acute care facility. The ED is well-equipped, with a 5-bed short stay ward and they perform a range of ED-based procedures including manipulations and cardioversions under sedation. 

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

The Location

Whanganui (population: urban 42,000, regional 64,000) has all the facilities that you would expect of a small city, it is also compact and easy to navigate. If you prefer to live a semi-rural relaxed lifestyle, it’s a great place for families with a real sense of community and hospitality with Farmers Markets, little cafes and restaurants, as well as plenty of sporting activities if you want to get involved. You’re also within easy driving distance of premier ski resorts at Turoa and Whakapapa to the north west, the lush Hawke’s Bay wine region to the east, clean and quiet unspoilt beaches (Surf Highway 45, Himatangi, Foxton, Otaki) up and down the West Coast, and of course, to the South is NZ’s capital city of Wellington (2.5 hour drive).

Living here is very affordable, with quality housing and a reputation for its excellent primary and secondary education facilities, there is a lot to offer families of all ages. And the commute to work is circa 5-10 minutes from anywhere in the city – it’s a nice way of life if you prefer not to be in a city.

There are daily flights from Whanganui to Auckland, making international flight connections easy.

Find out more about Whanganui region here

  • Experience a comparable health system where your qualifications are recognised
  • Remuneration package (circa NZD$180k to NZD$280k), depending on experience
  • Generous relocation assistance
  • Continuing Medical Education (CME) allowance + 10 days CME leave
  • Multidisciplinary team working and opportunities to be involved in teaching​

If you are looking for a fresh professional challenge in 2017, please contact Caroline O'Hagan.

If this sounds like the perfect job you can apply using the blue button below. Or if you’d like to find out more about this job or have an informal chat, please get in touch with us:

Caroline O'Hagan

Associate Partner (NZ)

Tel: +64 225214705 LinkedIn