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Contract: Permanent - Full time 

Welcome to the Wairarapa Region.

The Wairarapa is a vibrant and culturally diverse region to work, live and play in, with plenty of recreational activities, world class walking and cycling tracks, relatively affordable housing, and beautifully restored historic towns. The region offers New Zealand's premiere shopping and food destinations thanks to its designer boutiques, specialist shops, cafes and restaurants along with award winning vineyards. The Wairarapa region affords that kiwi lifestyle for all members of the family, with quality schools, strong community spirit, great beaches, rivers and mountain ranges, and best of all you won't waste anymore time sitting in traffic jams, why? Because we have no traffic issues! This is a place you can truly relax and call home. The Hospital, based in Masterton, is very close to other major cities it is a little more than an hour from Palmerston North Airport, Wellington International Airport and Inter-Island ferry connections. Daily rail services link Wellington with Wairarapa towns.

Learn more about living in the fabulous Wairarapa on this link - www.wairarapanz.com

About the role

We are looking for a full time Emergency Physician(s) to join our enthusiastic team.

If you are a FACEM or an International ED Physician looking to balance a new opportunity in a small and dynamic ED with our wonderful Wairarapa lifestyle, then this may well be the place for you! We will also consider applications from Rural Hospital Specialists.

Wairarapa ED is a busy teaching emergency department seeing approximately 17,000 patients per year (20% paediatric), with an admission rate of about 30%. We work closely with primary care to develop care pathways and better manager acute demand. The next few years will bring exciting developments as we continue to work together to meet the needs of our population.

The Hospital is committed to clinical excellence in all disciplines. You will be encouraged to take part in clinical audits and peer reviews to ensure quality clinical care is provided. Clinical co-operation with neighbouring hospitals is a feature of our work, with an established regional Critical Care Network in the region, and a telemedicine trial in development.

About our team

You will join our Emergency Medicine team of Emergency Physicians, Medical Officers, Nurses and Administration staff, supported by tertiary, primary care, paramedic and LifeFlight colleagues.

Wairarapa Hospital is a secondary hospital with capacity of up to 90 beds, which services an urban and rural population of 48,800. There is a Level 4 Emergency Department with associated High Dependency Unit, 24/7 access to CT, providing 24-hour acute and elective care in general and orthopaedic surgery, medicine, obstetrics and gynaecology, psychiatry, anaesthetics and paediatrics.

What can we offer to help with your decision?

We are interested in what hours of work may suit you. We are happy to accommodate a range of option including Full Time or Part Time, permanent or Fixed Term for 1 year or more.

An attractive relocation package including accommodation and travel assistance can be negotiated. Te Whatu Ora Wairarapa also provides ongoing support to staff with further education and learning opportunities.

About you

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Specialist qualification in emergency medicine
  • Vocational registration or eligibility for vocational registration in the specialty with the Medical Council of New Zealand
  • High level of skill in and competence in emergency medicine
  • Evidence of contribution and participation in the development to emergency medicine, through membership or participation in professional groups or working parties
  • Relevant experience in paediatric emergency medicine

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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