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Emergency Medicine Specialist - Sun, Surf & Sand in Tauranga - To start ASAP parental leave cover - New Zealand

Consultant - Emergency Medicine
Ref: 4733 Date Posted: Thursday 21 Dec 2017

There's no better place to enjoy the Kiwi Summer!

Fixed term position available from now.

We’re seeking an Emergency Medicine Specialist to provide parental leave cover for a period of up to 12 months for Tauranga Hospital in the stunning Bay of Plenty.

  • FACEM or equivalent, e.g. FRCEM, ABEM
  • Diverse casemix - 52,000 presentations per annum, 25% are paediatric
  • ED is accredited for 6 months ACEM registrar training, with planned increase to 12 months in the near future
  • Base Salary NZ$158,141 to NZ$230,000 pa, depending on level of experience + on call
  • CME Allowance NZ$16k pa + 10 days leave to attend conferences

You will have broad experience and skills across Emergency Medicine along with a sound understanding of contemporary models of care; proven leadership skills and experience working in a multidisciplinary team environment; an interest in medical education and teaching, including providing supervision and education to medical students and doctors in training; and a commitment and willingness to be involved in continuous quality improvement programmes.

The Hospital & Department

Tauranga Hospital provides health services to the people of the Western Bay of Plenty. A secondary hospital, it provides level 4-5 services including medical, surgical, paediatrics, obstetrics, gynaecology and mental health. There are 349 beds at Tauranga Hospital, including the Special Care Baby Unit, maternity and mental health. Approximately 224 beds are available for medical and surgical patients (including critical care and coronary care) with a further 58 for children and older people and 17 for medical day stay. Twenty four beds are designated for mental health patients and 10 for Mental Health for older people. There are 43 beds available for maternity including 12 for the special care baby unit.

Emergency staffing consists of a Clinical Director; 10 x Emergency Specialists or Medical Officers; and 18 Resident Medical Officers.

The Location

Tauranga is now the 5th largest city in New Zealand with an urban population of 170,000 (regionally 230,000) and is only a 2.5 hour drive south of Auckland. It has always been a premier destination, but with a strong NZ economy and a very buoyant housing market with many beach frontage properties and luxury apartments, Tauranga is now the fastest growing city in New Zealand.

Tauranga - and in particular the suburb of Mount Maunganui - is well known across NZ for many things; the relaxed lifestyle, the sunshine, the café scene, the surfing, the white sandy beaches and natural salt water hotpools, and the safe and family-friendly lifestyle with excellent schools. It attracts families of all ages into the area and is a holiday favourite for visitors.

In the summertime, the population swells and holidaymakers and international travellers come to Tauranga and Mount Maunganui to enjoy the beach and sun. There’s a real buzz about the place, especially over Christmas, New Year and the January School holidays. A large number of cruise ships berth in Tauranga from October to April (the 2016/17 season had 83 cruise ships visiting with a passenger population of approx. 150,000).

  • Voted New Zealand’s Best Beach 2017**
  • Auckland is a 35 minute flight or a 2 hour easy drive
  • Beautiful natural surroundings and marine life – safe harbour, white sandy beaches, native forest, dolphins, orcas
  • Sea kayaking, surfing, paddle boarding, kitesurfing, powerboating, windsurfing, sailing
  • Food and craft beer festivals, music festivals, wineries, major sporting events (ocean swimming, triathlon series)

More info on the Tauranga Lifestyle

Please contact Caroline to have a confidential discussion or email with a copy of your CV.

Please note, Caroline recently relocated from the UK is now based in Wellington, New Zealand, but is originally a Tauranga local, so knows the area well.


If do not already hold FACEM and full Vocational Registration in NZ, given the short term nature of this role, you should be eligible for Locum Tenens registration with Medical Council of New Zealand. Locum Tenens is a short term specialist registration, valid for up to 12 months, which takes only 30 days to process once submitted, which we can assist with along with your work visa, if required. 

Medical Council of New Zealand have also now introduced primary source verification of your primary medical degree and all relevant specialist qualifications. All new Doctors who are due to commence in NZ must now undertake this process as soon as possible in order to be verified before you can start work. Doctors can do this online directly. Please visit the following link to find out more about this PSV process via ECFMG's EPIC system: MCNZ and Primary Source Verification

**TripAdvisor's 2017 Travellers' Choice Awards


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