Southland - Invercargill
Full-time or part-time (minimum 30 hours per week), permanent or 1 year fixed term positions considered.
Our team at Southland is excited to announce we are remodelling our Critical Care Unit! This recent development meant that we have opportunities for a physician with an interest in critical care medicine, Dual Trained Specialist Intensivists, or Anaesthetists or Emergency medical specialists with an interest in critical care medicine.
Currently, Southland has a six-bed Critical Care Unit and following significant investment we are aiming to have the necessary staffing and resourcing for two Intensive Care level beds and four high-dependency care level beds. The current six-bed critical care admits around 500 patients per annum. The case mix will be diverse given our large geographical catchment area with the ability to cater for general medical, surgical and trauma patients. Paediatric and burns patients can also be stabilised and cared for in the ICU until aeromedical transportation to other centres can be arranged if required.
During our recruitment phase of remodelling our critical care unit duties will be conducted as part of a shared roster with anaesthesia department colleagues. Clinical and non-clinical duties will be rostered as per ASMS contract agreement. You will be expected to undertake a full share of the Intensive Care on-call roster with other members of the team. With the development of our service other duties will include participation in teaching and supervision of junior doctors, nurses and medical students, team ward rounds, quality and safety activities, and audit and clinical review meetings.
Come and join us at Southland at the start of our journey!
Te Whatu Ora - Southern has the largest geographical coverage of all the New Zealand regions, providing services to 350,000 people in diverse communities. We take pride in all the services we provide, and our aim is to improve, promote and protect the health of our region. We believe that our dedicated and passionate staff are a significant driving force behind the achievement of these standards, and we need more like-minded people to help us continue providing for our community.
Invercargill is a great place to live and work! For families, there are excellent schools and loads of activities to occupy children of all ages! For those who are into looking for adventure, we are a hop away from ski fields, hiking tracks, and wineries and can boast the best location to catch the famed Aurora Australis. The airport has direct flights to Auckland, Wellington, and Christchurch, so access in and out of Invercargill is easy. Housing is among the most affordable in New Zealand.
You will need to have, or be eligible to be awarded, vocational registration with the New Zealand Medical Council in intensive care medicine and/or your other specialty. To be considered for these roles, it is essential that you hold post-graduate training and qualification in adult Intensive Care Medicine (FCICM or equivalent) as well as in your other specialist field.
If you are interested in these opportunities, please apply online and attach an up to date copy of your CV for consideration.