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Intensive Care Specialist

Auckland is New Zealand's most diverse and most populous city, nestled on one of the world’s best harbours. It offers a metropolitan lifestyle mixed with the great outdoors; from cafes and restaurants to our stunning beaches, parks and marinas providing a beautiful natural landscape that us Kiwis are proud of. 

Based in South Auckland, the hospital is a unique and dynamic medical facility where every day is exciting - we are pretty unique in terms of the diverse population we serve and the medical challenges we face and that all adds up to a great place to work.

We are welcoming applications for an Intensive Care Specialist (Senior Medical Officer) to join our dynamic team in our Critical Care Complex. We have a progressive attitude to intensive care medicine and development of the service, with a multi-disciplinary, non-hierarchical approach to our work. Additionally, we value collegiality and work-life integration. Start date is negotiable. Permanent and fixed term positions available, with ability to negotiate hours to suit both parties.

Admission numbers are around 1400 per year to the Complex (ICU/HDU) with 85% of these as acute admissions. We are a supra-regional spinal injury service and care for severe burns as part of the National Burn Service taking patients from throughout New Zealand. Additionally, we admit around 150 paediatric patients each year and are involved in paediatric resuscitation in the Emergency Department.

The successful applicant will be at specialist level or have completed training in intensive care medicine. Permanent positions will only be offered to those who have passed the Australasian Part 2 fellowship exam in Intensive Care Medicine and either have, or be working towards final completion of, the FCICM for Australia and New Zealand. 

You will work on the Specialist roster with responsibility for admissions and discharges to the Critical Care as well as supervision of resident medical staff. You will also develop responsibility for some of our essential non-clinical portfolios. We will offer 25% non-clinical time, and mentoring as appropriate, to help you develop portfolio interests and skills that will benefit your career development. These could include Education, Research and Human Factors/ Safety and Quality. We will support you to attend conferences and meetings that further these interests and allow you to complete your CPD requirements.

It is essential that you are either already registered or eligible for registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand and have an Annual Practicing Certificate prior to commencement.

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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