Dunedin Hospital is seeking applicants for the position of ED Senior Registrar, commencing 11 December 2017
Dunedin City at the base of the scenic Otago Peninsula in the South Island of New Zealand, is one of the worlds premier small cities. Dunedin is home to New Zealand’s oldest University, which creates an intellectual and cultural environment ordinarily restricted to far larger cities. Dunedin nestles into hills surrounding a picturesque harbour and is home to some of the most stunning beaches in the country. Living is cheap relative to the bigger centres in New Zealand, traffic jams are unheard of and long commutes are unknown.
The surrounding South Island is one of the most beautiful parts of the world. Coastal Otago has some of the best surfing and fishing in New Zealand. The Southern Alps provide a myriad of opportunities for all manner of outdoor pursuits, with world class hiking, biking, kayaking, skiing, rock climbing and mountaineering opportunities all within easy reach of Dunedin City.
Dunedin Hospital is a tertiary level hospital of 400 beds located in the city centre.The Emergency Department sees 45 000 patients per year. Patient mix is broad and a full range of trauma, medical, surgical, paediatric and minor presentations are seen on a regular basis. Senior support is excellent, with one of the highest Consultant to Registrar ratios in the country.
The Dunedin ED Senior Registrar position is possibly the best ED Registrar position in New Zealand. Three twelve month positions are available.
Senior Registrars one and two alternate weeks in ED and Anaesthetics. These positions count for six months each of ACEM advanced training time.The ED component of the Senior Registrar one and two positions consists of four shifts per week; two where the Senior Registrar supervises the shift (supported by an ED Consultant) and two where the Senior Registrar is the second senior on shift. There are no nights and no on-call obligations. The Anaesthetics component consists of five days per week of anaesthetics in a supernumerary capacity, which provides a degree of freedom to choose airway focused lists.
The third Senior Registrar position is entirely ED based. This position is largely the same as the ED component of the Senior Registrar one and two positions and provides ample opportunity for developing ED special interests.
Senior Registrar one and two positions are ideal for ACEM advanced trainees who need airway time. The third Senior Registrar position is better suited to an advanced trainee who has already met the ACEM airway job requirements. All Senior Registrar positions are highly conducive to Fellowship exam preparation. Dunedin Hospital has an active Fellowship exam preparation process and previous Fellowship candidates have had an excellent pass rate.
So, if you are a minimum of post primary ED exams, are looking to step up your game, and you feel like living in a vibrant and scenic city with fantastic outdoor opportunities, then please contact us.