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Position Title: Rural Medicine Specialist
Location: Otago
FTE (Hours): 1 FTE
Date Posted: 26/09/2019
Application Closing Date: 13/10/2019 11PM
Job #: 059738
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Rural Medicine Specialist

Queenstown, Lakes District Hospital

1 FTE, permanent


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Are you looking for a chance to mix some business with pleasure? A touch of soaking up the sun, and when the snow arrives, hitting the slopes?  Queenstown’s Lakes District Hospital has a 1 FTE available for a Rural Medicine Specialist to join our team of enthusiastic rural generalists who provide emergency and in-patient care to our community. This is a permanent position based in Queenstown, well known for being theform  Adventure Capital of the World.

Queenstown Lakes District has a permanent, rapidly growing, population of around 30000 and a large visitor population.  Lakes District Hospital consists of 10 General Medical (Acute) beds, five Maternity beds, Emergency Department and a small out-patient department. Those who require urgent specialist care are transferred by road or air to Invercargill or Dunedin. It has onsite Radiology, including a brand new CT Scanner and access to Laboratory services. In this role you will work in the Emergency Department and on the ward, where we see around 12,000 patients a year, with a patient population that is young and international, the spectrum of disease seen here is hugely varied. At Lakes District Hospital you’ll be part of a team of 11 FTE rural hospital doctors and medical officers. You will need to be a confident practitioner as your on-call backup may be up to 30 minutes away, though there is easy access to phone advice. An on call room is provided.


Our workload is especially varied, with the level of trauma you would expect from our young and adventurous population, balanced with in-patient care which is mostly general medicine, paediatrics and palliative care. We also provide emergency back-up for the Lakes primary birthing unit and Community Mental Health Team. Our SMOs provide 24 hour cover through rostered shifts, working alone overnight with on-call help available. We are a teaching centre for rural hospital and emergency medicine registrars and rural immersion undergraduate medical students.


You will be a Fellow of the Division of Rural Hospital Medicine (FDRHM), or a Fellow of the Australasian College of Emergency Medicine (FACEM) with a plan to dual-qualify as FDRHM. Ideally, you'll have a postgraduate qualification in Point of Care Ultrasound. You'll be comfortable working flexibly with our team of excellent nurses and keen to help us develop services as we grow.



Closing Date: Sunday 13 October 2019


For further information please contact Milair Ryalls, Recruitment Advisor – Senior Medical Officers, Phone (03) 470 9604 or


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