Specialist Intensive Care with Dual Specialty
Full time, Permanent
Southern District Health Board
About Southern District Health Board
Welcome to Southern DHB. Our DHB covers the largest geographical catchment of all the DHB’s in New Zealand. We proudly provide top quality healthcare to our population. Dunedin Hospital is the Tertiary Hospital for our district, and enjoys a close relationship with the University of Otago, School of Medicine. This gives our staff ready access to continuing professional development, involvement with medical student training, and all the stimulation and opportunities that come with an academic environment. Dunedin Hospital has almost 400 beds and provides care for a population of approximately 350,000 spread over the lower South Island of New Zealand.
About the Role
We have just completed refurbishing our ICU at Dunedin Hospital. It is physically linked with our HDU on the same floor, so we have the ability for our team to work across the two units easily. We don’t mind saying that we love it - have a virtual look https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=veRi5Dd0mKw. We are now looking to complete our team and have opportunities for dual trained intensivists in medical specialties of general medicine, or Emergency Medicine to come and join us.
Allocation of time for clinical duties and patient care is 50% of the working week. Your Intensive Care Unit (ICU) duties will be conducted as part of a shared roster with twelve other colleagues in intensive care medicine. Additionally, colleagues from emergency medicine and anaesthesia currently participate in our weekend aero-medical retrieval roster. You would be expected to provide a mixture of cover for ICU, retrieval services, HDU and outreach services. Other duties include participation in team ward rounds, quality and safety activities, audit and clinical review meetings.
We will negotiate the FTE you have with the correlating Service of your dual specialty, as you will undertake a full share of the Intensive Care on-call roster rather than those of the dual specialty.
As a part of our ICU team you will have a personal commitment to maintaining high standards of practice and an unequivocal dedication to provide clinical leadership and reliable medical input to the inter-disciplinary team is pivotal to the position. You will have a strong commitment to service user and family / whanau inclusion in service delivery and a focus on recovery. You will also have a sound understanding and commitment to biculturalism and the organisational values.
To be considered for these roles, it is essential that you hold a Post Graduate Qualification in Intensive Care Medicine (CICM or equivalent), and an additional training and fellowship in a Medicine or Surgical Specialty allowing a vocational registration with the New Zealand Medical Council.
Dunedin is a great little city with a big town feel and well-known for its Southern Hospitality. Outside of work, you’ll find life in Dunedin to be very easy with its affordable living, great schools, laid back lifestyle and world-famous wildlife on the Otago Peninsula. The town center is compact but has plenty of energy, which is to be expected with it being a University town. This sustains some great activities such as theatre, live-music and a diverse selection of restaurants and cafés. Central Otago is a notable holiday destination and many outdoor recreation opportunities are easily accessible from Dunedin.
Closing Date: open
Candidates please note that screening of applications will be ongoing throughout this advertising period and our advertising will be removed from the Southern DHB website in the event of the role being filled.
For further information please contact Milair Ryalls, Recruitment Advisor – Senior Medical Officers, Phone (03) 470 9604 or Email:firstname.lastname@example.org