Dunedin Hospital is seeking applicants for the position of ED Registrar commencing February 2021.
Dunedin City in the South Island of New Zealand is a fantastic place to live. The city nestles into hills surrounding a picturesque harbour. Dunedin is known as the ‘Wildlife Capital of New Zealand’ and is famous for its beaches, penguins and sea lions. New Zealand’s oldest university and medical school are both located in Dunedin. Twenty five thousand students add to the flavour of Dunedin city.
The surrounding South Island is one of the most beautiful parts of the world. Coastal Dunedin has some of the best surfing and fishing in New Zealand. The Southern Alps provide opportunities for all manner of outdoor pursuits, with first class hiking, biking, kayaking, skiing, rock climbing and mountaineering opportunities all within easy reach of Dunedin.
Dunedin Hospital is a tertiary level hospital of 400 beds and is 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. Registrars work on average approximately four days per week.
The Dunedin ED is accredited for twelve months of advanced training time by the Australasian College of Emergency Medicine (ACEM). Our ED is accredited for rural/regional training and is a great place to meet the ACEM rural training time requirement. We are also accredited for the Paediatric Logbook component of training. The Dunedin ED has an ACEM exam preparation programme, an ACEM Examiner and a high pass rate for the College Primary and Fellowship exams. Dunedin Hospital has a range of other accredited Registrar positions (including ICU, anaesthetics and medicine) that College trainees are able to rotate into in order to fulfil the requirements of training. Dunedin’s university offers papers that meet the criteria of the ACEM Trainee Research Requirement Coursework Pathway.
Most importantly, the Dunedin ED has a Rocket espresso machine in the staff room!
So, if you are a minimum of two years post-graduation, want to gain ED experience or advance a career in Emergency Medicine, and you feel like living in a vibrant and scenic city with great outdoor opportunities, then please apply!
If you have any questions about the role, the application or the recruitment process please contact the RMO Recruitment Advisor by emailing email@example.com quoting the vacancy title and reference number.