Dunedin Hospital is a tertiary level hospital of 400 beds located in the city centre. The ED sees 45000 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.
Dunedin ED is currently accredited for six months of advanced training time by the Australasian College of Emergency Medicine. This is likely to be extended to 12 months before the end of 2017. It is also accredited for the Paediatric Logbook component of training. Dunedin has an ACEM exam preparation programme and a high pass rate for the College part one and part two exams. Dunedin Hospital has a range of other 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.
Dedicated Fast Track time, access to the University of Otago 4.10 course, accredited rotations to ICU, Surgery, Medicine and Paediatrics, newly developed intermediate training programme….. the list of exciting initiatives within the Dunedin Hospital ED just goes on and on.
If you would love to access these initiatives, then look no further! We are seeking expressions of interest from those interested in furthering their careers by spending time in our Emergency Department. Whether you are an ED trainee (pre or post part 1), a Rural Hospital Medicine Trainee, a GP trainee or, if you would just love to experience life in our ED; we would love to hear from you!
With a team of dedicated specialists on hand to guide and support you and dedicated protected teaching time as well as fantastic opportunities to enjoy the lifestyle that living in Otago brings, you won’t want to miss this!
Successful candidates will have a minimum of two years post graduate medical experience and a keen interest in experiencing life on the front line.