UNIVERSITY OF OTAGO AND SOUTHERN DISTRICT HEALTH BOARD
An opportunity has arisen for a Specialist Intensivist to take up a full-time joint Academic and Clinical position within the University of Otago and Dunedin Hospital.
The Role – Academic Component
For your academic duties you will be based in the Department of Surgical Sciences, Dunedin School of Medicine, and, depending on your level of academic experience, will be appointed to the position of Senior Lecturer or Associate Professor.
You will have academic qualifications and prior experience in teaching and research, and would be responsible for teaching at both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Alongside teaching you will have possibilities for laboratory and clinical based research.
The Role – Clinical Component
On the clinical side, the Dunedin Hospital has almost 400 beds and provides care for a population of approximately 180,000 spread over the lower South Island of New Zealand.
Allocation of time for clinical duties and patient care is 50% of the working week. Intensive Care Unit (ICU) duties will be conducted as part of a shared roster 1:5 – 1:7 with other colleagues in intensive care medicine. Additionally, colleagues from emergency medicine and anaesthesia currently participate in the weekend aero-medical retrieval roster. You would be expected to provide a mixture of cover for ICU, retrieval services, HDU and outreach services. If you wanted to maintain practice in an additional specialty such as emergency medicine or anaesthesia, it may be possible to accommodate an average of one clinical day per week in that specialty, this would happen by negotiation. You would be expected to undertake a full share of the Intensive Care on-call roster with other members of the team.
Other duties include participation in team ward rounds, quality and safety activities, audit and clinical review meetings. Additional payment is made for clinical duties outside of regular hours, in negotiation with the Southern District Health Board.
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 centre is compact but has plenty of energy, which is to be expected with it being a student-town. This sustains some great activities such as theatre, live-music and a great selection of restaurants and cafes. Central Otago, with all of its great holiday spots and outdoor recreation opportunities is also easily accessible from Dunedin.
If you’re looking for an exciting new opportunity and would like to know more about working with us, then please contact either of us for a confidential discussion via the contact details below:
Academic Component: Associate Professor Mark Thompson-Fawcett, Head of Department, Department of Surgical Sciences.
Clinical Component: Dr Craig Carr, Clinical Leader, Intensive Care Unit.
To submit your application please visit https://otago.taleo.net/careersection/2/jobdetail.ftl?lang=en&job=1701827 . Applications quoting reference number 1701827 will close on Friday, 17 November 2017.