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Position Title: Specialist Intensive Care and Anaesthesia
Location: Otago
FTE (Hours): Permanent, 1.0 FTE
Date Posted: 28/11/2017
Application Closing Date: 17/12/2017 11PM
Job #: 054965
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Specialist Intensive Care and Anaesthesia

Dunedin Hospital

Fixed term, full time


Clinical ICU duties are currently shared with 6 other colleagues with an intention to increase to a total of 9 by the end of 2018 and 12 by 2020. Additionally, colleagues from emergency medicine and anaesthesia currently participate in the voluntary (but remunerated), night-time and weekend aero-medical retrieval roster. The department is very much in evolution and presents an excellent opportunity for an enthusiastic and adaptive colleague to contribute to the development of the service and to help shape the ICU, HDU, outreach and AME services for the future. A research supervisor post without clinical duties and joint academic-clinical intensive care senior lecturer/associate professor post are being established by the SDHB and the University of Otago; opportunities to be involved in both clinical and health economic research are expected to increase incrementally over the next three years.


The post-holder will be expected to provide a mixture of cover for ICU, HDU, retrieval services, outreach service and anaesthesia. Administrative duties in governance, quality and safety, clinical review, audit, simulation, teaching, research supervision, mentoring and business-planning are shared amongst the departmental team and some participation in one or more of these areas will be expected as part of the post-holder’s non-clinical duty allocation.  It is encouraged that individual members of the department become champions for subspecialty interests such as advanced ventilation, renal replacement, transfusion, antibiotic stewardship, neuro-critical care, health IT, paediatrics and a wide variety of interests can be accommodated by negotiation. It is an exciting time to be joining the department with training programmes developing in ICU-US, an in-situ simulation training suite opening in the new unit, BASICS, paeds-BASICS and RACE-plus courses all being hosted in Dunedin over the next 18 months and programmes in health-economics and management training being developed.


The ICU is currently covered using a mixture of day shifts, evening shifts with later night-call, and weekend call. However, the roster and work-patterns are evolving dynamically as our staffing increases and models of care modernise. The post-holder will be expected to undertake a full share of the Intensive Care on-call roster with other members of the team and also to contribute to the ICU-covered theatre lists during normal working hours in the theatre complex. No out-of-hours duties are anticipated for the anaesthetic service.    Additional payment is made for clinical duties outside of regular hours in negotiation with the Southern District Health Board. Aeromedical retrieval duties and occasional attendance at primary missions within normal working hours are anticipated as part of this post but are not essential to the role and can be swapped with other duties by mutual agreement and negotiation.


To be considered for this post, it is essential that you have completed or are shortly to complete a post-graduate training in both intensive care medicine and anaesthesia, ideally holding FCICM and/or FANZCA or their equivalents.


Closing Date: Sunday,  17 December 2017



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


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