Emergency Medicine Senior House Officer - starting 11 June 2018
Home to the NZ government; a cultural epicentre of New Zealand, renowned for its cafes, nightlife, restaurants, harbour and proximity to vineyards, with a vibrant city life, host to numerous cultural events. It consistently scores globally as a popular city and has recently been named as the world’s most liveable city. Join our fellow 480 Resident Medical Officers across the Wellington region to gain leading experience, medical supervision and training.
About our opportunities
- Permanent Emergency Medicine Senior House Officer starting 11 June 2018
- Suitable for PGY3 and above
- Allocation from 11 June 2018 to 9 December 2018 at Wellington Hospital.
Applications are invited from Senior House Officers (SHOs) for a position in the Emergency Service from Monday 11 June 2018. Please note that this service operates across multiple hospitals, including Wellington Regional and Hutt Valley Hospitals. Therefore, allocations may include rotations to these sites.
Wellington Regional Hospital has modern facilities and offers exciting opportunities and top level training. The Wellington Hospital Emergency Department provides emergency care to people in the Greater Wellington, Porirua and Kapiti regions. Each year the Department sees approximately 63,000 patients. With 29 treatment cubicles including three resuscitation bays, six minor care, one eye and 19 monitored, our medium hospital size brings friendliness to the work environment.
Our hospital is a leader in training for Emergency Medicine – accredited by ACEM for two years of advanced metropolitan training and Paediatric Log-book, Wellington trainees continue to excel at the primary and fellowship exams. We also have ED rotations in Orthopaedics, Paediatrics ICU and Anaesthetics.
Our Director of Emergency Medicine Ultrasound provides an active ultrasound training programme with weekly review of all scans. ED has an established mentoring program. Current consultant portfolios include; Toxicology, Primary Care Liaison, Simulation Training, Trauma and Disaster planning.
The Hospital campus includes the Wellington division of the Otago Clinical School of Medicine, and the National Patient Simulator Training Centre providing additional opportunities for teaching and research.
Wellington Hospital Emergency Department offers:
- A great work environment, in a 28 bed department with a broad Emergency case mix including paediatrics and trauma, with support from all tertiary specialties;
- Emergency consultant cover on the floor 16+ hours per day, and on call overnight. This means an Emergency Specialist is usually immediately available to you for consultation/clinical review or questions;
- Supportive team based working practice (working in teams with small groups of doctors and nurses in zoned areas);
- A supportive training environment with dedicated teaching time, dedicated ACEM Exam tutorials with an exceptional pass rate in Primary and Fellowship, on the floor training, and weekly simulation based critical scenario teaching;
- Access to Orthopaedic Paediatric, ICU and Anaesthetic rotations and an Emergency Ultrasound Registrar position.
Is a busy 260-bed facility covering both Lower Hutt and Upper Hutt. The hospital serves a population of 145,000. We have a world-renowned plastic and burns unit, regional rheumatology and public health services, and all our specialties have a strong focus on excellence and innovation.
The Hutt Hospital Emergency Department sees over 48,000 patients per annum. We see a diverse caseload from acutely ill kids and adults, to trauma, burns, and mental health. Our 30 bed Department is new and purpose built – providing a pleasant physical environment for patient care, comprised of Resuscitation bays, Acute bays and Sub-acute treatment areas. We have strong and friendly links with inpatient units, including ICU, O&G, Paeds, Internal Medicine, General Surgery, ENT, Dermatology and Orthopaedics. Our ED is staffed with 11 enthusiastic consultants and is accredited for six months of Advanced Emergency Medicine Training with ACEM, as a designated urban district hospital. ED consultants are present for 16+ hours per day and are available on call overnight.
Hutt Hospital is only six kilometres from the northern shores of the beautiful Wellington Harbour; just 15 minutes’ drive from the centre of our nation’s vibrant and exciting capital city. You can bike, or commute by bus, train, or car from Wellington. The Hutt Valley offers excellent access to outdoor pursuits with great cycle trails, mountain biking, tramping and aquatic sports. It is also home to the excellent Dowse Art Museum and many convivial cafes.
What’s in it for me?
Educational opportunities include:
- Weekly teaching for all RMOs is provided in protected teaching time
- Electives available in Anaesthetics, Fracture Clinic, Dressings/Plastics Clinic and Acute Dental Pain Clinic
- Weekly Simulations/Resuscitation drills
- Bedside teaching/supervision including use of ultrasound
We have a supportive group of physicians, nurses, clinical nurse specialists, allied health, and administrative staff.
Experience and Eligibility
- Suitable for Resident Medical Officers who will be PGY3+ or above by the role commencement date, and have a minimum of 3 months experience working in ED.
- You will have eligibility for general or provisional general registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand. Information on the process of application for this can be found on their website at http://www.mcnz.org.nz/
- You will need to be a NZ or Australian citizen or resident, or have an appropriate visa to be eligible to live and work in NZ. The immigration NZ website can be found at https://www.immigration.govt.nz/new-zealand-visas
How to apply?If you wish to express your interest and you meet the criteria above, then please click the 'Apply Now' button below
Upon application you will need to provide:
- Electronic copies of your CV and cover letter. Emailed applications will not be accepted.
- Contact details for three consultants as referees that have supervised your day-to-day clinical work, one must be from your current or most recent employer. One must be from a Supervisor of Training or Clinical Director.
Job no: RMO_008_18
Location: Hutt Valley, Wellington Hospital
Closing Date: Sunday, 25 February 2018