Rural Hospital Medicine – Consultant or Medical Officer, TAR00855

Rural Hospital Medicine – Consultant or Medical Officer, TAR00855

South Taranaki is Alive with Opportunities!  

Come and live in the region that has just been named the world's second top region to visit in 2017 by Lonely Planet! 

We are seeking rural hospital generalist doctors to work in both the Emergency Department and the Inpatient Ward.  You will be part of a small, competent and supportive team in a level 3 rural hospital providing 24/7 medical cover.  Use your varied and broad generalist knowledge and experience to diagnose and treat your patient in ED, follow patients admitted to the inpatient ward through to discharge or stabilise and transfer patients to Base Hospital when required.  You may be required to work independently in an emergency. 

You will:

  • Be part of an experienced team of medical professionals;
  • Work in an accredited rural hospital with RHM trainees;
  • Have links to secondary and tertiary services;
  • Be supported by a progressive, friendly organisation;
  • Enjoy the benefits of the Taranaki lifestyle;

If you want to work as a Generalist within the Rural Hospital Medicine scope of practice, this could be what you are looking for!

The new Hawera Hospital opened in 2002. This purpose built facility includes a 7 bed ED and 17 Bed inpatient ward (Medical and AT&R). The Hawera Emergency Department provides a 24 hour service for the 20,000 population of South Taranaki and sees approximately 15,000 patients per year. There is a 4 bed maternity unit and a large number of specialist outpatient clinics are held in Hawera. The Hospital has a well equipped radiology and laboratory service. In addition, the emergency department has a Sonosite MicroMaxx ultrasound machine available for clinician-performed ultrasounds.

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To discuss this opportunity informally contact the Clinical Lead

Closing date for applications is 30 April, 2018.