Critical Care Head of Department
Where you’ll be working: Waikato Hospital, Critical Care Department
The details: Full time
- Be part of the national transformation in Health
Te whiwhinga mahi | The Opportunity
We are looking for an experienced and capable Intensivist and leader to head up our Department of Critical Care.
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Mō tātou Ratonga | About our Service
Waikato Hospital is a large tertiary referral and teaching hospital, covering all medical and surgical specialties, including some secondary and tertiary paediatric services, neurosurgery, and the second largest cardiac surgery centre in New Zealand.
We are at the centre of a regional referral network across the middle of the North Island, including five medium-sized, and a number of smaller hospitals. Waikato Hospital is a Regional Burns Unit within the National Burns Service, and an accredited Trauma Centre. Retrieval of critically-ill patients is part of our mandate.
We now have over 4000 admissions a year to the ICU and HDU under the direction of the leadership group for the Department of Critical Care. The Department has a long and strong history, with formal establishment of an ICU in the early 1960’s following ad hoc use of ventilatory support through the late 1950’s. The Department has also, over time, acquired a reputation for lean Intensivist staffing relative to the workload. This philosophy has changed, and funding is already there to accomplish this.
The unit is credentialed by the College of Critical Care Medicine at level C24. The role is supported by 19 registrars (including 6 Advanced Registrars) covering 24/7. We currently employ 1 Fellow, but plan to recruit up to 3 Fellows. The nursing team is well developed with 24/7 senior nurse cover.
As we look to the future we have both planned and pre-funded major changes to make in service configuration, but also opportunities to refine these changes. Our first priority is to recruit sufficient Intensivists to cover 24/7 to be able to cover 22 ICU beds. A full-time Project Manager and Recruitment Officer, to help achieve this result, have already been appointed.
Although Hamilton flies under the radar as a city, it has much to offer, from proximity to beaches and world class surfing (30 minutes away in Raglan, 80 minutes to Mount Maunganui), to world class skiing, fishing, hunting and adventure sports. You can work in one of Australasia’s biggest units and live in the country or alongside one of our world class attractions like the Waikato River, and best of all, spend very little time getting from one to the other.
Mōu | About you
Required skills & experience you will need to be consider for this role:
We are ideally looking for an Intensivist who is mid-career or beyond, with the integrity and credibility to lead our Department for the next several years.
The opportunity to lead and form a large and prestigious department such as this does not come along very often, so please don’t miss the opportunity this time round, you may not get another one anytime soon.
To be eligible you must:
• Hold current registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand in the scope
of practice of Intensive Care Medicine
• Employment in this role will only be confirmed once the applicant has been
successfully credentialed by the relevant committee of the Te Whatu Ora – Health NZ – Waikato.
Me pēhea te tuku tono | How to apply
If you think you might be this person, and you would like to discuss the opportunity further, please contact any of the Co-Directors, Pranesh Jogia (Pranesh.Jogia@waikatodhb.health.nz +64212278812, Geoff McCracken Geoff.Mccracken@waikatodhb.health.nz +64212246620 or Nick Barnes Nicholas.Barnes@waikatodhb.health.nz +64220617918, or alternatively just apply and we can discuss matters further with you as part of the appointment process.
Closing date: Open until filled
Ko wai mātou | Our Organisation
Te iwi Ngakaunui – People at Heart
• Whakamana – Give and earn respect
• Whakaronga – Listen to me; Talk to me
• Mauri Pai – Fair play
• Whakapakari – Growing the good
• Kotahitanga – Stronger together
A national Vaccination Policy which includes COVID19 is under development. In the interim, a Health and Safety Risk Assessment against the requirements of the role will apply to unvaccinated candidates and employees and appropriate risk mitigation (e.g. extra PPE, RAT testing) may be taken as a result. Please note that when a Vaccination Policy is introduced it will apply to this role and need to be supported.
|Location:||North Island - Waikato - Hamilton|
|Job type:||Permanent Full time|
|Expertise:||Clinical - Senior Medical Officers, Medical Officers and Fellows - Critical Care / Intensive Care Medicine|
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