There is a lot of talk about work/life balance and our Specialist Medical Staff in particular will tell you that, at Te Whatu Ora - South Canterbury, you truly can have the best of both worlds.
Anaesthesia Department at Timaru Hospital
The team of 12 actively service four theatres, an Obstetric Unit
(averaging 590 births per year), and a combined Intensive Care Unit/Coronary
Care Unit, all with the assistance of Anaesthetic Technicians and skilled
Theatre, Day Patient Stay and ICU Nursing staff.
The Department is also responsible for the Acute Pain Service in
conjunction with Clinical Nurse Specialists.
Anaesthesia Specialist Role
This position provides efficient, safe and appropriate anaesthetic services, ICU cover and acute pain management as well as day patient and outpatient clinic sessions.
The position is part time or full time (to be negotiated &
agreed) and works during the normal hours of work between 8.00am and 6.00pm
Monday to Friday; and on a rostered on call basis outside normal hours during
the week, at weekends and on public holidays.
Given our responsibility in the Intensive Care Unit, an interest
in this area would be viewed as beneficial although not essential.
On Call Duties:
The after-hours roster frequency is 1:12 to provide cover outside of the normal hours of work, at weekends and on Public Holidays. Whilst providing cover you are first on call.
There is also scope to consider engaging in some Private
Practice with the local Bidwill Trust Private Hospital at which a number of our
existing team have a professional association with.
Living in South Canterbury
South Canterbury offers a lifestyle opportunity second to none: this is an easy place to live, family friendly (with great schools), known to have one of the lowest crime rates in NZ, combined with instant access to an astounding array of outdoor activities including one of New Zealand's top ten rated beaches, a number of ski fields (with both learner and advanced slopes), lakes and mountains - (eg the iconic - McKenzie Country - ) all being on our doorstep.
When it comes to public amenities you are spoilt for choice with multiple golf courses, modern aquatic/gym facility and an extensive array of sporting venues/codes available.
climate is great: hot summers, crisp winters, there is no such thing as a long
commute to work, great properties, including lifestyle blocks, are still
relatively affordable by NZ standards and primary and secondary educational
facilities are superb with two internationally renowned Universities within two
hours - drive.
Medical Council Registration
Please be aware, if you are an overseas candidate the Medical Council of New Zealand requires primary source verification of your qualifications to be undertaken using the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates - Electronic Portfolio of International Credentials (ECFMG - s EPIC) service. Being certified through EPIC is compulsory and we therefore recommend applicants register their professional credentials with EPIC at the time of applying for this vacancy.
Please visit the NZMC website for more details about this and the other requirements needed to be met toward gaining NZ Vocational Scope Registration.
Enquires and Application Process
Please apply for this vacancy online athttps://scdhb.careercentre.net.nz
Applications are OPEN and will close once a suitable candidate is found
If you would like to discuss this role and or living in Timaru before you apply, please contact Catherine Robertson on firstname.lastname@example.org
New Zealand - s Health System
Te Whatu Ora/Health New Zealand https://www.tewhatuora.govt.nz/ is responsible for the management of all health services across New Zealand including hospital and specialist services, primary health and community. This newly established entity has been developed to ensure consistency of care across all regions for all New Zealanders, with a focus on health equity.
Te Whatu Ora - South Canterbury (previously known as South Canterbury District Health Board/DHB) is responsible for the delivery of services throughout the South Canterbury region based on local needs to improve the health and wellbeing of the local community. Timaru Hospital is formally classified as a Level 2 Hospital with 130 beds offering a range of surgical, medical, obstetrics & gynaecology, paediatric and mental health services. Despite (or maybe because) of our smaller size, we are considered to be a progressive Hospital, open to new ideas and distributive leadership giving clinicians a real opportunity to make change and improvements.
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