Emergency Medicine Specialist


Our Purpose: What We’re Here For

When you work with the Canterbury District Health Board, you’re part of something very special. We’re world leaders in the delivery of integrated health care, and we’re always striving to Make It Better. From the carers on the front line working directly with patients and communities, to our talented support teams who enable that care, we plan, fund and deliver health services to the almost 600,000 New Zealanders that live in the Canterbury region. And we’re all about putting people at the heart of everything we do.

Our Culture: What Matters To Us

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Putting people at the heart of all we do 

For us to continue to putting our communities at the centre of our health system, we’re putting our own people at the centre of everything we do. Because health is ultimately all about people. What’s important around here is the way we care for and respect others, the responsibility that all our people take for delivering outcomes, and that we go about our work with integrity in all we do. 

What matters to us is doing the right thing, valuing everyone, and being and staying well ourselves so we can care for our community.

The Role: What This Opportunity’s All About

Change is happening at the Canterbury District Health Board with our new Acute Services Building opening in 2019. This will be the new home of our Emergency Department which is one of the busiest in Australasia and sees approximately 100,000 patients per annum. The department is accredited for advanced training in Emergency Medicine by the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine.

We are currently seeking three suitably qualified Emergency Medicine Specialists in a fixed term, part time (0.6 FTE) leave cover for 6 months, from April 2019 until October 2019. This role will be working in a 7 day a week roster and participating on on-call roster.

Your duties include the management of patients who present to the department, as well as the education and supervision of medical and other staff. Experience in working with senior nursing colleagues to coordinate patient flow in a busy Emergency Department is essential. You will be directly accountable to the Clinical Director of the Emergency Department.

You will be a Fellow of the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine, or hold an equivalent specialist qualification to be eligible for vocational registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand. Gaining specialist experience in this busy ED puts you in the ideal situation to apply in future for Medical Specialist positions in this and other tertiary Emergency Departments.

If you would like more information about these positions, please contact Dr David Richards, Clinical Director, Emergency Department via email David.Richards@cdhb.health.nz

Belonging Here: Becoming Part Of Our Story

Our people enjoy access to a fantastic benefits scheme, flexible working arrangements and a genuine and ongoing focus on career development.

We hope you’ll seriously consider joining us, but if this isn’t a good fit for you, please share the opportunity with your personal networks and help us find our next rock star! 

If this particular role isn’t for you we do have other similar opportunities please look on careers page or give us a call to discuss.

Apply online, or to find out more information, please contact Tracey Sutherland

Email: Tracey.Sutherland@cdhb.health.nz

Applicants will be progressed as they apply, so if this sounds like you, please apply now! 

Fixed Term/Contract/Part Time

Job no: 234519

Location: Christchurch

Closing Date: Sunday, 23 September 2018