Emergency Medicine Fellow


Our Purpose

The Canterbury District Health Board systematically plan, fund and deliver care to almost 600,000 people that live in the Canterbury region. The Canterbury Health System is a world leader in the delivery of integrated health care.  Our main focus is placing people (staff and patients alike) at the centre of everything we do.

The Team

Christchurch hospital is just completing a major rebuilding project which will be finished late in 2020. The brand new Emergency Department has an integrated acute paediatric area and full access to all the usual services you would expect of a tertiary hospital.

There is a menu of subspecialty positions available including: Hyperbaric and Dive Medicine, Ultrasound, Medical Education and Simulation, Administration and Health Pathway development, Research, Toxicology and Health Informatics.

We are the only ED in New Zealand to offer such an extensive range of supported fellowships.

The Emergency Department is one of the busiest in Australasia and sees approximately 100,000 patients per annum, of which 42% are admitted (8% to ED Observation Unit; 34% admitted to Inpatient wards). The department has accreditation for advanced training in Emergency Medicine for 2 years by the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine and is renowned as a “Finishing school” for Advanced Trainees, Fellows and new Consultants.

The Role

We are seeking Emergency Medicine doctors for new full time Fellowship positions based at Christchurch Hospital and out reaching to Ashburton Hospital.

To view the PDs that we offer Fellowships in, please view these on this job link on the right hand side of the advert. 

These are fixed term Fellowships for 1-2 years (your choice) commencing late 2020 or early to mid-2021

Features of the positions include;

  • Dedicated flexibly rostered non-clinical Fellowship time each week. There will be opportunities for study, clinical experience, audit and guideline development
  • Time working on the ED floor of our busy emergency department. This work will include running the floor at times with consultant back up.
  • An especially designed “part 3” teaching programme to help get to grips with becoming a SMO
  • Dedicated non-clinical time to contribute to the broader non-clinical aspects of the department
  • Employment on the ASMS MECA with full access to CME entitlements to fund post-graduate study and conferences
  • A dedicated ED SMO “Fellowship Coordinator” to administer the Fellowships, along with a specific relationship with a supervisor in your specialty area.
  • Work 2 shifts per 7 weeks in our smaller, rural ED in Ashburton
  • An attractive roster with no nights

To be eligible for this position you will be a Fellow of the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine in your first-year post fellowship or hold an equivalent specialist qualification to be eligible for vocational registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand. We will also accept applications from ACEM Trainees that are post Part 2 Written exams.

For non-FACEM trained applicants, we will consider those with in the first 4 years of completing their training in their home system, and would expect them to also be able to use their time in fellowship to obtain their FACEM.

Our Culture: What matters to us

Ko ngā tāngata, te mātua mahi

Putting people at the heart of all we do 

Health is ultimately all about people. What’s important around here is the way we care for and respect others, the responsibility taken for delivering outcomes, and going about our work with integrity. 

Belonging Here

Being part of the Canterbury District Health Board, our people enjoy access to, flexible working arrangements and a genuine and ongoing focus on career development.

The Canterbury DHB believes that diversity and inclusion is key to ensure we deliver the best care for our diverse population. The Canterbury DHB is an inclusive and equal opportunity employer that welcomes and respects everyone.  

Christchurch is a thriving city with a regional population of 520,000. Post-earthquakes (10 years ago) it has undergone a rebuild with excellent new developments and entertainment centres. At the centre of the South Island it can be considered an outdoor adventure capital, with easy access to mountains, beaches etc across the whole of the beautiful South Island. Life style here is one of the main attractions.

Apply online, or to find out more information on the recruitment process please contact Tracey Sutherland on Tracey.Sutherland@cdhb.health.nz  

For further details about these positions including detailed individual fellowship descriptions, conditions of employment, including the details of the individual Fellowship positions please contact Dr David Richards (Clinical Director) and Dr Mark Gilbert (Deputy Clinical Director) on David.Richards@cdhb.health.nz and Mark.Gilbert@cdhb.health.nz

If applying for a position, please indicate what fellowship(s) you would be interested.