Locum Intensive Care Specialist

Mō mātou | About us

“Ko ngā tāngata, te mātua mahi - Putting people at the heart of all we do”

Te Whatu Ora, Health New Zealand, leads the day-to-day running of our health system across New Zealand, with functions delivered at local, district, regional and national levels. It weaves the functions of the 20 former District Health Boards into its regional divisions and district offices, ensuring continuity of services in the health system.

Here in Waitaha, Canterbury we deliver health services to the almost 600,000 people that live in the Canterbury region. We are committed to Te Tiriti o Waitangi and its principles by ensuring our partnership with Māori are at the forefront of all our conversations.

Mō te tūnga | About the Role 

The Intensive Care Service includes:

  • Intensive & High Dependency Care, providing tertiary trauma, neurosurgery, cardiac surgery, spinal care, and a large variety of general surgical and medical care as well as paediatrics
  • Deteriorating Patient Outreach Service, that supports wards across Christchurch Hospital Campus
  • Canterbury Air Retrieval Service, that supports the South Island Region

The Christchurch Hospital ICU has completed a migration to a new 48 bed, 4 ICU Pod facility. The Intensive Care Service currently operates in 2 ICU pods (24 physical beds). A 3rd, 12 bed ICU Pod will be operational in August 2023.

Ko wai koe | About you 

We are looking for a Locum Intensive Care Specialist (up to 24 months), with broad general experience. If you are a newly qualified Specialist looking to broaden your skills or a Specialist with broad skills who now wishes to apply them in a new setting, then we want to hear from you. Experience caring for COVID patients, Paediatrics, Trauma, Neurosurgery and or Cardiothoracic Intensive Care is desirable but not essential. 

Duties will include the assessment and management of critically ill and or injured patients referred to the Department of Intensive Care and assisting in the supervision of medical and other staff.

In addition, you will be required to participate in the Deteriorating Patient Outreach roster across the Christchurch Campus and the Air Retrieval roster.

The successful applicants must be eligible for registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand and able to obtain a New Zealand work visa.

You’ll be directly accountable to the Clinical Director of the Department of Intensive Care. A career with us means working for an organization committed to providing the best health care possible to the people of Canterbury.

Ngā pūkenga me ngā wheako | Skills & Experience

You will need to be eligible to gain registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand, to find out more please follow this link https://www.mcnz.org.nz/registration

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 Te Whatu Ora, Health New Zealand, our people enjoy access to, flexible working arrangements and a genuine and ongoing focus on career development.

Te Whatu Ora, Health New Zealand believes that diversity and inclusion is key to ensure we deliver the best care for our diverse population. As an organisation we are inclusive and equal opportunity employer that welcomes and respects everyone.  

Tono ināianei | Apply now

Apply online, or to find out more information, please contact Amy Walker – Recruitment Specialist.

Email: Amy.Walker@cdhb.health.nz

Please note that applications made via an agency will not be considered.

Nau mai, haere mai, tauti mai!

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Job no: 2049542

Location: Christchurch

Closing Date: Apply Now!