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Emergency Physician - Maternity Cover

Te Whatu Ora Hawke's Bay
Hastings Central, Hastings (NZ)
$170,369 to $250,560 NZD
Closing date
Nov 30, 2023

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Specialty / Focus
Emergency Medical Services
Position Type
Practice Setting
Hospital / Health System

Ehara taku toa i te toa takitahi. Engari, he toa takitini.

Success is not the work of one, but the work of many.

Fixed-term, twelve months

80 hours per fortnight (1.0FTE)

Our awesome team of Emergency Medicine Physicians in ED at the Hawke's Bay Fallen Soldiers' Memorial Hospital, are looking for two, just as awesome ED Physicians, to cover maternity leave period of 12-months from November 2023. There is even the possibility of a permanent position opening up further down the track.

The Hawke's Bay Hospital is an increasingly innovative organisation providing opportunities to make a difference to patients and to the wider health sector.

Our Emergency Medicine Physicians have high clinical profiles within the department and are committed to the delivery of high-quality medical care. There are opportunities to be involved in hospital wide initiative to improve emergency care and the patient experience. The Department offers the opportunity for a wide range of clinical interests and support for research and governance.

The Emergency Department sees presentations of over 50,000 per annum. We currently have a team of 16 Emergency Physicians, 15 registrars and 15 House Officers.

We have ACEM accreditation for 24 months of training in Emergency Medicine. The department has a strong commitment to the teaching of both trainees and final year medical students from the University of Otago.

Our patient mix is diverse and a majority of patients are of high acuity and frequently have late presentations. The department receives around 100 major trauma ISS >12 presentations per year. We have active ED ultrasound and we have ready access to a comprehensive diagnostic radiology service, including CT, MRI, Angiography and Nuclear Medicine.

Hawke's Bay Hospital is a 330-bed accredited facility providing acute and elective care for the Hawke's Bay region (a population of 175,000 people). The full spectrum of services is provided onsite except for Neurosurgery, Cardiothoracic and Plastics. There is excellent support from an enthusiastic Intensive care and Anaesthetic team. The Regional hospital in Hastings also has links to the rural services in Wairoa and Waipukurau

Applicants must be registered or eligible for registration, with the New Zealand Medical Council as an Emergency Medicine Physician.

To review the position profile, click here.

For further information, please contact our Emergency Department Head of Department Simon Harger at

Te Whatu Ora Hawke's Bay in general encourages a workforce that is innovative, eager to learn and enhance their skills and is passionate about caring for our community. As part of our team we will support, encourage and help you to develop your career with us. We are committed to delivering and living our Te Whatu Ora values of He kauanuanu - Respect, Ākina - Improvement, Rāranga te tira - Teamwork and Tauwhiro - Care. You should be someone who has similar personal values. We are proud of our team's diversity. We know the strength of a diverse and inclusive workforce helps us achieve the best outcomes for our patients and the communities in which we operate and serve.

Te Whatu Ora Hawke's Bay has assessed this as a Category A position and the expectation is for applicants to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19.

Applications close on Tuesday, 31 October 2023.

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