A hospital in the lower North Island of New Zealand, has the opportunity for two soon to qualify or newly qualified Emergency Physicians to fill newly created Fellow roles within the Emergency Department.
As a Fellow, you will work alongside emergency physicians from Australasia, the UK, and the US. Your responsibilities will include clinical and classroom teaching of junior doctors and 6th year medical students from the University of Otago. When working clinically, you will be expected to carry your own patient load and manage a busy department while maintaining a high standard of care . You will be encouraged to complete a clinical research project during your time with us, and support will be provided for you to do so.
The hospital is an Australasian Level 4 regional trauma center (roughly equivalent to US Level 2) seeing approximately 44,000 patients per year. You would see blunt trauma from motor vehicle accidents and both blunt and penetrating agricultural trauma. You would see high acuity paediatric and adult medical patients and have a 30% admission rate. You would have access to all medical and surgical subspecialties with the exception of cardiothoracic surgery and neurosurgery; patients requiring these services are transferred to the national capitol of Wellington.
Approximately 20% of our patient population identify as Maori, the indigenous people of Aotearoa New Zealand. There are persistent health disparities between Maori and European populations, and the Maori patients have unique cultural and medical needs. You will learn about Maori culture and how to provide culturally appropriate care. New Zealand has a socialized medical system and your clinical acumen and judicious use of resources will be highly valued. New Zealand has a no-fault liability scheme funded by the government and this markedly limits your risk of litigation. In New Zealand, you are free to practice high quality clinical medicine without fear.
Appointment is for 1 year starting between March and August 2017. Assistance with registration with the New Zealand Medical Council will be provided, as will assistance with housing and transport.