Critical Care Department
A permanent position has become available for an Intensivist to join our existing team.
The Critical Care Department at Waikato Hospital is the tertiary provider for Intensive Care to the Midland region. Our new unit is a state of the art, 16 bed facility providing care to patients requiring general intensive care, cardiac surgery and a level two facility for paediatric patients. We average around 1,400 patients per year, across the three specialities. We operate a retrieval service both by air and road for critical care patients and a large contingency of cardiac patients.
The Department has an oversight function to patients in the ‘open’ High Dependency Unit, however, care to these patients is provided by the primary teams.
The unit is credentialed by the College of Critical Care Medicine at level C24. The role is supported by 14 registrars covering 24/7. The nursing team is well developed with 24/7 senior nurse cover.
This is a challenging role which demands outstanding inter-professional collaboration skills with a commitment to integrate into the existing team.
Hamilton provides a great lifestyle with a drive time to work generally being 15 minutes or less, access to a range of outdoor activities like the Whakapapa Ski fields, surfing in Raglan and caving in Waitomo. There are excellent State and Private Schools for children of all ages. Hamilton also has fantastic restaurants and is only 90 minutes’ drive from other cities like Tauranga, Rotorua and Auckland.
- Hold current registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand in the scope of practice of Intensive Care Medicine, and must be of good standing.
- Employment in this role will only be confirmed once the applicant has been successfully credentialed by the relevant committee of the Waikato District Health Board.
For further information on this position and the possibilities please contact: Dr Geoff McCracken,
Clinical Director of Critical Care – Email: Geoff.firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing date: Open until filled
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