Emergency Medicine/Rural Hospital Medicine Specialist

New Zealand (NZ)
01 Mar 2019
29 Mar 2019
Emergency medicine
Contract Type
Full Time


Timaru Hospital is formally classified as a Level 2 hospital with 135 beds offering a range of surgical, medical, obstetric, paediatric and mental health services. Despite (or maybe because of) our smaller size, we are considered to be a progressive hospital, open to new ideas and distributive leadership giving clinicians a real opportunity to make change and improvements.


We are a 12 bed department, covering a wide range of emergency presentations, including trauma, with backup from inpatient teams including anaesthesia, paediatrics, mental health, surgical and internal medicine specialists. The ED team is a tight-knit group, consisting of
7.61 FTE SMO’s and a core of experienced and multi-skilled ED nurses.

The roster consists of 3 overlapping 9-hour shifts, (plus some degree of House Officer assistance). Considerable efforts are made to accommodate individual preferences while rostering. A major advantage here is the roster has NO night shift and NO afterhours ‘on-call’ requirement and operates on a 6-week cycle, thereby allowing a significant degree of predictability for planning one’s personal commitments and interests.

You will be offered a position based on the DHB/ASMS MECA terms and conditions, including a generous CME allowance. SCDHB has strong links with the University of Otago School of Medicine with opportunities for SMOs to become involved as Clinical Supervisors. 


South Canterbury offers a lifestyle opportunity second to none: this is an easy place to live, family friendly, with instant access to an astounding array of outdoor activities.

The climate is great: hot summers, crisp winters, there is no long commute to work, great affordable properties, including lifestyle blocks, and educational facilities are superb with two internationally renowned Universities within two hours drive.

To learn more about life in Timaru, watch this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xY0wPzSi3js

Please be aware, if you are an overseas candidate, The Medical Council of New Zealand introduced a new method of primary source verification using the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates’ Electronic Portfolio of International Credentials (ECFMG’s EPIC) service. Being certified through EPIC is now compulsory and we therefore recommend that applicants have registered their professional credentials with EPIC: https://epic.ecfmgepic.org/Registration.aspx

Please visit the NZMC website for more details about these changes and the other requirements needed to be met toward gaining NZ Registration: www.mcnz.org.nz/get-registered/

Please apply for this vacancy online via the apply click button.

If you have any questions regarding this role please contact our Human Resource Department by phoning
+64 3 687 2341.

Closing date: OPEN