Intensive Care Registrar 

Whangarei (Locality), Northland (NZ)
16 Apr 2019
10 May 2019
Career Level
Trust / Career grade
Contract Type
Full Time

June 2019
Whangarei Hospital, New Zealand

This post is accredited for training by the College of Intensive Care Medicine for 6 months of core ICU training, foundation training and rural exposure requirement. It is also accredited by the colleges of emergency medicine, general medicine, and rural hospital medicine training.  

Whangarei is the largest hospital in Northland, providing secondary care servgices for the region, supported by three regional hospitals. Northland covers an area of 12,600 square kilometres and has a population of approximately 170,000. It is a popular place to work and our case mix is one of the more varied and challenging in New Zealand. As a region Northland is renowned for its beautiful beaches and relaxed lifestyle. There are great surf beaches and beautiful harbours and bays for sailing, kite surfing and windsurfing. It is also a top spot for fishing and diving with easy access to the world famous Poor Knights Marine reserve. There are also many beautiful forests and stunning hills to explore and climb. 

Northland District Health Board is committed to delivering care in a way that meets the needs of patients and their families. This is done in an environment which supports staff, both in the delivery of their work and in their personal development based on our organisational Values:

  • People First – People are central to all that we do
  • Respect – We treat others as we would like to be treated
  • Caring – We nurture those around us and treat all with dignity and compassion
  • Communication - We communicate safely, openly and with respect to promote clear understanding
  • Excellence - Our attitude of excellence inspires success, competence, confidence and innovation

We are seeking keen ICU registrars from June 2019. It is ideal to have at least 6 months experience in emergency medicine and paediatrics. Prior Intensive Care or anaesthetic registrar time would be desirable. 

CICM trainees may have the option of 6 months anaesthesia during their 12 month appointment (2 trainees per year). Trainees from other specialties, depending on availability, may be offered three months in anaesthesia during their 12 month appointment. As an Intensive care registrar, you will also work as a member of the northland helicopter retrieval service which offers exciting and challenging experience. There is an active clinical training programme and regular quality assurance meetings.

Before applying you must have either general registration or be eligible for registration with the New Zealand Medical Council ( Check if you’re eligible here:

For more information about Northland hospitals or a job description and application form, please visit the Northland District Health Board website and to see what the Northland region has to offer visit the Northland official tourism website

Please provide three written references upon applying for this position, the reference template is attached:

Your career is a journey, make sure you include Whangarei. 

For further information, please contact:

Rostering and Recruitment Officer
Northland District Health Board, 
Whangarei, New Zealand. 

Phone: +64 9 430 4101 Ext: 3338. 

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