Specialist Intensivist

New Zealand (NZ)
08 May 2019
05 Jun 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Specialist Intensivist

Critical Care Department, Waikato Hospital, New Zealand
80 hours per fortnight

A permanent position has become available at Waikato District Health Board 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 1400 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, and easy 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 main centres, such as Tauranga, Rotorua, and Auckland.

To be eligible for this role, you must:

  • 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.

Closing date:  Open until filled

Position description

Applications need to be received through the Waikato District Health Board website. For further information on this position and the possibilities please contact: Dr Grant Howard, Clinical Director of Critical Care, at grant.howard@waikatodhb.health.nz or alternatively, please click the apply button to apply.