Specialist Intensivist x2

Hamilton, Waikato (NZ)
21 Sep 2021
09 Nov 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

Where you’ll be working: Specialist Intensivist – Critical Care Department

The details: Permanent – Full time, 40 hours per week (1 FTE), rostered (if applicable)

Two new permanent positions have become available for an Intensivist to join our existing team.

About the service:

The Critical Care Department at Waikato Hospital is the tertiary provider for Intensive Care to the Midland region of New Zealand.  Our new unit is a state of the art, 16-bed facility providing a wide range of services across all major specialty interests.  We are a major trauma centre, the second largest cardiac surgical centre in New Zealand, and a busy general intensive care catering to the needs of 1500 ICU patients and almost 3000 HDU level patients each year. We operate a retrieval service by both air and road for critical care patients and a large contingency of cardiac patients.   In accordance with the level of service provided, the unit is credentialed by the College of Critical Care Medicine at level C24. 

Required skills & experience:

  • Hold current registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand in the scope of practice of Intensive Care Medicine, or equivalent, 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.

Why us:

The Waikato District Health Board (DHB) is one of the largest of 20 DHBs in New Zealand.

We plan, fund and provide health and disability support services to a population of more than 400,000. We run five hospitals across the district – a tertiary hospital in Hamilton, a secondary hospital in Thames, and three rural hospitals in Te Kuiti, Taumarunui, and Tokoroa.

Waikato Hospital in Hamilton is one of New Zealand’s largest tertiary, teaching hospitals with over 600 inpatient beds and 22 operating theatres. Clinical specialities include Women’s and Children Services, Cardiology / Cardiothoracic Surgery, Oncology and Haematology, Surgical services, and Mental Health and Addiction. Waikato Hospital is the Midland regional referral centre for multiple specialties including trauma surgery, oncology, and neurology.

We are a values based and inclusive organisation that is committed to deliver the best health outcomes for our total population. To do this we are working hard to develop a robust and capable workforce that reflects the population we serve. We strongly encourage applicants from all backgrounds with the necessary capability and who share our values to apply and would greatly value seeing more applicants from our Māori communities.

Your application:

Please apply directly online by clicking the apply button, and click here to review the Position description. Applications are not able to be accepted via email. For further information on this position, please contact: Dr Geoff McCracken, Clinical Director of Critical Care – Email: Geoff.mccracken@waikatodhb.health.nz.

Application closing date: Open until filled


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