Pain Medicine Specialist

Timaru (Locality), Canterbury (NZ)
13 Aug 2019
10 Sep 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Pain Medicine Specialist, Timaru, New Zealand

Timaru is often considered to be a well-kept secret by those in the know, (well that is what many of our more recent SMO appointees have told us).

It seems our collegially supportive and well run DHB has a tendency to fly under the radar, as we simply get on with the job of providing our patients the best care with the minimum of fuss, and our Anaesthetic team is no exception.

Our team of ten actively service four theatres, an Obstetric Unit (averaging 590 births per year), and a combined Intensive Care Unit/Coronary Care Unit, all with the assistance of Anaesthetic Technicians and skilled Theatre, DPS, and ICU Nursing staff.

The Department is also responsible for our Acute and Persistent Pain Services in conjunction with Clinical Nurse Specialists, so this is where we need your skills to shine in bringing your clinical expertise to this critical service area. As such we would ideally be hoping to recruit a Fellow of the Faculty of Pain Medicine, FFPMANZCA (or equivalent) to this role. (NB we could provide collegial support for a New Fellow).

In this role you will be responsible for conducting outpatient and inpatient work, including Interdisciplinary Clinics, and it goes without saying the ability to maintain good working relationships with colleagues from all disciplines is essential. 

The options for this job range from a part-time job, combining with Anaesthesia or other subspecialty background such as Rheumatology or Occupational health, up to full-time Pain Management. Overall whatever combination, this role will be part of the Department of Anaesthesia. 
We may be small in size, but not unlike NZ generally, we have a tendency to punch above our weight in performance measures, plus we hold a solid reputation across our community who values our services. 

The sense of community and belonging is reflected in-house as much as it is a part of the local landscape, and what a landscape we have with every sporting and outdoor interest wise almost literally on our doorstep providing genuine ease of access.

The lifestyle on offer, includes access to great schools, affordable housing, beach and mountains for skiing, tramping, hunting, make Timaru the place for young families who crave a family friendly environment with the opportunity to enjoy it together. 

There may also be some scope to consider engaging in Private Practice with the local Bidwill Trust Private Hospital at which a number of our existing team have a professional association with.

But don’t take our word for it, come and experience for yourself what the rest of our SMO’s already have discovered and value… we think it’s a secret worth sharing with the right Specialist. Is that you? 

Please apply for this vacancy online by clicking the apply button.

We look forward to receiving your application directly via our Careers Site. If you have any questions regarding this role, please contact Human Resources by phoning +64 3 687 2230.

Applications will be accepted until OPEN 2019.

Please be aware, if you are an overseas candidate that as of November 2017 The Medical Council of New Zealand (the Council) 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. 

Please visit the MCNZ website for more details about these changes and the other requirements needed to be met toward gaining NZ Registration.