Emergency Medicine Fellow

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Canterbury District Health Board

Ashburton, Canterbury (CAN) Posted on Fri, 26 November 2021 05:24:06 GMT Competitive Salary Permanent Full Time Source: Canterbury District Health Board

Our Purpose

The Canterbury District Health Board systematically plan, fund and deliver care to almost 600,000 people that live in the Canterbury region. The Canterbury Health System is a world leader in the delivery of integrated health care. Our main focus is placing people (staff and patients alike) at the centre of everything we do.

The Team

The Emergency Department, Waipapa, is one of the busiest in Australasia and sees approximately 105,000 patients per annum, of which 42% are admitted. The department has accreditation for advanced training in Emergency Medicine for 2 years by the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine, and is renowned as a “Finishing school” for Advanced Trainees, Fellows and new Consultants.

There is a menu of subspecialty fellow positions available including: Hyperbaric and Dive Medicine, Ultrasound, Medical Education and Simulation, Administration and Health Pathway development, Research, Toxicology, Health Informatics and Palliative Care.

We are the only ED in New Zealand to offer such an extensive range of supported fellowships.

Christchurch is a thriving city with a regional population of 520,000. Post-earthquakes (10 years ago) it has undergone a rebuild with excellent new developments and entertainment centres. At the centre of the South Island it is considered an outdoor adventure capital, with easy access to mountains, beaches etc across the whole of the beautiful South Island. Life style here is one of the main attractions.

The Role

We are seeking Emergency Medicine doctors for a full time Fellowship position based at Christchurch Hospital and out reaching to Ashburton Hospital from February 2022 for up to 24 months depending on the nature of the fellowship.

Features of the position includes;
  • Dedicated flexibly rostered non-clinical Fellowship time each week. There will be opportunities for study, clinical experience, audit and guideline development
  • Time working on the ED floor of our busy emergency department. This work will include running the floor at times with consultant back up.
  • An especially designed “part 3” teaching programme to help get to grips with becoming a SMO
  • Dedicated non-clinical time to contribute to the broader non-clinical aspects of the department
  • Employment on the ASMS MECA with full access to CME entitlements to fund post-graduate study and conferences
  • A dedicated ED SMO “Fellowship Coordinator” to administer the Fellowships, along with a specific relationship with a supervisor in your specialty area.
  • Work 2 shifts per 7 weeks in our smaller, rural ED in Ashburton
  • An attractive roster with no nights
To be eligible for this position you will be an advanced trainee nearing completion of Fellow of the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine training (Post Part II exams), or in your first year post fellowship or hold an equivalent specialist qualification to be eligible for vocational registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand. We will also accept applications from emergency doctors from outside of Australasia up to 4 years post specialist qualification.

Our Culture: What matters to us

Ko ngā tāngata, te mātua mahi

Putting people at the heart of all we do

Health is ultimately all about people. What's important around here is the way we care for and respect others, the responsibility taken for delivering outcomes, and going about our work with integrity.

Belonging Here

Being part of the Canterbury District Health Board, our people enjoy access to, flexible working arrangements and a genuine and ongoing focus on career development.

The Canterbury DHB believes that diversity and inclusion is key to ensure we deliver the best care for our diverse population. The Canterbury DHB is an inclusive and equal opportunity employer that welcomes and respects everyone.

Apply online, or to find out more information on the recruitment process please contact Tracey Sutherland on

For further details about these positions including detailed individual fellowship descriptions, conditions of employment, including the details of the individual Fellowship positions please contact Dr Mark Gilbert (Clinical Director) at

If applying for a position, please indicate what fellowship(s) you would be interested.

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