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Senior Medical Officer - Thames, New Zealand

Expired Job
Job Title: Senior Medical Officer - Thames, New Zealand Employment Type: Multiple
Location: Thames Speciality:
Medical Officer
Public and Community Health
Salary: N/A Contract Duration: N/A
REF: WAI07144 Contact Name: Dr Ruth Large
Contact Email: Job Published: 9 months ago


Thames Hospital
Emergency Department
Job Number: WAI07144

Whakamana, whakarongo, mauri pai, whakapakari, kotahitanga.

Give and earn respect, listen to me talk to me, fair play, growing the good, stronger together.

Come and join us in Thames, at the gateway to the Coromandel! We are seeking applicants for positions, in our rural emergency medicine department. Thames is a rural hospital serving a catchment population of 45,000 in the Coromandel Peninsula and Hauraki Plains, with the population swelling over the summer holidays. We have a 15 bed emergency department seeing 18000 patients per year, and 24/7 laboratory and radiology services, including CT. The inpatient unit has 40 beds split between general medicine, low acuity surgery and rehabilitation. Those requiring specialist care are transferred to Waikato hospital, just over one hour away by road. Virtual health continues to develop in Thames, with ward rounds, outpatients, and stroke thrombolysis all supported by telehealth.

The emergency department is staffed by an eclectic mix of doctors – rural specialists, emergency medical officers and emergency specialists. We assess all patients presenting acutely to the hospital and treat or admit as required. We provide procedural sedation for both adults and children when necessary. Thames is accredited for training medical students years 4 and 6, and for rural registrar training.

The hospital has an on-site gym and we have fishing and tramping on our doorstep, and surf just over the hill. The town is equally spaced between Auckland, Hamilton and Tauranga, for your urban fix. We face west and promise an excellent sunset every night!


  • At least 3 years of experience in rural or emergency medicine
  • An understanding of the challenges and rewards of rural hospital practice
  • Current acute life support courses – adult, paediatric
  • Enthusiasm to join the hospital and wider community


  • Postgraduate certificate in clinician performed US

The posts may be full time, or part time to accommodate your other interests. The roster is full shift, including night duty, with no on-call. There is clinical support from a physician on-call 24/7 and a surgeon on-call for part of the week. CME and relocation costs as per the Multi Employer Collective Agreement.

Closing date: Open until filled

Please apply on the WaikatoDHB website

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