Director of Emergency Medicine Training

  • Company:
    Whanganui District Health Board
  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    3 days ago
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Whanganui District Health Board (WDHB) is seeking applications from a suitably qualified and competent Director of Emergency Medicine Training (DEMT)

  • We are looking for a highly motivated self-starter who would be willing to take on full responsibility for the implementation of the ACEM teaching curriculum and assist the team to meet accreditation requirements.
  • The role is for a permanent, full-time position.
  • The DEMT will be responsible for the training of registrars as well as working at least half-time clinical shifts.
  • Applicants should be Fellows of the Australasian College of Emergency Medicine (FACEM) and have at least three years post-fellowship experience at the time of application.
  • The WDHB Emergency Department will be applying for accreditation within the next year.
  • Wanganui Hospital is located on the West coast of New Zealand’s North Island, with a wide range of services including emergency medicine, general medicine, general surgery, orthopaedics, O&G, ENT, ophthalmology, dentistry, and psychiatry.
  • We provide a six-bed critical care unit with tertiary support from Wellington Hospital. We are able to keep ventilated patients for one or two days, but if required for a longer period, they will be transferred to Wellington.
  • Tertiary services such as cardio-thoracics, neurosurgery, paediatric surgery, and cardiology are provided for our patients in Wellington.
  • For the last 2 years, Whanganui was crowned the most beautiful small city at the Beautiful Awards, an annual competition that recognises the environmental excellence of individuals, groups, businesses, and schools. Towards the end of 2019, our district council was awarded the “best digital transformation” award. In a first for New Zealand, on 27 January 2020, Whanganui was accepted into the League of Historical Cities – an international affiliation of cities developed to recognise the value that historical urban areas bring to local and international communities.

     Your move to Whanganui will allow you to experience a vast range of sights and entertainment in our region. It offers easily accessible mountains for skiing or hiking, lakes for fishing and boating, as well as beaches for surfing and quiet walks. The year-round temperate climate allows you to make the most of this healthy family-focused lifestyle. Whanganui also boasts an exciting arts community and facilities, a mix of local and traveling music talent, educational and sporting opportunities for all ages, historical buildings, and culture. Living in Whanganui, you will be two-and-half hours’ drive away from our capital city, Wellington, or a 1-hour scenic flight to Auckland.

     This excellent work/lifestyle balance for you and your family is further supported by a high quality of education at primary and secondary level, offered through both public and private schools.

    All applicants must apply using the link below.


     Please refer any non-clinical queries to Tammy Annabell at

    Please refer any clinical queries to Dr. Elizabeth Park at