"I moved to the West Coast with my family nearly 6 years ago to work as a general surgeon.
My wife and I had been living and working in Northern California and had searched for a long time for the best place in the world for our children to live and for our grandchildren to grow up.
It took a great deal of thought and investigation but it has all paid off.
The West Coast is the place we were seeking."
If you're thinking about working on the Coast as a Senior Medical Officer (SMO), here are some things to think about....
You will be based at Grey Base Hospital which is a 90 bed hospital, and you will be involved in providing essential health services to the West Coast region.
Our Senior Doctors work in:
- General Medicine
- General Surgery
- Orthopaedic surgery
- Obstetrics and Gynaecology
- Emergency department
- And Paediatrics (povided in liaison with Canterbury DHB)
Visiting specialists provide the following services:
- Ear, Nose and Throat
- Medical Oncology
- Radiation Oncology
- Renal Medicine
- Respiratory medicine
We have close links with the Canterbury DHB as part of a transalpine health service and you can have planned time in Christchurch to maintain your sub-specialty interest. The Coast leads the way nationally reducing isolation through the better use of technology - video-conferencing is used in managing patients as well as providing medical education and collegial support.
We have junior doctors within the hospital (house officers/residents but not registrars within the specialties). On call is usually about 1 in 4 but with a relatively low volume on call workload.
For more about our services,visit: www.westcoastdhb.org.nz/services
For other information visit;
Medical Council of New Zealand
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