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Cook Islands Paid Locum position

Dates: 6 months duration 24 February – 31 August 2020. Can be taken as whole 6 months or two of 3 months duration and possibility of monthly cover

Hours: On call 24/7 for anaesthesia and HDU services. On call not required for after hours or weekends. When there is a HDU patient, you are required to be on site 24/7.

Case type: Elective cases are mostly general surgery and orthopaedic with a few paediatric cases for orthopaedic, hernia and orchidopexies. Not common for paediatric under 1-year old. Fridays Dental list for paediatric is usually for 1 – 8 years old. Typical weeks list about 8-15 cases. Some gynaecology cases and elective caesarean on list as well. Emergency cases – caesarean, laparotomy, trauma, etc. There can be outer island emergency surgery PRN.

HDU: 3 bed HDU unit with 2 transport Hamilton ventilators. There are 2 to 3 admissions per month usually. The anaesthetist is expected to be on site almost the duration of patients stay. Ward may outreach for critically ill patients . Sometimes may have to transfer ventilated patients to NZ or retrieve sick patients from outer island.

Other:  Non-anaesthesia work such as general outpatients / ED work is not necessarily required but at times might have to help to clear long list during normal working hours if not in theatre.

Remuneration: Salary base. Return airfare and registration covered; accommodation and transportation being finalised.

Contact: Dr Teokotai  Maea teokotai.maea@cookislands.gov.ck


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