Role: Community Paediatrician
Scope of practice: General and Community Paediatrics
Hours: Full time
This is a full-time specialist position joining an innovative team of Paediatricians, expanding focus on community engagement and child protection, providing an exciting opportunity to extend and develop your skills in response to the challenges faced by the local community.
The hospital has an engaged Primary Health Organisation in addition to a fulfilling General and Rural Paediatric outpatient experience. The Community Paediatric service includes, and the successful individual will be a part of the following teams:
- Child Protection & MEDSAC.
- Violence Intervention Program.
- Gateway assessments.
- Public Health.
- A well-established Children's team.
- Two other Community Paediatricians.
As the Community Paediatrician you will provide comprehensive child health services to the region, including an involvement in the entire spectrum of child health care (from primary to tertiary) in the family context. You will join a team of eleven paediatricians (9 full time paediatricians), working with two advanced paediatric trainees/ fellows, three registrars, and eight senior house officers. You will work over an average of 4 days per week with regular rostered week days off, involving a 1:9 on call.
To be considered, you must have or be eligible for specialist registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand in a Paediatrics vocational scope of practice. All applicants must have RACP (Paeds), and recent acute paediatric and neonatal skills.
In return you will receive on-going professional support including continued medical education; professional development and peer review. You will have active participation in a growing service with opportunities to expand your skills in response to the challenges within the Northland community. A balanced lifestyle is supported by glorious scenic coastal areas offering a range of recreational activities. House pricing is realistic; road congestion minimal, car parking is always available and there is an onsite gym and swimming pool.
The hospital has 350 beds and offers a full range of medical and surgical services to adults and children of all ages and demographics including a 24 hour emergency department and radiological and pathology support. The catchment area covers over 12600 kilometres spreading over the north west tip of the North Island of New Zealand and is populated by almost 200,000 people with a high Maori demographic, which has specific health problems. The hospital acts as a referral centre for three small provincial hospitals offering basic medical services and in turn, is supported by tertiary hospitals in Auckland.
The hospital is accredited for postgraduate medical training by the Royal Colleges of Australia and New Zealand and participates in medical student teaching for the two medical schools in New Zealand, Auckland and Otago.
The paediatric service is based in a purpose-built Child Health Centre which houses a range of professionals including a developmental team. There is a dedicated children's ward, level II SCBU, ICU and a comprehensive range of diagnostic services. The population is thinly spread over a wide geographic area; in addition to regular outreach clinics, the service is works closely with the ICU/transport team. There is a wide range of outreach subspecialty clinics from Starship Children's Hospital, providing high quality shared care and opportunities for professional development.
Applications and Further Information:
If you are interested in this role please forward your CV for immediate consideration.