3 days ago
Are you a general obstetrician and gynaecologist with an interest in obstetric ultrasound and obstetrics? This is a new role for a consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist in an expanding and enthusiastic team in a delightful city of New Zealand close to Wellington the capital, boasting excellent educational and leisure opportunities and a modest living cost.
- Full time, permanent new role
- Public Sector Secondary care hospital providing some tertiary services
- Teaching Hospital affiliated with 2 medical schools
- University city in the north island of New Zealand
- Excellent CME facilities
- Full support from junior medical staff
- Clinical and educational duties
This position is based at a 350-bed hospital in the lower part of the North Island of New Zealand serving a population of 170,000. It is affiliated with two medical schools and actively participates in undergraduate and postgraduate medical education including training for the FRACS for which it holds active accreditation, and a superb CME programme, an active postgraduate medical society and excellent clinical library facilities.
You can expect to have access to a thorough continuing medical education programme and opportunities to participate in research projects, pursue subspecialist fields of interest and become involved with medical student and junior medical officer postgraduate education.
The hospital is a secondary care facility providing most medical and surgical services, except for Cardiothoracic Surgery, Plastic Surgery and Neurosurgery. But is the regional base for head and neck oncology service which has responsibility for a population of 550,000.
The collegial relationships between departments are strong and consultation with other specialists is easy, either formally with multidisciplinary meetings or informally as required.
The hospital undertook a transformational change programme to firmly establish itself as a high performing health system that meets the current and future demands of its communities, with a strong focus on patient experience and improved clinical outcomes.
Obstetrics: The obstetric service provides a range of primary and secondary inpatient and outpatient care including obstetric ultrasound and a multidisciplinary antenatal diabetic clinic. The neonatal unit accepts babies from 28 weeks gestation.
Gynaecology: colposcopy, urogynaecology, fertility and hysteroscopy clinics, are provided on an inpatient and outpatient basis for women.
You will join an enthusiastic department of obstetricians and gynaecologists with a team workload which is very broad encompassing the full range of acute and elective general gynaecology, and obstetrics. You will have a specialist area of practice in obstetrics and obstetric ultrasound.
The team has an excellent service from and rapport with Emergency Department, anaesthetic and ICU, pathology and laboratory services, and a full range of radiology/ imaging including interventional radiology, duplex, MRI, and nuclear medicine.
Active supervision and teaching of several advanced general obstetric and gynaecological trainees rotated from the RANZCOG National Training Scheme as well as basic trainees/ registrars and senior house officers is expected
Requirements – Qualifications and Licence
- The successful applicant will participate in the on-call roster for acute obstetrics and gynaecology, have a relatively broad elective general repertoire as well as a subspecialty interest in obstetric ultrasound.
- FRANZCOG or equivalent specialist qualification
- To be eligible for this role you must hold or be eligible to hold vocational registration with the New Zealand Medical Council.
The hospital is situated in a major university city and is at the hub of key routes to the central North Island ski fields, and river adventures. Wellington the capital city, is only a two-hour journey by road, as are the local wine growing regions.
Situated in the lower half of the North Island of New Zealand, the region offers visitors and residents a unique mix of lifestyle by combining rural charm with the convenience of sophisticated living with all modern services and luxuries expected of vibrant cities, including a shopping plaza, a Globe theatrical centre, the Regent and Centre Point theatres, and dozens of hotels/motels.
There is excellent primary, intermediate and secondary schooling, both public and private, mixed and single sex.
The cost of living is reasonable, housing very affordable, and rural living with stunning views only minutes from town is very achievable.
New Zealand's Ruahine and Tararua forest parks, Himitangi and Foxton beaches close by and be centrally located with Wellington City, the alpine Mount Ruapehu and internationally recognized wine regions of Hawkes Bay and Wairarapa all within 2 hours of the city.
Why should you apply for this role?
This role is great for a general obstetrician and gynaecologist with subspecialist training in obstetric ultrasound who wants to join a dynamic and expanding team of working in a well-equipped modern facility with an interesting but reasonable case load and lots of time for study, research and education.
The surrounding area offers a wonderful lifestyle, proximity to the capital city and modest living costs whilst being surrounded by excellent educational facilities and cultural attractions.
If you are interested in this role, please apply with a detailed CV not longer than 5 pages.
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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: NEW ZEALAND NORTH ISLAND