Role: Paediatrician Fellow
Scope of practice: General and Community Paediatrics
Hours: Full time
Fantastic opportunity for training in general and community paediatrics.
- Superb hands-on training with an enthusiastic consultant team
- Fulfilment of rural and developmental general paediatric training requirements
- Hospital can support 1 of the 2 positions for a Community trainee with 8 of the 12 months accredited for Community training
- Excellent leisure opportunities especially those relating to water sports of all descriptions.
Two well-established 12 month Paediatric Fellow positions starting 31st January 2022. You will join a team of 12 consultants; 3 registrars, 8 house officers, trainee interns and 5th year medical students.
The positions offer an excellent mix of inpatient and outpatient general paediatrics, Gateway Clinics, level 2 neonates, visiting clinics to District Hospitals and transport medicine. The position can be tailored to meet your training requirements.
Rostered duties include one day each week on call and 1:5 weekends as part of the consultant roster, well supported by consultant back-up.
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.
- Vocational registration or eligibility for this with the Medical Council of New Zealand
- FRACP or equivalent board certification in paediatrics
As well as a warm climate, the "winterless north" offers excellent schools, affordable housing and scenic coastal areas offering a range of recreational activities. It is just two hours' drive or 25 minute flight from the international hub of Auckland and is well serviced with flights.
If you are interested in this role please forward your CV for immediate consideration.