Paediatrician - Fellow

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    almost 2 years ago

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Two Fellow positions in Paediatrics, commencing December 2020, offer excellent training opportunities in general and community paediatrics for paediatricians in the final years of their training.

Key Facts

  • Public sector employer
  • Full time, fixed term 12-month role
  • Secondary care service with tertiary care at university referral hospital
  • Vocational registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand required
  • FRACP or equivalent, MRCPCH etc

The Role

A fantastic opportunity for training in general and community paediatrics

• Superb hands-on training with an enthusiastic consultant team

• Fulfilment of rural and developmental paediatric training requirements

• Excellent leisure opportunities especially those relating to water sports of all descriptions

We have two well-established 12 month Paediatric Fellow positions starting December 2020.  You will join a team of 11 consultants, 2 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 in Northland 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.

There are telepaediatric facilities providing the opportunity to view weekly Starship update and grand rounds.  There is wide range of possibilities and support to complete an advanced training project.  You would be involved in teaching of junior medical staff, medical students and nursing staff.

The position is ideally suited for someone in the final year their training as it provides the opportunity to function as a supervised "Junior Consultant". Applicants who are trainees in their 3rd or 2nd year of advanced training with the RACP are preferred.  A job-sharing situation would be considered if 2 suitable trainees applied together with an agreed job sharing arrangement.

The Hospital

The role is based in a region of the North Island of New Zealand with 4 hospitals covering an extensive area of territory. The largest hospital is a regional base hospital with 350 + beds providing secondary care services including 24/7 emergency department, medical and surgical specialties, ICU, ENT, O&G, Paediatrics and Psychiatry.  The three smaller hospitals provide basic primary and secondary care. The population has complex health needs.

There are 2000 births per year. 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.    

The Location

The successful applicant will be living in a beautiful part of New Zealand with warm summers, mild winters and lots of opportunities for outdoor activities on land and at sea just two hours' drive from Auckland, with regular flights to and from Auckland Airport.

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