Paediatrician - Fellow - New Zealand

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    about 3 years ago

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Two well-established 12 month Paediatric Fellow positions are available starting December 2019.  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 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 serves a population of 160,000 with 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, Auckland, providing high quality shared care and opportunities for professional development.   

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. 

The successful applicants 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.

 Key Duties:

  • Assessment and management of patients presenting to the paediatric department
  • Clinical investigations are ordered, and results assessed
  • Patient management care ordered or requested is appropriate to needs of patient and in accordance with current protocols
  • Ensure that the patient and their authorised representative are kept informed of the patient’s    current condition, the treatment being received, the overall plan and the expected outcome of their illness
  • Ensure all documentation and processes are clear and meet the policies of the health board.
  • Meet current standards of professional practice recommended by the Royal Australian College of Physicians (RACP).
  • Enroll in, and meet the professional development criteria of RACP
  • maintain personal competency in all areas of work undertaken to meet the requirements of accreditation and statutory bodies such as IANZ, QHNZ and NZMC
  • Contribute to service quality assurance by participating in clinical audits, case reviews and incident review processes
  • Provide teaching to other staff in the course of clinical work and at formal teaching sessions.
  • Include the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi within all aspects of the role and its outcomes
  • Observe and promote safe work practices, rules and instructions relating to work, and be pro-active in hazard management





  • Medical Degree from WHO approved medical school, completed Internship and post graduate training in paediatrics
  • License: General Registration or Eligibility for General Registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand
  • Language: fluent English (IELTS Academic Module 7.5 average for non native speakers)


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