National Women’s Health (NWH) is part of Te Toka Tumai Auckland, providing care for around 6500 births annually. Labour epidurals feature in over 60% of births, and the caesarean section rate is around 40%. The unit has an established reputation in women’s health as a regional and national referral centre for maternal fetal medicine. NWH is also the largest gynaecological oncological cancer centre in New Zealand, providing a regional service to around 2.3 million people.
We are looking for qualified Specialist Anaesthetists to join us, working alongside a friendly and collaborative team of anaesthetic specialists, fellow and registrars. Both permanent and fixed term positions are available. Whilst the positions are full-time, we welcome applications for less than full time commitment, starting from April 2023. This role is based in Auckland in our main hospital and clinical centre.
Aside from elective and emergency work across the Women’s Health Department of Anaesthesia, you will also take part in acute pain rounds, high risk clinics as well as provision of on-call services. There will be plenty of opportunities to be involved in quality improvement, teaching and research.
- Maintain high standards of practice and patient care, including appropriate pre-operative and post-operative management
- To be responsible for ensuring the implementation of clear policies for communication and responsibility for patient care with junior staff
- Maintenance of accurate records
- Participation in teaching at both specialist training courses and ad-hoc education of Resident Medical Officers, medical students, technicians, nurses, midwives and any other staff as required
- Keeps up to date with current trends and developments in anaesthesia and in the utilisation of technology
- Regular review of clinical performance as part of maintenance of professional standards
- Will be encouraged to carry out or assist with appropriate research to improve knowledge or standards of patient care
We are Te Whatu Ora Auckland. We provide health and disability services to more than half a million people living in central Auckland, regional services for Northland and greater Auckland, and specialist national services for the whole of New Zealand. Our main sites are located in central Auckland.
We are part of the overarching organisation for New Zealand’s national health service. Te Whatu Ora leads the day-to-day running of the health system, with functions delivered at local, district, regional and national levels.
We are committed to upholding Te Tiriti o Waitangi and providing culturally safe care. We value role modelling manaakitanga as demonstrated by Ngāti Whātua in the gifting of their whenua on which our hospitals stand. We aspire to having a workforce reflective of the communities we serve and achieving equitable outcomes for all.
Why you will enjoy working here
We recognise there is more to life than work, and we encourage and provide access to all our staff several services and benefits to support themselves whilst they are employed within Te Toka Tumai Auckland.
If you are interested in this position, please apply online and attach an up to date copy of your CV for consideration.