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We are seeking a Consultant Paediatrician to join Taranaki’s Child Health team.

The role

You will work 36 ordinary hours and an average of 4 call back hours, on a 1:7 on call roster.  This is a hospital-based position with patient care responsibilities in general paediatrics, neonates, outpatients, and teaching of junior medical staff and medical students. You will;

  • be part of a team of 7 Consultants with 3 Registrars and 3 House Officers that provide support.
  • have responsibility for in-patient care and outpatient clinics.
  • work in a relaxed environment with a collegial and supportive team.
  • have an interest in teaching and supervising junior medical staff.

At their outpatient clinics the department sees a total of 4500 patients per year. They have a paediatric inpatient service with 18 beds, as well as a neonatal unit with 8 beds.

The location

The Taranaki region has a population of 106,000 and is known for its stunning natural landscape, which lends itself to all manner of outdoor activities from the mountains to the sea, such as surfing, windsurfing, ski-ing, mountain biking, fishing, golfing, hiking, sailing, cycling, ironman and triathlons, and has been the backdrop for numerous well-known blockbuster movies.

The temperate climate and high sunshine hours (3rd highest in NZ), combined with a welcoming and multicultural community, makes it a really dynamic and enjoyable place to live, where the housing is affordable and the schooling is excellent. Famous for its Surf Highway 45 - featuring some of the best surfing and windsurfing spots in New Zealand – the annual music and art festivals, gourmet restaurants, an established café culture, premier golfing and ski fields, means that New Plymouth as a city caters to all lifestyles and all ages.

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For more information please contact Tina at tina@headmedical.com with a copy of your cv.

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