New Year, New Job, New Lifestyle… New Zealand 2020
We’re seeking a General Paediatrician with a community focus to join the Child Health Services team in Whangarei in beautiful, subtropical Northland.
- Relaxed lifestyle just 2 hours north of Auckland
- FRACP (Paeds) and full Vocational registration with MCNZ preferred
- Ideally dual trained in Community Child Health and General Paediatrics
- Current acute paediatric and neonatal skills essential
- Scope to develop a special interest
- Participation in the 1:9 on call
- Affordable housing, excellent schools and an easy commute
- Sailing, scuba diving, paddleboarding, mountain biking, surfing
- Beautiful natural surroundings – white sandy beaches, native forest & Gateway to the Bay of Islands
The Service comprises 9 Paediatricians, two advanced paediatric trainees/ fellows, 2 registrars, and 8 senior house officers.
The community paediatric service includes: Child Protection & MEDSAC team; Violence Intervention Program; Gateway assessments team; Public Health team; a well-established Children's Team; two other Community Paediatricians.
These particular two roles will focus specifically on community engagement and child protection. There is a local Primary Health Organisation keen to work very closely with the service; and there is a real opportunity here to expand your skills in response to the challenges faces by the local community. The roles also offer a rewarding General and Rural Paediatric outpatient experience.
For this role, you will have specialist experience in Community Child Health and General Paediatrics; and a sound understanding of contemporary models of care. In addition, you will possess excellent communication and relationship building skills.
You will also have proven leadership skills and experience working in a multidisciplinary team environment; an interest in medical education and teaching, including providing supervision and education to medical students, registrars and other clinical staff; and of course, a commitment to innovating and improving the service.
What’s on offer?
- Total package ranges NZ$190,000 - $280,000* per annum, depending on experience
- This includes: Base salary from NZ$161,304 to $240,000* pa, depending on level of experience; On call calculated on top of your base; Continuing Medical Education Allowance NZ$16,000 + 10 days CME leave pa.
- Plus relocation assistance
*The 0.8fte role remuneration package will be calculated pro-rata
Northland covers an area of 12,600 square kilometres and a population of 180,000, spanning from just north of Auckland right up to Cape Reinga at the very top of the North Island. Whangarei is the main urban centre and where these roles are based.
With its high sunshine hours and fantastic natural environment, including white sandy beaches and native forests, Northland has the reputation of being one of the country’s premier tourist and lifestyle destinations, and is a popular holiday choice for both New Zealanders and international visitors.
It’s a region rich in Māori and European history, some of the oldest traces of Māori settlement can be found here. Today, 35% of the Northland population identify as Māori, so newcomers will experience a real connection with the culture and way of life here, which provides valuable exposure and rewarding experiences both professionally and socially.
Popular water recreation areas include the Bay of Islands and Poor Knights Islands Reserves for world class scuba diving, sailing and fishing. You can also enjoy al fresco dining, paddle boarding, golfing, hiking and mountain biking and so much more.
Whangarei has easy access transport links to Auckland, New Zealand’s largest city, which is only a two hour drive away. There is also a busy domestic airport, with numerous daily flights to Auckland (35 minutes) that connect to Auckland International Airport.
Find out more about Whangarei and the Northland region
Ideally you will hold FRACP and full Vocational registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand (MCNZ).
If you are an overseas specialist paediatrician, you will hold equivalent specialist qualifications from either Australia (FRACP), the UK (via CCT), Ireland (via CCT), Canada (FRCPC) or USA (Board certification), that will enable Provisional Vocational (long term) registration or Locum Tenens (short term up to 12 months) registration.
These are the specialist pathways for medical registration in NZ for Paediatricians and we can assist with medical registration and work visa applications if you are successfully appointed.
** Primary Source Verification using EPIC **
From 1st November 2017, all relevant qualifications must now be verified by ECFMG using the EPIC system on behalf of the Medical Council of New Zealand.
If you are committed to working in New Zealand, we encourage doctors to start this process off as soon as possible if you hold qualifications from outside NZ. Delays in verifications can impact on start dates, if not completed timeously. Candidates are invited to log on to EPIC and complete this step online. EPIC verifies your identity and your qualifications directly with you.
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