About the Job

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Location: Wellington 

Service:   Respiratory 

Contract: Permanent, full time

Salary:     As per ASMS MECA

About the role

The role of the respiratory and sleep specialist is to provide diagnosis and management of people referred with respiratory and sleep disorders, provide training and take part in teaching of students and junior medical staff and other health groups and to provide services within the available resources.

The physician will be responsible for those people admitted for investigation and treatment by them. They will participate in the consultation service for other departments in the hospital. They will join with other respiratory physicians in managing patients admitted to the Medical Service with acute respiratory failure, cystic fibrosis, pleural disease, and complex airways disease.

They will carry out thoracic ultrasound, bronchoscopies and other interventional procedures, and will provide appropriate supervision of these activities to junior staff.

Additional Sleep Medicine related employment may be available by mutual agreement through the University of Otago Sleep Investigation Centre based at Bowen Hospital.

For the right candidate with a strong research background, additional employment may be available by mutual agreement through the Medical Research Institute of New Zealand, based at Wellington.

About our team

Respiratory Medicine is based in the Clinical Measurement Unit at Wellington. It provides outpatient services at Wellington and Kenepuru and in patient services at Wellington Regional facility. The service is supported by a fully equipped pulmonary function laboratory with core and complex testing. Outreach clinics are provided at Hutt and Masterton hospitals and community clinics are in development. The department is affiliated with the University of Otago’s sleep lab WellSleep, providing lab based and ambulatory sleep studies, MSLT and MWT testing.

Current medical staffing totals 7 FTE, split among 10 individuals, with a further 1 FTE currently being advertised as part of service expansion. There are 4 full time registrars in respiratory medicine; two respiratory and one sleep registrar advanced trainee posts, one basic trainee post and an intern.

About you

  • Vocationally registered in Internal Medicine with the Medical Council of New Zealand (MCNZ)
  • FRACP or equivalent qualification and be able to register for with the MCNZ
  • They must have been trained in the speciality through the RACP/ Thoracic Society of Australia & NZ programme or an accepted equivalent
  • Able to demonstrate a high degree of clinical skill, particularly in Respiratory and Sleep Medicine.
  • Work in collaboration with multidisciplinary team
  • Able to provide consistently high standards of medical care
  • Relevant experience and training 

About us

Capital, Coast and Hutt Valley district is located centrally in Wellington and has over 6,000 full-time equivalent staff, making us one of the major employers in the Wellington region. We operate three hospitals as well as the Kāpiti Health Centre at Paraparaumu.

Here we embrace diversity and welcome applications from all people, including all gender identities, ages, ethnicities, sexual orientations, disability and religions. A workforce that is diverse and inclusive means that we are better positioned to understand and serve our community.

If you are interested in this position, please apply online and attach and up to date copy of your CV for consideration. 

For a discussion about this role or
other opportunities contact Alasdair today.

alasdairl@headmedical.com / 0131 357 1848

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