About the Job

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Here is a great opportunity for a Paediatric Respiratory and Sleep Medicine Specialist to join New Zealand’s premier children’s hospital as a Lead Clinician

  • Permanent, Full-time position
  • Expected commencement February 2023

Our Organisation

We are Te Whatu Ora Te Toka Tumai Auckland. We are part of Te Whatu Ora – Health New Zealand, the overarching organisation for New Zealand’s national health service. 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.

Te Toka Tumai is a dedicated paediatric healthcare service and major national teaching centre, providing whānau-centred care for tamariki / children and rangatahi / young people. The service provides a wide range of complex medical, surgical, cardiac and mental health services for children and young people throughout New Zealand and the South Pacific. We aim to lead the nation in providing world class equitable healthcare, paediatric training and research, in an environment where kaimahi can flourish, personally and professionally.

The Opportunity

We are seeking a collaborative leader for our Paediatric Respiratory and Sleep Medicine service who will be a champion for actualising Māori health equity through Te Tiriti o Waitangi. The role provides strategic, operational and cultural leadership across our Paediatric Respiratory and Sleep Medicine. The role provides the opportunity to shape the future of the facility and to link closely with our regional partners, our community and other speciality services.

The Paediatric Respiratory and Sleep Medicine Service provides inpatient care for local, regional and national patient groups with a range of acute and chronic medical needs, including patients with multiple sub-speciality team input. The service also provides consultation to other speciality services throughout the facility and outpatient care, including outreach and virtual clinics. The service incorporates respiratory physiology with a laboratory providing respiratory and sleep testing. The department also runs a bronchoscopy service.

The appointed candidate will be accountable for all aspects of the service, working closely with the Service Clinical Director for Paediatric Medical Specialities, Nurse Unit Manager, Operations Manager, Māori Health and the senior clinical team.

We are open to discussing start date, hours and patterns of work with the right candidate. We are also open to applications for 1 year fixed term positions.

Important Skills

To be successful in the role you will have demonstrated leadership skills, although this may be your first formal leadership role. You will be a fully trained Paediatric Respiratory Medicine and Sleep Specialist capable of providing the full suite of services within the speciality.

The hospital has aspirations to transform clinical outcomes, particularly for children and young people Māori and we are seeking a leader who wishes to play a significant part in this change, supporting and empowering our kaimahi / people through the process.

We are seeking candidates with:

  • Vocational registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand, or be eligible to become vocationally registered
  • Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians, or equivalent
  • A flexible and collaborative leadership style able to lead through complexity

*Applicants from outside New Zealand are welcome. For non-New Zealand applicants, prior experience in performance improvement and reduction of health inequities is vital.

If you are interested in this position, please apply online and attach an 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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