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Here are two great opportunities for Paediatric Anaesthetist Specialists to join New Zealand’s premier children’s hospital

  • One Permanent, Full-time position
  • One Fixed term, Full-time position
  • Expected commencement January/February 2023

Our Organisation

We are Te Whatu Ora Te Toka Tumai Auckland. We are part of 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.

We are the leading provider of child health care in New Zealand and the South Pacific, providing world-class inpatient, outpatient, trauma, emergency, and urgent care to children and their whānau. We seek to lead New Zealand in paediatric service delivery through the building of our reputation as a national centre of excellence in child health care.

The Opportunity

We have two full time roles available – one permanent and one fixed term for 12 months starting from January 2023. If the successful candidate is available for an earlier start, this can also be considered. In both these roles you will have the opportunity to be involved in the provision of anaesthetic care for a variety of surgical disciplines in children (excluding paediatric cardiac surgery), plus a wide range of procedures requiring anaesthesia outside the operating rooms. They should anticipate up to one day per week of work at GSU and involvement with the pre-assessment clinic and acute post-operative pain as departmental needs dictate. Non-Clinical time will be provided to facilitate departmental and individual activity required as part of ongoing improvement projects and CPD requirements.

The Department of Paediatric Anaesthesia is responsible for the management of approximately 11,000 cases per year through 7 operating rooms plus additional operating room sessions at a separate day surgery facility, Greenlane Surgical Unit (GSU). A further 1,500 patients are anaesthetised for procedures outside the Operating Rooms which include MRI, CT, Cardiac Investigations, radiotherapy and other radiology procedures at various locations.

You will be joining our team of 25 Consultants, 4 Fellows and 7 Registrars at the leading provider of tertiary paediatric care for New Zealand and the South Pacific. Our team incorporates a dedicated Acute and Chronic Pain service and includes subspecialty teams for Cardiac and Transplantation Anaesthesia. In addition, we provide secondary level paediatric care for our local population. This new role reflects our expanding service, notably in the areas of Vascular access, Plastic surgery, and Pre-assessment

Important Skills

To be successful, you must be registered with the Medical Council of New Zealand and be vocationally registered, or eligible for such registration (Vocational/Locum Tenens). Applicants must be eligible to work in New Zealand. 

If you are an overseas applicant and have overseas medical qualifications, you will be required to provide EPIC source verification of your qualifications for your registration application. For more information about the registration process and source verification of qualifications, please visit www.mcnz.org.nz

Immigration NZ has introduced a new Accredited Employer Work Visa system from 4 July 2022. For some positions this includes a clear pathway to residency. And of course, for successful candidates offered a position with us who require a Work Visa, we will provide support with their Visa application. 

Other requirements for the role include:

  • FANZCA (or equivalent)
  • Two years post Fellowship training in Paediatric Anaesthesia
  • Ability to provide on-call cover across the full range of Paediatric Anaesthesia.

If you are interested in this opportunity, 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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