We are seeking a highly trained and experienced Consultant in Paediatric Anaesthesiology to be based in New Zealand’s capital city of Wellington for a fixed term basis.
Wellington Regional Hospital is one of the newest hospitals in New Zealand and one of 5 tertiary level teaching hospitals in the country. It is a state of the art facility with innovative models of care.
Clinical work will encompass paediatric and adult anaesthesia for a wide range of surgical specialties, preoperative assessment of patients, involvement in acute post-operative pain management, and participation in the paediatric anaesthesia on-call roster. A challenging, tertiary level, case-mix is offered but can be tailored to the individuals' past experience and areas of interest.
There are a total of 19 operating theatres in Wellington hospital and they provide anaesthesia for all surgical specialties with the exception of plastic surgery, paediatric cardiac surgery and Heart and Lung Transplant Surgery.
The department has an active education programme that includes Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists fellowship training for 20 trainees, continuing education for specialists and participation in an on-site, high-fidelity simulation training suite. The Recent development of a new research and education centre provides an opportunity to pursue research interests.
As New Zealand’s capital, this fabulous city is the political and cultural centre of the country, offering the luxury of living in a small city with big city advantages, with a magnificent harbour framed by hills. The relatively young and affluent population is reflected in the excellent range of schools, the extraordinary range of cultural events and more cafes and restaurants per head of population than New York. Housing is affordable and of a high quality with a range of lifestyle options whether you want to live in a city apartment, beach house or country property. Nearly every inhabitant lives within 3km of the coast. Beyond the city and its beautiful harbour, you have a wild and rugged coastline, mountains, ski fields, wineries and historical towns all within easy reach making this a perfect lifestyle destination.
The international airport makes connections to the other parts of the world and elsewhere in New Zealand very easy. Housing is affordable and of a high quality with a range of lifestyle options whether you want to live in a city apartment, beach house or country property. Nearly every inhabitant lives within 3km of the coast. For further information about things to see and do in Wellington click here.
New Zealand is becoming more and more a location of choice for those who previously considered Australia as the most desirable location down under. Its rapid growth compared to other developed countries has recently been referred to as a “rock star economy” and it was voted the best place in world to raise a family by the 2014 HSBC Expat Explorer Survey, with the report describing it as “an ideal destination to raise active, outdoorsy and healthy children.”
Consultants are well-remunerated and enjoy good working conditions and an excellent work life balance in New Zealand.
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