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Director, Cardiovascular Service, Auckland District Health Board, New Zealand

Anaesthesia Fellowships

Director, Cardiovascular Service, Auckland District Health Board, New Zealand


  • Lead a highly regarded service encompassing cardiology, cardiothoracic and vascular surgery, cardiothoracic anaesthesia and cardiothoracic and vascular intensive care unit services
  • Develop and implement strategy and deliver high quality care
  • Clinical component of the role designed around your interests
  • Competitive remuneration including 6 weeks annual leave, professional development allowance and relocation package
  • Great location, within walking distance of all the main cultural, entertainment and commercial hubs, and Auckland domain park on the doorstep

A rare opportunity exists for a clinical leader with a passion for patient-focused care to provide strategic development and medical leadership to the Cardiovascular Directorate at Auckland District Health Board.

The Director, Cardiovascular Services will provide overall management to a highly-skilled and diverse multi-disciplinary team of health professionals. The Directorate provides national, regional, and local cardiology, cardiothoracic and vascular surgery, cardiothoracic anaesthesia and cardiothoracic and vascular intensive care unit services. The Directorate also delivers the national heart and lung transplant service.

The Director will be responsible for leading the development and implementation of the Directorate's strategic and business plans. You will take ownership of the annual operating budget and drive performance against internal and external financial targets and obligations.

Clinical risk and governance, developing sustainable models of care, implementing contemporary practices and quality improvement initiatives will be key responsibilities of this role, alongside providing operational direction aligned with the Auckland District Health Board strategic priorities.

The structure of the position is negotiable with a minimum 0.7 FTE dedicated to Directorate leadership. The clinical component of the role can be created as desired, and is flexible, up to 0.3 FTE.

Keys to success

You will have an outstanding clinical record in a discipline relevant to the Directorate and will be highly respected as an opinion leader amongst your professional peers, demonstrating your experience in delivering effective, sustainable healthcare services in a large, multifaceted healthcare environment including staff management, financial management and change management.

To be successful in this role your strong communication skills will encourage collaborative and collegiate relationships across multi-disciplinary teams to ensure the best possible service is delivered.

Register your interest today via or contact Hayley Nault in confidence to learn more on:

Hayley Nault

Wavelength International

+61 2 8353 9085


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Anaesthesia Fellowships

Department of Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine

Waitemata District Health Board (WDHB) provides healthcare to the northern and western regions of Auckland, and is the largest DHB in New Zealand by population. Our primary site is North Shore Hospital, Takapuna, Auckland. We provide anaesthesia services for a broad range of surgical specialties including colorectal, breast, liver resections, complex endocrine, bariatric, adult and paediatric ENT, urology, obstetrics & gynaecology, and orthopaedic procedures.

We are seeking suitable candidates for our Anaesthesia Fellow posts for 12 months from 10 December 2018 to 8 December 2019. We offer the following fellowships:

  • Regional Anaesthesia (6-12 months)
  • Upper GI Anaesthesia (6-12 months)
  • Pain Medicine (6-12 months)
  • Obstetric Anaesthesia (6-12 months)
  • Perioperative Medicine (12 months)
  • Medical Education in Anaesthesia (12 months)
  • General with possible subspecialty interest (6-12 months)

Eligibility for registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand is essential. The aims & objectives of each fellowship are included in the detailed position description available by clicking on the link below.

A research project / audit or department project is expected to form part of each role.

When applying, please include an updated CV with a cover letter, which should include a preference ranking for the fellowships on offer along with reasons for your preferences.

To view the position description for the Fellowship please click here

Please apply online at and email your CV and cover letter to Dr Nav Sidhu at

For more information about the role please contact us via the email above. Further information can also be viewed at

Closing Date: 1st May 2018

Job Code: NOR03264


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