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Consultant Paediatric Anaesthetist

We are looking for a Specialist Anaesthetist to take on a fixed-term contract to work with a wide range of surgical specialties.

About the role

The Department of Anaesthesia and Pain Management, Capital and Coast District Health Board is seeking applications from Specialist Anaesthetists for a fixed-term vacancy we currently have available. Clinical work will encompass anaesthesia for a wide range of surgical specialties, preoperative assessment of patients, involvement in acute post operative pain management, and participation in an on-call roster. A challenging, tertiary level, case-mix is offered but can be tailored to the individuals past experience and areas of interest.

Capital and Coast District Health Board's hospitals include Wellington Regional Hospital (servicing a tertiary population of 900,000) and Kenepuru Hospital (a secondary level community hospital). There are a total of 19 operating theatres. We 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 Wellington Regional Centre for Simulation and Skills Education). The research and education centre provides opportunity to pursue research interests. An attractive employment package, including competitive allowances for on-call work and full-time commitment, is available.

Applicants should be Fellows of the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists or have an equivalent specialist qualification and be eligible for vocational registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand. The applicant should ideally have completed a fellowship, or have extensive experience in paediatric and neonatal anaesthesia.

Duties:

  • Conduct pre-anaesthesia outpatient consultations and preoperative review and assessment of including paediatric and neonatal patients referred for anaesthesia
  • On call roster
  • Professional care of, and assume clinical responsibility for, patients admitted or transferred under his/her care
  • Carry out appropriate anaesthetic procedures and provide resuscitation and general medical care as required throughout surgery
  • Supervise trainees

Skills and experience:

  • Vocationally registered in Anaesthesia with the Medical Council of New Zealand (MCNZ)
  • FANZCA or equivalent qualification (e.g FRCA) and be able to register for vocational registration with the MCNZ
  • Ideally have completed a fellowship, or have extensive experience in paediatric and neonatal anaesthesia
  • Relevant experience

About the organisation

Capital and Coast DHB (CCDHB) is located centrally in Wellington and has the equivalent of around 4,300 full-time staff, making us a major employer in the Wellington region. CCDHB operates two hospitals - Wellington Regional Hospital in Newtown and Kenepuru Hospital in Porirua - as well as the Kapiti Health Centre at Paraparaumu.

The Mental Health, Addiction and Intellectual Disability Service (MHAIDS) spans three DHBs - Wairarapa, Hutt Valley and Capital and Coast DHB's and includes local, regional, and national services. The local MHAIDS services are provided from multiple sites within the 3DHB sub-region - greater Wellington, Hutt Valley and Wairarapa.

Here at CCDHB we embrace diversity and welcome applications from people of 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. CCDHB is a pro-equity Health Organisation, with a particular focus on Maori and Pacific Peoples.

CCDHB provides a range of specialist services including neurosurgery, oncology, neonatal intensive care and community-based services including district nursing, rehabilitation services, social work, alcohol and drug services, and home support services to a population of around 900,000 people.

Wellington is New Zealand's capital city, a cultural and cosmopolitan epicentre renowned for its vibrant cafes, restaurants, international sporting and cultural events set in a beautiful natural harbour. With easy access to vineyards in the Wairarapa and beaches on the Kapiti Coast, there's plenty of opportunity for adventure or simply to relax and unwind.

How to apply

Applications will not be accepted via email. All candidates applying for any of our current vacancies must complete an online CCDHB application form by clicking the 'Apply Now' button. Applications close on Friday, 31 January 2020.

Please ensure your uploaded CV and cover letter is in either Word or PDF format. For further information on this role, please email sandra.tam@ccdhb.org.nz and please indicate the vacancy number (SMO02-20) and job title in the subject line.

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