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Consultant Neonatologist (7 months fixed-term) - Te Whatu Ora Capital, Coast, Hutt Valley - WA3XP3

Kōrero mō te tūranga - About the role

We are one of the biggest NICUs in NZ, with a fantastic, multidisciplinary team who are a blast to work with.

Wellington NICU is a 40 cot unit, with close to 1000 admissions per year, providing intensive care for medical and surgical infants from central New Zealand. We run a busy neonatal retrieval service, with the majority of transports via air.

We have a strong emphasis on practicing and contributing to international best practice. Huge value has always been placed on having the very best, modern equipment and resources. It certainly makes working here very satisfying!

Mō tō mātou rōpū - About our team

Our team thrives on collaboration across the disciplines. We work together to stay up to date with current practice with constant quality initiatives providing a dynamic and progressive work place. As a Neonatal Consultant at Wellington hospital, you would help to be part of this leadership group, bringing the team along with you.

At the heart of all we do, is the pēpi and their whānau. Bringing skills to complement our family centred philosophy will help you fit right in!

Moū - About you

  • Vocationally registered in Paediatrics - Neonatal- Perinatal medicine with the Medical Council of New Zealand (MCNZ)
  • FRACP or equivalent qualification and be able to register for with the MCNZ
  • Work in collaboration with multidisciplinary team
  • Able to provide consistently high standards of medical care
  • Relevant experience and training

E pā ana ki a tatou - About us

Capital, Coast and Hutt Valley district is located centrally in Wellington and has over 6,000 full-time equivalent staff, making us one of the major employers in the Wellington region. We operate three hospitals - Wellington Regional Hospital in Newtown, Hutt Valley Hospital and Kenepuru Hospital in Porirua - as well as the Kāpiti Health Centre at Paraparaumu.

Here at Capital, Coast & Hutt Valley District we embrace diversity and welcome applications from all people, including 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.

Capital, Coast & Hutt Valley District are pro-equity health organisation, with a particular focus on Māori, Pacific Peoples, and the Disability Community.

Me pēhea te tuku tono - How to apply

Click the apply now button to send your application directly to us. For further information on this role please email [email protected] and indicate the job title and vacancy number in the subject line.

Please note, we are not accepting agency applications. 

Applications Close 27th March 2023

Paediatrician, Te Puaruruhau - Positions Available (FTE 0.9 + FTE 0.7)

Due to a unique opportunity to expand our child protection service Te Puaruruhau is seeking two Consultant Paediatricians for permanent part-time positions. These are 0.9 and 0.7 FTE positions, working Monday – Friday, plus 1 in 6 on-call duties in child protection.

The paediatricians will assist in the provision of a comprehensive range of health-based child protection services, including acute inpatients and outpatients, services to children and young people in care (Gateway assessments), participation in Family Group Conferences and legal proceedings, after-hours call, peer review, teaching, quality-improvement and research.

The successful applicant will have an opportunity to contribute and gain experience and expertise in a broad range of child protection practice and to work in close collaboration with Oranga Tamariki and the Police. Further training and skilled supervision can be provided in our dynamic, experienced and highly supportive multi-disciplinary and multi-agency team.

Te Puaruruhau is co-located with the Te Toka Tumai Family Violence Team, “Power to Protect” (the National Shaken Baby Prevention Program), Police and Oranga Tamariki in Puawaitahi, a unique multi-agency service across the road from Starship Children’s Health at 99 Grafton Road, central Auckland. In Puawaitahi, all three agencies seek to work together to address the child protection needs ofn vulnerable tamariki and rangatahi and their whānau.

Although significant child protection experience is desirable and would be an advantage, this role could potentially be filled by any consultant paediatrician who wants to make a difference, has a desire to gain expertise in the field of child protection.

To be successful, you must be registered with the Medical Council of New Zealand and be vocationally registered for Paediatrics, or eligible for such registration. Applicants must be eligible to work in New Zealand. Preference will be given to New Zealand Citizens and New Zealand residents as per New Zealand employment requirements, though overseas candidates are welcome to apply.

To speak with someone from the service around this role, please contact Dr Juliet Soper - Service Clinical Director, Te Puaruruhau on [email protected]

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