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Paediatric Fellow - Whangārei Hospital, Northland District Health Board

Fantastic opportunity for training in general and community paediatrics.

  • Superb hands-on training with an enthusiastic consultant team
  • Fulfilment of rural and developmental general paediatric training requirements
  • We can support 1 of the 2 positions for a Community trainee with 8 of the 12 months accredited for Community training
  • Excellent leisure opportunities especially those relating to water sports of all descriptions

We have two well-established 12 month Paediatric Fellow positions starting 31st January 2022.  You will join a team of 12 consultants; 3 registrars, 8 house officers, trainee interns and 5th year medical students.  The positions offer an excellent mix of inpatient and outpatient general paediatrics, Gateway Clinics, level 2 neonates, visiting clinics to District Hospitals in Northland and transport medicine.  The position can be tailored to meet your training requirements. 

Rostered duties include one day each week on call and 1:5 weekends as part of the consultant roster, well supported by consultant back-up.

Whangārei Hospital serves a population over 180,000 with high levels of deprivation and more than 2000 births per year.  The paediatric service is based in a purpose-built Child Health Centre which houses a range of professionals including a developmental team. There is a dedicated children’s ward, level II SCBU, ICU and a comprehensive range of diagnostic services.  The population is thinly spread over a wide geographic area; in addition to regular outreach clinics, the service is works closely with the ICU/transport team.  There is a wide range of outreach subspecialty clinics from Starship Children’s Hospital, providing high quality shared care and opportunities for professional development.   

There is local teaching, journal club, M&M and peer review and opportunity to view weekly Starship update and grand rounds.  There is wide range of possibilities and support to complete an advanced training project.  You would be involved in teaching of junior medical staff, medical students and nursing staff.

The position is ideally suited for someone in the final year their training as it provides the opportunity to function as a supervised “Junior Consultant”. Applicants who are trainees in their 3rd or 2nd year of advanced training with the RACP are preferred.  A job sharing situation would be considered if 2 suitable trainees applied together with an agreed job sharing arrangement.

Northland District Health Board is an Approved Accredited Employer with the Immigration of New Zealand.

Enquiries about the roles and scope of the position can be directed to:

Dr Vicki Cunningham - Paediatrician, Child Health Centre via [email protected]

Or, Dr Oliver Hainsworth via [email protected]

For assistance with the online application process, please contact [email protected] referencing vacancy number: MD21-023

Applications Close: 28 June 2021

Consultant Paediatric Surgeon/Kaipoka tinana tamariki Mātanga

Nau mai, haere mai ki Ūpoko ki te uru hauora.

Location: Wellington Regional

Contract: Full-time, permanent

About the role

We are looking for a Consultant Paediatric Surgeon to join our team of five to provide paediatric surgery to the lower half of the North Island of New Zealand. The successful candidate will provide paediatric surgery care to infants and children at Capital and Coast DHB and at regional DHBs.

The paediatric surgery team provides acute and elective paediatric surgery. The tertiary services are delivered to children from the entire central region. The service routinely performs about 1,200 surgical procedures each year. In addition, there is close co-operation with one of only Maternal-Fetal Management (MFM) services in New Zealand, focusing on the well-being of women and newborn infants who have Maternal-Fetal complications or complex health needs.

The service covers specialities in paediatric surgery including urology, neonatal surgery, chest wall, and thoracic surgery.


  • Treat patients at local and regional clinics
  • Operate at Wellington Regional Hospital and Kenepuru Hospital and regional DHBs
  • Provide clinical care to patients at Wellington (including neonates)
  • Work in collaboration with the team and to teach junior staff and medical students from the University of Otago at Wellington
  • The roster is 1:5

Skills and experience:

  • Vocationally registered in Paediatrics Surgery with the Medical Council of New Zealand (MCNZ)
  • FRACS (Paediatrics Surgery) or equivalent and be able to register for vocational registration with the MCNZ
  • A subspecialty interest in Paediatric urology including hypospadias surgery
  • Relevant training and experience
  • Have a current driver's licence

About the organisation

Capital and Coast DHB (CCDHB) 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. 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 Māori 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.

How to apply

Applications close Sunday, 20 June 2021 and can only be accepted when submitted through our CCDHB careers website.

Please note we will be considering applications as they are submitted.

For further information on this role, please email [email protected] and please indicate the vacancy number (SMO21-21) and job title in the subject line.

Link for applications:

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