Skip to main content

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]

To apply please visit