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Consultant Paediatrician, Children's Health, Dunedin Hospital - Permanent

We are seeking Consultant General Paediatricians to join our enthusiastic and friendly Children's Health Services team at Dunedin Hospital.

This diverse and rewarding post would suit a wide range of candidates with strong clinical skills. Depending on the candidates skill set, this role could include special interests/dual training in neurology, gastroenterology, diabetes or nephrology. Part time roles can be negotiated. The post includes acute general paediatric duties (the level 3 NICU is currently staffed with all consultants - plans underway to move to a Neonatology led service in 2020).

Dunedin hosts New Zealand's largest and oldest medical school and the department has many links with teaching and research. This environment provides many stimulating opportunities that far exceed the experience usually found in a city of this size. As part of this, medical students and students at other levels of training are regularly in the department and teaching responsibilities within the University of Otago could be considered. There is also potential for research with the large academic Women's and Children's Health department co-located with the hospital child health unit. Precise duties of the successful candidate will be by negotiation and mutual agreement.

Dunedin Hospital is situated close to the city centre, and provides care to a surrounding Otago population of approx. 225,000, of which the child population is 50,000. The department also provides some additional services to the wider 330,000 population of the Otago/Southland region (and occasionally beyond). Joining our existing team of Paediatricians, you will assist in providing a comprehensive range of services to the Children and Youth of Dunedin and the wider SDHB region.

To be successful in this role you will be able to work effectively as a senior clinician within a multidisciplinary team and beyond, including with non-health Children's Service Providers. You will be committed to quality service delivery and improvement and possess enthusiasm for teaching. Experience of advocacy and liaison with outside agencies would be of benefit.

Fellowship with the RACP or the equivalent is essential and you must be eligible for registration with the NZ Medical Council.

Dunedin and the region

A lifestyle that is hard to beat! Dunedin is a wonderful city for families, with great educational facilities (primary through tertiary) and many activities available for all ages. Due to the large University the city has many services and opportunities for entertainment far beyond most cities of a similar size. Dunedin's culture is woven from the old and the new - a mix of heritage and innovation, history and creativity. You'll find a busy café and restaurant scene amongst street art, heritage buildings and a lively night-life. The best international musical acts come to you.

Dunedin gives you easy access to incredible adventures, with ski-fields, mountains, forests, lakes and ocean all within an easy drive. Queenstown, New Zealand's most popular tourist town, is just over 3 hours away by car. Locally, the opportunity for wildlife encounters and recreational activities are right at your doorstep. To find out more about living here please click the following link

If you are keen to learn more about this opportunity, please contact us.

Closing date: Wednesday, 26 February 2020.

Consultant Paediatrician 0.8 FTE Tauranga Hospital, Bay of Plenty DHB, New Zealand

An exciting opportunity to join the Paediatric team as consultant Paediatrician at Tauranga hospital is available. Tauranga is a rapidly growing major provincial city situated in the Western bay of plenty. The city boasts some of New Zealand’s best Beaches, an unsurpassed coastal lifestyle, and easy access to the Coromandel peninsula, the Lakes district and ski fields.

Tauranga is in the process of expanding its developmental service and is looking for a new Paediatrician to work alongside our existing community Paediatrician to help develop and grow the service. Applications are invited from candidates with specialist qualifications in community and child health, or from General Paediatricians with an interest in community or developmental  paediatrics. Applicants should hold FRACP or equivalent consultant qualification in Community and/or General Paediatrics. It would be an ideal post for a junior consultant to gain valuable experience in a very busy but enthusiastic and supportive department. We would also welcome applications from Trainees in their final year.

 We have a 23 bed inpatient ward, and 12 bed SCBU, serving around 40,000 children. Our department takes great pride in our collegial and supportive work environment.

Outpatient responsibilities include 2 clinics per week.

For Specialist applicants with FRACP in CCH call duties can be negotiated.  General Paediatric candidates would be expected to do an equal share of the on call roster, covering General Paediatrics and SCBU level 2 neonates. There are currently 10 Paediatricians and 2 Fellows on the Consultant call roster.  There are always 2 Senior Paediatric staff on call, so you will be well supported, with an average call frequency of around 1:6. Junior staffing cover is provided by 9 SHO’s or Junior Registrars, and the 2 Fellows.

Applicants interested in a one year fixed term contract would also be considered.

All applicants to apply online – if you wish to discuss this position please contact either

Dr Justin Wilde  0212273338 (HOD Paediatrics)

Dr Jeremy Armishaw  021473580 (Cluster Leader Women, Child and Family)

Vacancy closes 28th Feb 2020

General Paediatrician with a Community Focus – 1 position available – Northland, New Zealand

Northland District Health Board, New Zealand



Northland District Health Board advocates for affirmative action and actively seeks Māori into our workforce to reflect the community we serve.  

1.0FTE (worked over an average of 4 days per week with regular rostered week days off), with 1:9 on call. 

Whangarei Child Health Services have an exciting opportunity to expand our focus on community engagement and child protection. These positions will enhance an already innovative team of Paediatricians. 

The successful candidates would join the team of 11 SMO's making up, 9 full time equivalent paediatricians, two advanced paediatric trainees / fellow position, 2 registrars, and 8 senior house officers. 

The successful candidates would join a well-established community paediatric service that includes: 

·         Child Protection & MEDSAC team. 

·         Violence Intervention Program. 

·         Gateway assessments team. 

·         Public Health team. 

·         A well-established Children's Team. 

·         Two other Community Paediatricians. 

We have an eager to be engaged Primary Health Organisation in addition to a fulfilling General and Rural Paediatric outpatient experience. 

The ideal candidates will be Chapter of Community Child Health trained, and ideally dual trained in general paediatrics. All applicants must have RACP (Paeds) and hold vocational registration in Paediatrics. Those with a proven track record in community child health would also be considered. Excellent current acute paediatric and neonatal skills are essential. 

The ideal candidate would have the skills to help us innovate and improve our service there would be scope to develop special interests, they would have excellent communication and relationship building skills. 

Northland DHB offers the opportunity to expand your skills in response to the challenges faces by the local community. A balanced lifestyle is supported by glorious scenic coastal areas offering a range of recreational activities. House pricing in realistic, road congestion minimal and car parking is always available, we even have an onsite gym and swimming pool. 

Vacancy No: MD19-051 

All applications should be directed to Tania Vaile, Recruitment Officer - Senior Medical Officers,
Northland District Health Board, Private Bag 9742, Whangarei 0148, Northland, New Zealand. Phone: +64  9 430 4101 ext 60484, email: or visit our website: