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Senior Lecturer or Associate Professor Adolescent Health

• Help take the organisation to the next level of growth and success
• An opportunity to make a profound difference
• Receive 5 weeks annual leave, with great benefits and flexible hours

Are you looking to further your career as an academic adolescent health specialist?
The University of Auckland (Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences) and Counties Manukau Health are seeking to appoint a Senior Lecturer in Adolescent Health.

Who are we?
The University of Auckland is the highest ranked New Zealand University in the main world university rankings systems. The University of Auckland is ranked in the 201-250 band for the Times Higher Education World University Rankings. The medical school is ranked within the world’s top 100, and the class size is heading towards 300 per year. The South Auckland Clinical Campus is an academic division of The University of Auckland’s Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, and coordinates clinical teaching and research in partnership with Counties Manukau Health.

The Opportunity
This position will suit a paediatrician or adolescent physician with enthusiasm for and experience in teaching as well as clinical research. Teaching will be at both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels. The candidate must aspire to take an increasing role in leadership of teaching in adolescent health in Auckland and New Zealand. Previous research experience and the ability to acquire external research funding would be an advantage as would a higher research degree.

Counties Manukau Health provides health services to over 550,000 people and is regarded as one of the most progressive services in Australasia with initiatives aimed at developing “whole of system” integrated care. The Centre for Youth Health is a community based secondary health care service, part of Kidz First Children’s Hospital and Community Health.

Candidates must hold a medical qualification registerable in New Zealand and must have a higher qualification in Paediatrics equivalent to the Fellowship of the Royal Australasia College of Physicians (FRACP) with subspecialist training in Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine or equivalent and be eligible for vocational registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand.

Research is also an important part of this role. You would be expected to develop research which addresses issues of relevance to adolescent health and well-being both in New Zealand and internationally.

To discuss this opportunity further, please contact Professor Cameron Grant if your query is related to an academic nature on (telephone: 64-3737599 ext. 86192; email: and of a clinical nature to Doctor Bridget Farrant,

Why work for us?
The University of Auckland is committed to providing an excellent working environment through:
• Flexible employment practices
• Career development programmes
• Company superannuation scheme, discounted car parking, a generous parental leave allowance, childcare and a number of other discounts

For more information please visit Staff Benefits.
Perks of living in Auckland, New Zealand
Auckland's harbour setting, magnificent beaches and verdant bush make it a great place to study and work, whilst the University's close proximity to New Zealand's major businesses and hospitals enables staff and students to rub shoulders with leading practitioners in their field. The pace is relaxed, the people are friendly, and with a diverse range of leisure options and high quality schools it is easy to
understand why New Zealand is continually ranked one of the best places in the world to live and raise a family.

Applications must be submitted through the following online link, by the closing date of Monday, 11 March 2019 to be considered.

Please include your cover letter and CV combined as one document, outlining your full employment history (academic and clinical) a cover letter which outlines your motivation for applying, the specific expertise you will bring to this role and the contribution you anticipate making if appointed.

Registered Nurse (FTE: 0.8) – Rainbow Place Nursing Team

Rainbow Place is the children and young people’s service of Hospice Waikato – we are the only hospice in New Zealand that offers specialist child-focussed palliative care services supporting children and young people aged 0- 18 years, and their families, living with a life limiting/life threatening condition. Care and support are offered to children and young people often for many years from diagnosis of a life limiting/life threatening condition, throughout the child/young person’s life, end of life care and onto bereavement support. The Rainbow Place team work alongside other health professionals involved in the care of the child/young person, providing skilled paediatric palliative care input, and supporting their family/carers. Care and support is provided wherever it is needed, such as the family home, school, hospital and other community facilities, as well as the Rainbow Place facilities and Hospice Waikato In-Patient Unit for respite, symptom control and end of life care. Rainbow Place staff are supported in their work by the large team of specialist palliative care staff at Hospice Waikato, including voluntary staff who enhance the service and facilities in a variety of ways. An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Registered Nurse to join our Rainbow Place team. As a member of the Rainbow Place Nursing Team, you will contribute to the collective growth and development of Rainbow Place services at Hospice Waikato. You will be committed to the on-going development of your paediatric and palliative care knowledge and understanding. To be the right fit for this role and our organisation you would bring: Essential: • Registered Nurse Qualification • Registration with Nursing Council of New Zealand • A current practising certificate with Nursing Council of New Zealand • Paediatric nursing experience • Ability to work autonomously and as part of an interdisciplinary team • A visible passion for nursing and the field of children’s palliative care • Current full New Zealand driver’s license Desirable: • Post-registration qualification in Palliative Care • Experience in family support • Advanced clinical assessment skills • Experience in patient/family education • Experience in community-based nursing A copy of the position description can be found on the vacancies page of our website If you wish to discuss any aspects of this position please contact Zoe Fairbrother, Rainbow Place Team Leader, at the following address If this sounds like the role and organisation you want to be a part of then please send your application to The successful applicant will be required to undertake pre-employment health screening (including drug testing) and complete a Ministry of Justice criminal records check, the results of which must be to Hospice Waikato’s satisfaction. Applicants must have NZ residency or a valid work visa.

Developmental Paediatrician - Capital and Coast DHB (CCDHB)

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. We also operate Te Korowai-Whāriki, a large mental health campus based at Porirua.

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 cafés, 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.

About the role

An opportunity exists for a Paediatrician experienced in developmental disability assessment and management to join the Child Development Service. You must hold an appropriate specialist qualification to practise in New Zealand. The Child Development Service is a multi-disciplinary team providing specialist assessment, diagnosis and intervention for children 0-16yrs with, or at risk of, an intellectual, sensory or physical disability, developmental delay or autism spectrum disorder. We use a holistic approach to enable children with disabilities to reach their maximum potential within their families and extended environment.

Applicants would need to be available to work on all Child Development sites across the CCDHB catchment if service need required this. While the current position is 20 hrs/week, there may be opportunities to expand and develop the role across the sub-region in future.

The successful applicant will assess children with suspected disabilities or developmental delays using tools such as Griffiths III, in the context of their own clinics, and as part of a Multidisciplinary team assessment. They will work closely with other team members, and with other organisations (such as Ministry of Education) in the long-term management of children with disabilities. The successful applicant will supervise Registrars and will be involved in teaching medical students. They will participate in peer support and supervision with the other four developmental paediatricians in the sub-region, and participate in educational and other activities with the Paediatric Department of CCDHB.


  • Perform assessment and review clinics

  • Engage in MDT assessment and management activities

  • Liaise with key stakeholders (parents/ teachers etc) to maximise children's potential and minimise impairment

    Skills and experience

  • FRACP or equivalent Paediatric Specialist qualification

  • Experience in developmental disability

    How to apply

    This role will remain opened until a successful candidate has been found.

    Applications will not be accepted via email. All candidates applying for any of our current vacancies must complete an online CCDHB application form by following this link:

    Please ensure your uploaded CV and cover letter is in either Word or PDF format. For further information on this role, please email and please indicate the vacancy number (SMO02-19) and job title in the subject line.