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Specialist Paediatrician - General - Job Number: WAI06933

The retirement of one of our team opens the opportunity to work in General & Subspecialty Paediatrics in New Zealand’s Heartland.

Waikato District Health Board provides care to 400,000 people, including a growing population of 82,000 children under the age of 15. This gives us the critical mass to be able to pursue subspecialty interests whilst still maintaining a breadth of general paediatric experience. Our paediatric medical team of 15 Paediatricians & 18 basic & advanced trainees is the foundation of a multidisciplinary paediatric unit including a child development & protection service, paediatric surgery and a level 3 neonatal intensive care unit. We maintain a close working relationship with the RACP & NZ Paediatric Society. 

 We have a strong emphasis & excellent reputation in teaching & training, both of undergraduate medical students & paediatric trainees, and are committed to the ongoing growth and development of our specialists. Those with research interests enjoy on campus support from the University of Auckland’s Waikato Clinical School & the DHB’s Clinical Audit Support Unit.

We are a blend of large & small, being one of New Zealand’s largest healthcare providers, but located in a city where rural/lifestyle living is the norm. Hamilton offers excellent public and private schooling options and is home to the University of Waikato. The broader Waikato region offers an unsurpassed array of outdoor pursuits - skiing, surfing, mountain biking & fishing in lakes, rivers & sea are all available within easy striking distance.

We are looking for an enthusiastic Paediatrician committed to team-based patient-centred care who also wants to enjoy the benefits of a good lifestyle. Subspecialty training or experience will be advantageous but not essential. Applicants will hold FRACP (Paediatrics) or equivalent and be eligible for specialist registration in New Zealand.

 More information can be found on our website or by emailing Dr Hamish McCay – Clinical Director, Paediatric Medicine 

Closing date: 31 August 2018 

Position description 

Please apply on the WaikatoDHB website

Community Paediatrician (0.8FTE) - Northland District Health Board

Northland DHB has an exciting opportunity to expand its Community Paediatric service. This position will further enhance a highly supportive and innovative team of ten Paediatricians (8 FTE), two fellow positions, 2 registrars, and 8 senior house officers.

This position will be part of a general paediatric acute and outpatient service encompassing .8 FTE (average of 4 days per week with regular rostered week days off) and a 1:9 acute on call commitment.

The candidate will join a well-established community child health service working innovatively to integrate child and youth health portfolios across the community. The position includes commitments to the Gateway service, Violence Intervention program and the Children’s team.

The ideal candidate will be dually trained or have a proven track record in both General Paediatrics and Chapter of Community Child Health. All applicants must have RACP (Paeds, hold vocational registration in Paediatrics. Excellent acute paediatric and neonatal skills, communication and relationship building skills are a must.

Northland offers a balanced lifestyle, a glorious scenic coast line and a range of recreational activities.

Vacancy No: MD18-024
Closing Date: 24 August  2018

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:

Senior Staff Specialist / Staff Specialist - Paediatrics - North West Hospital and Health Service, Mount Isa Hospital

An exciting opportunity is currently available for a Senior Staff Specialist or Staff Specialist to join our dedicated team of professionals delivering excellence in healthcare within the Paediatric Unit of the Mount Isa Hospital. This position assists the Clinical Director in leading the Paediatric Service and provides clinical care to paediatric patients and clinically manages, on a day-to-day basis, the associated multidisciplinary patient care team to ensure the provision of appropriate paediatric patient care. Both the organisation and its Executive are highly supportive of the paediatric team, which has a high profile within the community. If you are looking for the next career challenge and have an interest in rural and remote healthcare then this could be the role for you.

What’s on Offer?
Pro rata remuneration package based on full time equivalent value of up to $483,210 p.a., comprising base salary range of $81.95 - $103.90 p.h., (L18-L27) recreational leave loading (17.5%), employer contribution to superannuation (12.75%), attraction and retention incentive allowance, rural and remote attraction allowance, locality allowance, motor vehicle allowance, professional development assistance (allowances and leave), inaccessibility allowance, professional indemnity cover, communication package, private practice, employer provided accommodation (conditions may apply). Level of appointment is dependent upon experience and advanced qualifications. (Permanent part-time position, 40 hours per fortnight - 8 weeks on/8 weeks off).

About North West Hospital and Health Service
The North West Hospital and Health Service covers an area of over 300,000 square kilometres and services the rural and remote communities within North Western Queensland and the Gulf of Carpentaria. The Health Service includes the City of Mount Isa and the towns and areas of Burketown, Camooweal, Cloncurry, Dajarra, Doomadgee, Julia Creek, Karumba, Normanton and Mornington Island.

About the Role
This role leads the team as the Senior Paediatrician in the provision of clinical services to the Children’s Ward and Nursery inpatients and outpatients. Acts as a clinical resource person in the management of acutely ill paediatric patients through the health service and provides teaching sessions to undergraduate medical student and resident medical officers.

The Paediatric services at Mount Isa Hospital is staffed by a Director of Paediatrics and two Senior Medical Officers/Staff Specialists Paediatrics. Paediatrics monitors public clinics, emergency department presentations and inpatients in the 10 bed children's ward and the 3 bed nursery. Most referrals for admission arise from acute presentations to the Emergency Department, however on occasion patients may also be admitted from specialist outreach Outpatient Clinics or are referred to Mount Isa Hospital from a peripheral facility.

Working with North West HHS
We are committed to providing a wide range of rewarding career opportunities to our employees. Our health service offers generous remuneration packages and employment benefits which include salary sacrificing options, recreational leave loading, generous employer superannuation contribution, shift allowances, locality allowances, professional development assistance, flexible working arrangements, access to corporate discounts, staff wellness programs and the employee assistance program.

Why make the move?
Mount Isa is a unique and progressive city nestled among the splendour of the Selwyn Ranges in the heart of North West Queensland. Once a raw frontier town built around the vast mineral resources, Mount Isa has grown into a thriving industrial and commercial centre renowned for its friendly and welcoming nature. Affectionately known as the ‘oasis of the outback,' Mount Isa represents over 50 nationalities which give the city a unique cosmopolitan flavour. People enjoy living in this modern community, with restaurants, excellent health care, shopping, churches, clubs, service clubs and social activities. You will love the yearly carnival of festivities and celebrations including the Mount Isa Rodeo. Mount Isa is a great place to live and work!

Informal enquires are welcome, please phone Jessica Talbot / Senior Medical Workforce Officer
on (07) 4744 4882 or email

Closing date for applications: 12 September 2018


For further information or to submit an online application:

Job Ad Reference: MI283072