Chief Resident, Starship Child Health (Fixed term)

Chief Resident


Lead, mentor and support the registrars and house officers of Starship Child Health as our Chief Resident for 2021

  • Leadership position – fixed-term for one year

  • Flexible training opportunity

  • Auckland City location

Starship Child Health is the leading provider of paediatric health care in Aotearoa and the South Pacific, delivering whānau centred care to infants, children, young people and their whānau in hospital and in the community. Our tertiary children’s hospital provides general; subspecialty and acute medical care. All services value a supportive consultant led environment with many having additional fellow and nurse practitioner or nurse specialist support.

As the Chief Resident you will manage and organise teaching programmes for ward house officers and medical registrars. You will ensure quality and safety improvement and manage operational and performance related issues. You will take ownership of all tasks related to recruitment, rosters and leave as well as play a key contributor to a variety of committees - with the opportunity to influence patient outcomes.

A Chief Resident’s clinical commitments are able to be designed to meet training requirements and cover both inpatient and outpatient services, there is also opportunity to conduct your own child health related clinical research. This exciting position enables clinicians to gain invaluable experience across a diverse section of clinical and non-clinical areas, providing the premium training opportunity for working as a consultant paediatrician. To view a full job description, please click here.

We would love to hear from those who:

  • Have appropriate registration with the Medical Council NZ

  • Are highly motivated; organised, mature and enjoy a challenge

  • Value both their own professional development and their colleagues

  • Bring strong communication skills and the ability to lead a team of junior clinicians

This is a 12 month fixed term opportunity with guaranteed return to Auckland advanced training scheme if this is required. The role will commence December 2020 and interviews will take place in July 2020

If you would like to discuss this position further with someone from the service, please feel free to contact our current Starship Chief Resident on 021 938 309

We hope you will explore this opportunity further by either applying below or you can contact our recruitment consultant Kimiora Nathan on to learn more.

To apply, please submit your CV & cover letter through our careers website - outlining your motivation towards this role. Reference job number: AUC09202