Fellow - Pain Medicine (Fixed Term), Anaesthesia, Starship Child Health

junior doctors


  • New Zealand’s premier children’s hospital

  • Great opportunity to learn from the best in the business!

Starship Child Health is the leading provider of paediatric care in New Zealand and the South Pacific, providing world-class inpatient, outpatient, trauma, emergency, and urgent care to children and their whānau. Starship is part of the Auckland District Health Board, New Zealand’s largest tertiary healthcare provider.

Located in Auckland, New Zealand we are committed to delivering whānau-centered care that focuses on the needs of the child first and values whānau (family) as an important member of the care team. We seek to lead New Zealand in paediatric service delivery, through the building of our reputation as a national centre of excellence in paediatrics.

This is a 12 month program based at Starship Children's Health, New Zealand's premier paediatric hospital and is available from February 2021. This commencement date is negotiable in light of changes to Registrar and Fellow rotation pattern for 2021. Applicants for a 6 month position will also be considered.

You will be either nearing the end of your training, or ideally, have recently completed a formal anaesthesia training programme, but seeking additional structured training in Paediatric Anaesthesia. This role would suit candidates looking for future roles as either a Specialist Paediatric Anaesthetist, or a General Anaesthetist with a special interest in Paediatric Anaesthesia.

In this role, you will receive exposure to a wide range of paediatric anaesthesia including general surgery, orthopaedic surgery, neurosurgery and cardiac surgery, radiology, radiotherapy and pain management. There is an expectation that the Fellow will be involved in audit activities. Some participation in on call duties will be required.

To be considered for this role, you must be eligible for general registration with Medical Council of New Zealand, and be in a accredited anaesthetic training program equivalent to the Australasian FANZCA at the end of training or have an anaesthetic Fellowship equivalent to FANZCA.

If you are not currently registered in New Zealand and have overseas medical qualifications, you will be required to provide source verification of your qualifications for your registration application. For more information about the registration process and source verification of qualifications, please visit www.mcnz.org.nz.

View a copy of the position description here.

For more information about the positions or the selection process, please contact Dr Dean Frear, Service Clinical Director on DFrear@adhb.govt.nz

To apply, make an online application via the ADHB careers website providing full contact details including email of three clinical references in your CV including your current supervisor. Your referees will be contacted before short listing for interview. Please note – at least one of these referees should be your current supervisor / Clinical Lead and the other two can be senior colleagues who have worked with you within the last two years in the same specialty.

For help with your online application, please contact Vickie Shakur, Recruitment Consultant on VickieS@adhb.govt.nz quoting reference # ADHB8996.

Closing date: 22 January 2021.