Fellow - Surgical, Greenlane Paediatric and Congenital Cardiology Service, Starship Child Health

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  • New Zealand’s premier children’s hospital

  • National service

  • Great opportunity to train in a setting with world-leading surgical, medical, ICU and anaesthetic care.

Starship Child Health is a 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 (family). Starship is part of the Auckland District Health Board, New Zealand’s largest tertiary healthcare provider.

We are committed to delivering whānau-centered care that focuses on the needs of the child first and values whānau 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.

The Greenlane Paediatric and Congenital Cardiac Service (PCCS) is a national service based at Starship Children's Hospital, Auckland. It is the sole provider of cardiology and cardiac surgical services for infants, children and adults with congenital and acquired heart disease for New Zealand and a number of Pacific Island nations.

The unit has a catchment population of four and a half million and we are performing over 400 cases per year of which 350 are bypasses. Twenty percent of the procedures are performed in neonates and 15% are adult congenital operations. Current outcomes are excellent with overall 30 day mortality of below 2% and neonatal mortality of below 4% (including a Norwood program).

We have two 12 month surgical fellowship positions available in Paediatric and Congenital Cardiac Surgery starting in late January 2022.

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In this role you will work closely with a highly skilled and dedicated team of cardiac surgeons, cardiologists, registrars and nursing staff managing a wide range of acute conditions with multidisciplinary input. You will have a high level of autonomy with supervised on call work and will be actively involved in supervision of registrars and other unit activities. Clinical research will be strongly encouraged.

New Zealand is a land of outstanding natural beauty and breath taking scenery, with huge opportunity for all outdoor pursuits and we can promise that this fellowship is designed to give you far more than just confidence and excellent experience in all aspects of this specialty. Auckland in the largest city in NZ and offers a great outdoors experience with beaches, mountains, concerts, sports, shopping, wining and dining. More information about living and working in New Zealand is available on www.newzealandnow.govt.nz

You must be eligible for general registration with Medical Council of New Zealand and hold a postgraduate qualification in surgery with experience in adult and congenital cardiac surgery. 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.

To apply, please click on the link below and make an online application attaching your latest CV and cover letter. For help with your online application, please contact Vickie Shakur, Recruitment Consultant on VickieS@adhb.govt.nz quoting ref # AUC11024

Closing date Sunday 4 April 2022

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