Paediatric Dermatologist, Part-Time, Starship

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Applications are invited for a Paediatric Dermatologist to join our Paediatric Dermatology service, working up to 0.4 FTE (16 hours per week) and with the possibility of an increase in FTE in the near future. This is a permanent role. The start date is negotiable.

The successful applicant will join a dedicated team consisting of 0.75 full-time equivalent consultants and 1 nurse specialist providing a high quality clinical service. The person will participate in all aspects of clinical service, teaching, and quality assurance activities. Opportunities for clinical research include collaboration with the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Auckland and our dermatology and paediatric colleagues.

Starship Child Health includes the only comprehensive children’s hospital in New Zealand, serving a population of approximately 1 million children. It provides quaternary specialist care for all children in the country and including the islands of the South Pacific. The Department of Dermatology offers care to children throughout New Zealand as well as secondary care to children in the Auckland region. The role would include review of paediatric inpatients, paediatric dermatology outpatient clinics and supervision of nurse specialist clinics as appropriate. The institution is situated on the same site as the adult hospital, enabling close relationships with the adult dermatology services, for example for phototherapy services and continuing medical education. The department provides laser treatment to children with vascular anomalies and there is scope for the successful applicant to contribute to this service.

Vocational training in dermatology would be ideal but is not essential. Any overseas training must be at least equivalent to that prescribed by the Royal Australasian College of Physicians. Training in paediatric medicine is preferred. The successful applicant must be eligible for specialist registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand. The successful applicant will have regular contact with children and young persons under age 16 and will be subject to the requirements of the Vulnerable Children’s Act 2016.

Salary package is in accordance with the New Zealand District Health Boards Senior Medical Multi-Employer Collective Agreement and will be commensurate with the degree of clinical experience and post-graduate qualifications of the applicant.

For more information on the positions, please contact Dr Diana Purvis, Lead Clinician, Department of Paediatric Dermatology ( or Dr Helen Evans, Service Clinical Director, Paediatric Medical Specialities (

A copy of the position description can be found here.

For general enquiries about working in and moving to Auckland, please contact Aaron Chamberlain, Recruitment Coordinator on

Please visit our careers website to apply online quoting reference No.ADHB8923.

Applications close Sunday 17 January 2021.