Paediatric Emergency Medicine Specialist


The Children’s Emergency Department at Starship Children’s Hospital are seeking a registered Senior Medical Practitioner specialising in Paediatric Emergency Medicine to join the team

  • New Zealand’s premier children’s hospital

  • Full time, permanent position

  • Relocation assistance available


Starship Child Health is the leading provider of paediatric health care in Aotearoa (New Zealand) and the South Pacific, delivering whānau centred care to infants, children, young people and their whānau (family) in hospital and in the community.

The Children’s Emergency Department is the regional paediatric advanced trauma centre, we specialise in meeting the needs of acutely ill or injured children and young people ranging from birth to 15 years of age. We are supported by the tertiary level medical, surgical, radiology and intensive care services that are provided within Starship Children’s Hospital. We have an exciting opportunity for a Paediatric Emergency Medicine Specialist interested in joining the only dedicated Emergency Department in New Zealand designed to focus exclusively on the needs of children.

Auckland is a challenging and rewarding environment to practice Paediatric Emergency Medicine as we see a broad range of childhood illnesses and injuries with a high level of complexity and acuity. The department is housed in a purpose built facility with state of the art equipment and there are excellent opportunities to be involved in patient safety, quality improvement projects, research and high fidelity simulation based teaching and training. Our dynamic team works within a multidisciplinary framework including Hospital Play Specialists; Social Workers, Māori & Pacific Island support workers and clerical staff who of course work closely with the nursing and medical teams.

We welcome applications from those who:

  • Are an experienced Specialist in Paediatric Emergency Medicine

  • Bring a strong clinical background/ level of expertise

  • Demonstrate effective communication/ interpersonal skills to form working relationships with colleagues, children and whānau

  • Have strong skills in medical education

To view a full position description, please click here.

It is essential you are vocationally registered (or eligible for registration) with the Medical Council of New Zealand as a Specialist in Paediatrics and or Emergency Medicine in New Zealand.

For more information about the registration process and source verification of qualifications, please visit – why not complete a simple self-assessment to check your registration options whilst you’re there?

If you are interested in this position we would love to hear from you! For more information around the role please contact Dr Sarah Jamison – Service Clinical Director, Children’s Emergency Dept via

If you are ready to apply today, please submit your CV and cover letter through the ADHB careers website. Reference job number: AUC07953

For assistance with your online application please contact Recruitment Consultant, Kimiora Nathan via

Applications close: 1 March 2020

Auckland DHB is committed to the application of the Children’s Act 2014 and its intent to improve the safety of all children. This position is a Children’s Worker as defined by the Act.