Consultant Paediatric Nephrologists
Permanent and Fixed Term Locum positions available
Department of Paediatric Nephrology, Starship Child Health, Auckland, New Zealand

Applications are invited for 2 Paediatric Nephrologists at Starship Children's Hospital. One is a permanent position and the other a fixed term locum to provide cover for approximately 12 months. We would be interested to hear from applicants who wish to work either part-time or full-time, the minimum FTE for each position being 0.5 (20 hours per week). The fixed term locum position is available immediately and we have a preference to recruit quickly. If you are in a senior training position in Paediatric Nephrology and require additional clinical experience before taking up a Consultant role then we would also be interested in hearing from you.

The successful applicants will join a dedicated multidisciplinary team consisting of 3.6 full-time equivalent consultants, 2 nurse specialists and other allied health professionals 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 Australian paediatric nephrology colleagues.

Starship Children's Hospital is 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 Nephrology offers comprehensive renal care to children throughout New Zealand and is the only referral centre for dialysis, transplantation and paediatric nephrology. The service has an extensive outreach support programme to all children with kidney disease. The institution is situated on the same site as the adult hospital, enabling close relationships with the adult renal and transplant services.

Vocational training in paediatric nephrology is required and must be at least equivalent to nephrology training as prescribed by the Royal Australasian College of Physicians. The successful applicant must be eligible for specialist registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand. The applicant must have significant clinical experience in the provision of all modalities of renal replacement therapy and all aspects of renal transplantation. 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.

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For more information on the positions, please contact Dr William Wong, Lead Clinician, Department of Paediatric Nephrology (phone +64 9 3074949 Extn 25422; or Dr Helen Evans, Service Clinical Director, Paediatric Medical Specialities (phone +64 9 307 4949 Extn 22292;  

For general enquiries about working in and moving to Auckland, please contact Dianne Chan Sau, Recruitment Consultant on 09 307 4949 Extn 28715 or email 

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Please visit our website to apply on line quoting reference No. CEN04632.

Closing date:  26 November 2017

We are a values based and inclusive organisation that is committed to deliver the best health outcomes for our total population.  To do this we are working hard to develop a robust and capable workforce that reflects the population we serve. We strongly encourage applicants from all backgrounds with the necessary capability and who share our values to apply and would greatly value seeing more applicants from our Māori & Pacific communities. Our organisation values diversity, inclusivity and empathy, if you do too, apply now and join us to make a positive difference and to "do your life's best work at Auckland DHB.

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