Consultant Developmental Paediatrician

Specialty: Paediatrics

Grading: Specialist / Consultant

Number of positions: 1

Job Hours: Full time

Required qualifications: Vocationally registered in Paediatrics with the Medical Council of New Zealand (MCNZ) FACP or equivalent qualification and be able to register for vocational registration with the MCNZ

Nau mai, haere mai ki Te Whatu Ora – Capital, Coast & Hutt Valley District

Location:  Hutt Hospital

Service:    Women’s and Children’s Health

Contract:  Permanent, full time

Salary:      As per ASMS MECA

Kōrero mō te tūranga – About the role

We’re looking for a permanent full time Developmental Paediatrician to join our team at the Hutt Hospital.

The Developmental Paediatrician is part of the Paediatric team. A core aspect of this role is holding joint clinics with Child Developmental Service (CDS) providing child and whānau centred developmental assessments.

The Hutt Child Development service provide services to children and young people (0 to 16) who have been identified as having a physical, sensory or intellectual disability or a combination of these, which is likely to continue for a minimum of six months, children who are at risk of developing such a disability or have developmental delay, children who have Autistic Spectrum Disorder and whanau, families, caregivers and advocates associated with the above children.

The Developmental Paediatrician role includes liaising with other agencies and providing follow up as required. The position includes supervision of RMO staff in the service and the provision of consultancy and advice to other practitioners both within Hutt Valley District and in the broader community.

This role may include opportunities to participate in child protection work and other community paediatric activities.

The department would be happy to discuss options for general paediatric or on call work if this suits the applicant.

Mō tō mātou rōpū – About our team

The Hutt Paediatric Department provide inpatient and outpatient care for children and young people up to 16 years including a level 2 neonatal care unit. The general and developmental paediatricians enjoy close working relationships and have good connections to our local child and youth adolescent mental health services. There is a weekly interagency meetings which provides a strong links to other services including Oranga Tamarki, disability services, Ministry of Education and Resource Teachers of Behaviour and Learning.

Moū – About you

  • Vocationally registered in Paediatrics with the Medical Council of New Zealand (MCNZ)
  • FACP or equivalent qualification and be able to register for vocational registration with the MCNZ
  • Work in collaboration with multidisciplinary team
  • Able to provide consistently high standards of medical care
  • Relevant experience and training

E pā ana ki a tatou – About us

Capital, Coast and Hutt Valley district is located centrally in Wellington and has over 6,000 full-time equivalent staff, making us one of the major employers in the Wellington region. We operate three hospitals – Wellington Regional Hospital in Newtown, Hutt Valley Hospital and Kenepuru Hospital in Porirua – as well as the Kāpiti Health Centre at Paraparaumu.

Here at Capital, Coast & Hutt Valley District we embrace diversity and welcome applications from all people, including all gender identities, ages, ethnicities, sexual orientations, disability and religions. A workforce that is diverse and inclusive means that we are better positioned to understand and serve our community.

Capital, Coast & Hutt Valley District is a pro-equity health organisation, with a particular focus on Māori, Pacific Peoples, and the Disability Community.

Me pēhea te tuku tono – How to apply

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We require all our employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 with an approved vaccine, including have had one booster vaccination. We are not accepting applications that do not meet this criteria.

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Name: Sandra Tam

Position: SMO recruitment advisor


Phone: (04) 806 2547