Provisional Fellowship – Anaesthesia and Pain Management

Employer: Southern DHB

Specialty: Anaesthesia

Grading: Specialist / Consultant

Number of positions: 1

Job Hours: 40

Required qualifications: Appointed specialists will possess FANZCA or an equivalent qualification allowing a vocational registration with the NZ Medical Council. We would also consider candidates who have passed their final ANZCA (or equivalent) examination and are in their final year of specialist anaesthetic training. Those wishing to focus on persistent pain will have completed the first year of their Pain Medicine training already.

Dunedin Hospital

Salary : ASMS MECA 2022 (NZD 170,369 – 250,560)

Join us as we change the future of healthcare in Southern NZ (Permanent 1.0 FTE negotiable)

  • Close knit, supportive team
  • Negotiable start date
  • Join our expanding team and be a part of growing our department’s skill base!

Mō te tūranga – About the role

This Provisional Fellowship is a 12-month, ANZCA-accredited position, beginning in February (start and finish dates are flexible).

The exact nature of the fellowship can be tailored to the individual’s preference, allowing the fellow to choose a combination of the following areas of interest.

Regional Anaesthesia:

  • Staffing, and teaching on, the hospital block service
  • Helping develop the block service
  • Regular exposure to upper and lower limb orthopaedic lists

Acute Pain Management:

  • Staffing Acute Pain rounds
  • Involvement in Quality Improvement projects
  • Teaching for nurses/junior medical staff

Persistent Pain Medicine (second year of training):

  • Working in the Persistent Pain Clinic
  • Involvement in Quality Improvement projects

A typical working week involves one to two days of clinical work related to the fellow’s areas of interest; two days of ‘service provision’ (staffing an operating theatre under level 1, 2, or 3 supervision); and one non-clinical day. In addition, the fellow participates in the SMO roster working as a second SMO for four to five evening shifts a month, and one in five weekends, but does not work night shifts.

Dunedin Hospital is a tertiary level hospital with a full range of elective and acute surgical specialities and can offer you a varied and challenging array of anaesthesia work.

Ideally, we are looking for someone with the following skills and experience to complement our team:

  • A team player with exceptional interpersonal skills who builds effective relationships both within and external to their team
  • Is solution focused and can demonstrate excellent decision making and priority setting in a clinical environment
  • Enthusiasm for teaching and passing on their knowledge to junior members of staff

Mōu ake – About you

Appointed specialists will possess FANZCA or an equivalent qualification allowing a vocational registration with the NZ Medical Council. We would also consider candidates who have passed their final ANZCA (or equivalent) examination and are in their final year of specialist anaesthetic training. Those wishing to focus on persistent pain will have completed the first year of their Pain Medicine training already.

Mō mātou – About us

Te Whatu Ora – Southern has the largest geographical coverage of all the New Zealand regions, providing services to 350,000 people in diverse communities. We take pride in all the services we provide, and our aim is to improve, promote and protect the health of our region. We believe that our dedicated and passionate staff are a significant driving force behind the achievement of these standards, and we need more like-minded people to help us continue providing for our community.

Painga – Benefits:

  • Supportive team, with graded introduction to the specialist anaesthetist role
  • Job tailored to individual’s interests
  • Accredited training in regional anaesthesia/acute pain medicine/persistent pain medicine (second year only)
  • Great work/life balance

Utu whānui – Salary range

This role belongs to the ASMS Collective Agreement and falls between the Step 1 ($170,369) and Step 15 ($250,560 p.a pro-rata)

Rā mōnehu – Closing date: Tuesday, 6 September 2022.

Due to the fast-paced nature of what we do, our vacancy close dates may be subject to change. Don’t delay, make sure you apply as soon as possible.

Tono ināianei – Apply now

We only accept online applications. Please apply via our website: https://careers.southernhealth.nz/

For a job description or further information, please contact, Agatha Chen, Recruitment Advisor – Senior Medical Officers with your CV. Phone: +64 3 470 9604 or email: agatha.chen@southerndhb.govt.nz

If you currently work for Te Whatu Ora- Health New Zealand – Southern , please apply for this role via our internal careers site, found here: Pulse > Applications > Corporate > SuccessFactors

Pre-employment checks

In the interests of protecting our people and our patients, all appointments will be subject to the following:

  • Occupational health assessment
  • Police vetting/Ministry of Justice safety checks
  • Serious misconduct checks (previous Public Service departments and statutory Crown entities only)

Covid vaccination requirements

Following the update to COVID-19 Public Health Response (Vaccinations) Order 2021, to be employed with Southern DHB you will be required to be fully vaccinated and have received a booster vaccine against COVID-19. You will need to provide proof of this to Occupational Health staff.

To apply

We only accept online applications. Please apply via our website: https://careers.southernhealth.nz/

To apply for this job please visit careers.southernhealth.nz.

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Vacancy contact details

Name: Agatha Chen

Position: Recruitment Advisor

Email: agatha.chen@southerndhb.govt.nz

Phone: +64 3 470 9604