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Pain Medicine Fellow

Employer Capital & Coast DHB
Workplace Wellington
Specialty Pain Medicine
Term Other
Grading Specialist / Consultant
Hours per week 40
Commencement date 09 Dec 2019
Application closing date 17 Jun 2019
Employer Capital & Coast DHB Workplace Wellington
Specialty Pain Medicine Term Other
Grading Specialist / Consultant Commencement date 09 Dec 2019
Hours per week 40 Application closing date 17 Jun 2019

Job description

Nau mai, haere mai ki Ūpoko ki te uru hauora.

Location: Wellington

Contract: Full time. Fixed term for 2 years, starting December 2019.


The purpose of the role is to enable the appointee to acquire the necessary skills to undertake and complete training in the speciality. Training will include the opportunity to gain experience at Mary Potter Hospice and the two other regional pain services. Training is accredited by the Faculty of Pain Medicine (FPM) of the Australian & New Zealand College of Anaesthetists (ANZCA) towards Fellowship of FPM.

Towards this the appointee will provide specialist medical assessment to patients attending the Pain Management Services and, working with a multi-disciplinary team to lead the treatment and recovery processes of the patient.


- To assess, diagnose and appropriately treat patients within the clinical setting that the Fellow is working in.
- To advise, consult and liaise with the patient and relevant others about the likely outcomes of the illness, with or without treatment.
- To work alongside other professionals and provide medical expertise within the multi-disciplinary approach to patient care.
- To attend and actively participate in regular meetings for the purposes of assessment, for planning and implementing treatment and for reviewing progress with treatment.
- To have the skills and experience in a broad range of recovery orientated treatment modalities
- To practise in a manner consistent with established ethical and clinical practice standards as provided by the Medical Council of New Zealand, the Faculty of Pain Medicine of the Australian & New Zealand College of Anaesthetists and other relevant professional bodies.
- To be familiar with commonly applied clinical protocols, such as in prescribing and reviewing psychotropic medications, as well as with matters such as person-administered self-medication, the Preferred Medicines List etc.


- Be be registered or be eligible for registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand (MCNZ)
- Registered as a trainee with the Faculty of Pain Medicine and committed to completing training to become a Fellow of the Faculty
- Motivated to achieve high quality results.
- A commitment to ongoing professional and personal learning, with a high degree of commitment to the profession.
- Proven ability to participate in a multi-disciplinary team environment.
- Ability to manage time effectively and meet deadlines.
- Effective listening skills, verbal, non-verbal and written communication skills.
- An ability to accept and delegate responsibility appropriately.
- A commitment to motivating and coordinating staff.
- Ability to participate in the training and development of Registrars.


Capital and Coast DHB (CCDHB) is located centrally in Wellington and has over 5,100 full-time equivalent staff, making us one of the major employers in the Wellington region. CCDHB operates two hospitals – Wellington Regional Hospital in Newtown and Kenepuru Hospital in Porirua – as well as the Kapiti Health Centre at Paraparaumu.

Here at CCDHB we embrace diversity and welcome applications from people of 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.

CCDHB provides a range of specialist services including neurosurgery, oncology, neonatal intensive care and community-based services including district nursing, rehabilitation services, social work, alcohol and drug services, and home support services to a population of around 900,000 people.

Wellington is New Zealand’s capital city, a cultural and cosmopolitan epicentre renowned for its vibrant cafés, restaurants, international sporting and cultural events set in a beautiful natural harbour. With easy access to vineyards in the Wairarapa and beaches on the Kapiti Coast, there’s plenty of opportunity for adventure or simply to relax and unwind.


Applications will not be accepted via email. All candidates applying for any of our current vacancies must complete an online CCDHB application form by clicking the 'Apply Now' button.

Applications close on 17 June 2019. Please ensure your uploaded CV and cover letter is in either Word or PDF format. For further information on this role, please email and please indicate the vacancy number (SMO32-19) and job title in the subject line.

Ma tini, ma mano, ka rapa te whai

By joining together we will succeed

Qualifications required

Specialist qualification in Pain Medicine
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Vacancy contact details
Name Sandra Tam
Position SMO recruitment advisor
Phone (04) 806 2547
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