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Consultant Paediatrician (Respiratory and Sleep Specialist)

Employer Capital & Coast DHB
Workplace Wellington Regional Hospital, Porirua Kenepuru Hospital
Specialty Paediatrics
Term Permanent
Grading Specialist / Consultant
Hours per week 40
Commencement date Open
Application closing date 30 Jun 2021
Employer Capital & Coast DHB Workplace Wellington Regional Hospital, Porirua Kenepuru Hospital
Specialty Paediatrics Term Permanent
Grading Specialist / Consultant Commencement date Open
Hours per week 40 Application closing date 30 Jun 2021

Job description

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

Location: Wellington Regional Hospital, Kenepuru Hopsital

Contract: Permanent, Full time (40 hours p/w)


An exciting opportunity exists for an experienced paediatrician to join our team in Wellington on a full-time basis. Wellington Hospital Children’s Health is a dynamic service and we are looking a fully trained and qualified paediatrician to join our collegial team. Be part of the transition into Te Wao Nui, the new name for our integrated Child Health Service, which is scheduled to open in late 2021 and will bring child health services under one roof for the first time – allowing for the integration of inpatient and outpatient services, as well as encouraging clinical collaboration and communication.

This role will involve leadership in Respiratory Paediatrics, working with the Respiratory and Sleep Clinical Nurse Specialist in managing outpatients with chronic respiratory disease and consulting on inpatients. Skills in bronchoscopy are not currently required for this position, however provision of this service could be considered in future in consultation with the New Zealand tertiary centre in Auckland. The role will also involve investigation and management of sleep disorders in children, including oversight of children in the sleep laboratory and CPAP treatment, monitored by the CNS.

Experience in, or desire to develop, other sub-speciality areas of interest which would complement existing service provision would be welcomed. The successful candidate will participate in the general paediatric on-call roster (1 in 11) excluding neonatology.

An opportunity for a formal clinical leadership position may be available should the successful applicant be interested.


- Provide medical care as part of a multidisciplinary team
- Participate in the on-call roster shared with other general paediatric consultant
- Education and supervision of junior medical staff including RACP trainees
- Participate in multidisciplinary meetings required for care discussion, service development and quality improvement, as well as audits and clinical research


- Vocationally registered as a Paediatrics with the Medical Council of New Zealand (MCNZ)
- Fellowship of the RACP (FRACP) or equivalent and be able to register for specialist registration with the MCNZ
- Training and experience in Respiratory and Sleep paediatrics.
- Skills and aptitude to supervise and educate junior and advanced medical FRACP trainees as well as participate in the undergraduate programmes


Capital and Coast DHB (CCDHB) 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. CCDHB operates two hospitals – Wellington Regional Hospital in Newtown and Kenepuru Hospital in Porirua – as well as the Kapiti Health Centre at Paraparaumu.

The Mental Health, Addiction and Intellectual Disability Service (MHAIDS) spans three DHBs - Wairarapa, Hutt Valley and Capital and Coast DHB’s and includes local, regional, and national services. The local MHAIDS services are provided from multiple sites within the 3DHB sub-region – greater Wellington, Hutt Valley and Wairarapa.

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 is a pro-equity Health Organisation, with a particular focus on Māori and Pacific Peoples.

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 closes on 30 June 2021 and can only be accepted when submitted through our CCDHB Careers Website. We will be considering applications as they are submitted. For further information on this role, email and indicate the job title and vacancy number SMO42-21 in the subject line.

Ma tini, ma mano, ka rapa te whai

By joining together we will succeed

Qualifications required

Specialist qualification in Paediatrics - Fellowship of the RACP (FRACP) or equivalent and be able to register for specialist registration with the MCNZ. Training and experience in Respiratory and Sleep paediatrics.
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Vacancy contact details
Name Sandra Tam
Position SMO recruitment advisor
Phone (04) 806 2547
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