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General Paediatrician

Employer Hutt Valley DHB
Workplace Hutt Valley District Health Board
Specialty Paediatrics
Term Permanent
Grading Specialist / Consultant
Hours per week 40
Commencement date Open
Application closing date 06 Aug 2021
Employer Hutt Valley DHB Workplace Hutt Valley District Health Board
Specialty Paediatrics Term Permanent
Grading Specialist / Consultant Commencement date Open
Hours per week 40 Application closing date 06 Aug 2021

Job description

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Location: Hutt Hospital

Service: Paediatric Department

Contract: Permanent - full-time

Our organisation and region

Hutt Valley DHB serves a mainly urban population of around 140,00 of which 40,000 are children in the Hutt Valley, Wellington Region of New Zealand. Secondary care facilities are located at Hutt Hospital in Lower Hutt with around 270 beds. In addition, Hutt Valley DHB is the centre for the five tertiary/regional and sub regional services - Plastic, Maxillofacial and Burns Services; Rheumatology; School Dental Services; Regional Public Health; and Regional (Breast and Cervical) Screening Services.

Located in a beautiful coastal city with easy access to the mountains, and the capital city Wellington, with a flourishing arts and culture scene, excellent galleries, theatres, restaurants, boutique shopping and some unique festivals in the annual calendar. There are endless opportunities for sports and adventure, including hiking, mountain biking and water sports. This is a great hub from which to explore both the North and South Islands of New Zealand.

About the position

The Hutt Valley DHB Paediatric Department is looking for a permanent up to a negotiable 1.0 full-time equivalent General Paediatrician to join a dedicated team of Paediatricians, committed to providing excellent service to the children and young people in the Hutt Valley. The position includes general paediatric outpatient clinics, as well contributing to the general paediatric/neonatal on-call roster and wider service development.

Our team

Our Child Health Service has an enthusiastic team of 10 full- and part-time general, developmental, adolescent and community paediatricians, providing a range of general and sub-specialty paediatric services at Hutt Hospital. We have a Children's ward, level 2 Special Care Nursery that admits and manages neonates > 32 weeks gestation, Paediatric Outpatients and a Child Developmental Service. We have close ties and work closely with the Paediatric Department in Wellington Hospital, just 20mins away. We also have a Child Mental Health Service on site.

Hutt Hospital is also a teaching hospital with medical students from the University of Otago rotating through the paediatric department. We supervise, and are accredited for paediatric specialty registrar training through the Royal Australasian College of Physicians.

Our team enjoys access to flexible working arrangements and a genuine and ongoing focus on career development.

How to apply

To apply for this position you must hold or be eligible to apply for a vocational scope of practice in Paediatrics with the Medical Council of New Zealand.

Please complete an online HVDHB application form by clicking the 'Apply Now' button. You can also apply and see a copy of the job description through our careers website:

For further information on this role, please email and indicate the vacancy number 1114210-21 and job title in the subject line.

We promptly review all applications. If you are highly qualified, you will hear from one of our recruiters. Come unlock the possibilities and apply today!
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Phone (04) 566 6999
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