Workplace Waikato DHB
Grading Specialist / Consultant
Commencement date 17 Aug 2021
Hours per week 40
Application closing date Open
We are looking for a passionate Neonatologist to work in our Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, which has a total of 41 cots, including 17 intensive care, 12 intermediate care, and 12 low acuity care cots.
You will enjoy working in a supportive team environment. Our neonatal team comprises 6 Senior Medical Officers, a Fellow, 7 Nurse Practitioners and about 10 advanced and basic trainees. The team works alongside our paediatric surgery colleagues to provide oversight to our tertiary level 3 neonatal intensive care unit, with regional responsibilities.
Applicants will hold FRACP (Neonatal/Perinatal) or equivalent and be eligible for specialist registration in New Zealand.
This is a fulltime position and it is expected that the successful candidate will take part in the acute on call roster.
Neonatologists supervise all aspects of the care of critically ill newborn infants within the Neonatal Intensive Care unit and follow up care. This role includes conducting regular ward rounds and supervising the activities of junior medical staff as well as liaising with referring practitioners, sub-specialty services and families.
We are seeking an inspirational consultant who will provide excellent, family-centred clinical services to infants and their families as part of a multi-disciplinary team. You will therefore be expected to participate in review and improvement activities, as well as training and education with the wider NICU staff group.
It will be an advantage if you can demonstrate:
* Clinical experience managing neonates with surgical and cardiac condition.
* Certification in Clinician Performed Ultrasound (CCPU) from (ASUM Australasian Society for Ultrasound in Medicine).
* Experience in neonatal neuro-developmental follow-up.
* Ability to work effectively as part of a multidisciplinary team and leadership attributes.
* Effective clinical communication through the use of information technology and written, verbal and interpersonal skills.
* Commitment to teaching, continuing education, research and quality improvement.
* Maintenance of relevant databases and have an interest in software programming.
The Waikato District Health Board (DHB) is one of the largest of 20 DHBs in New Zealand. Waikato Hospital is one of New Zealand’s largest tertiary, teaching hospitals with over 600 inpatient beds and 22 operating theatres. We plan, fund and provide health and disability support services to a population of more than 400,000 people.
Those with research interests enjoy on campus support from the University of Auckland’s Waikato Clinical School and the DHB’s Clinical Audit Support Unit.
We are a blend of large and small, being one of New Zealand’s largest healthcare providers, but located in a city where rural/lifestyle living is the norm. Hamilton offers excellent public and private schooling options and is home to the University of Waikato. The broader Waikato region offers an unsurpassed array of outdoor pursuits – skiing, surfing, mountain biking and fishing in lakes; rivers and sea are all available within easy striking distance.
We are a values based and inclusive organisation that is committed to deliver the best health outcomes for our total population. To do this we are working hard to develop a robust and capable workforce that reflects the population we serve.
Please apply directly online, and click here to review the position description. Applications are not able to be accepted via email. For any queries about the role please email Jame Hendricks in the Recruitment Team: firstname.lastname@example.org .
Application closing date: Open until filled.
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Certification in Clinician Performed Ultrasound (CCPU) from (ASUM Australasian Society for Ultrasound in Medicine).