Obstetrics and Gynaecology Registrar | Annual Recruitment 2024

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Mō mātou | About us

“Ko ngā tāngata, te mātua mahi - Putting people at the heart of all we do”

When you work with Te Whatu Ora Health New Zealand – Waitaha Canterbury District, you’re part of something very special. We plan, fund and deliver health services to the almost 600,000 people that live in the Canterbury region. We are committed to Te Tiriti o Waitangi and its principles by ensuring our partnership with Māori are at the forefront of all our conversations.

Facilities within Waitaha Canterbury District include:

  • Christchurch Women’s Hospital
  • Hillmorton Hospital and the Princes Margaret Hospital – Mental Health Services
  • Burwood Hospital – Older Persons Health and Rehabilitation Services, including the Spinal injuries Unit
  • Ashburton Hospital - General Hospital, south of Christchurch

You will gain world class experience with varied case mixes and a high level of medical education, training and supervision. With 600 Resident Doctors employed at Waitaha Canterbury, you will join a team committed to serving their community. You can learn more here

Ko wai koe | About You

Christchurch Women’s hospital is a 6000 birth per annum, tertiary Obstetrics and Gynaecology service offering Gynae Oncology and maternal fetal medicine services for the entire South Island.

There is a large variety of acute and elective obstetric presentations and high-risk obstetrics. On the birth suite there are 12 birthing rooms, 2 obstetric theatres on birth suite, 9 assessment/ pre-labour beds, 2 acute observation beds and 4 beds in PACU. The Birth Suite is covered 24 hours a day with 2 registrars, a SHO, SMO and a dedicated anaesthetic team. There is a daily elective caesarean section list.

The gynaecology service includes inpatient and outpatient services.  There are 27 inpatient gynaecology beds, a 5-bed gynaecology assessment unit and a separate colposcopy and outpatient hysteroscopy unit.  There are 4 elective lists per day Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and 3 elective lists on Wednesday and a senior registrar list on Friday morning. There is a dedicated gynaecology acute list Wednesday and Friday afternoons. The early pregnancy unit is nurse led and run out of the gynaecology assessment unit and is supported by a medical management of miscarriage protocol. We also offer a manual vacuum aspiration (MVAC) service for those women wishing for surgical management who do not require an anaesthetic. This is run though our gynaecology procedural unit (GPU) where other procedures including termination of pregnancy and other gynaecology minor procedures are performed. 

There is a team structure for day to day patient care. The afterhours roster is arranged so all nights and weekends are done in a 2-week block to allow for maximum team-based training time. Long days are done outside of this block. Weekend days are staffed by 2 SHO’s until 4pm (one continuing until night team handover), 2 registrars and an SMO with a second SMO rostered as second on call and doing a gynaecology ward round on a daily basis.

Ngā pūkenga me ngā wheako | Skills & Experience

  • Experience the full scope of high-risk obstetrics, obstetric medicine, minimal access surgery, gynae-oncology, reproductive medicine, urogynaecology and maternal and fetal medicine.
  • Core and Advanced RANZCOG accredited Training positions available
  • Knowledge and commitment of Te Tiriti o Waitangi and how the principles can be applied to health.
  • A willingness to grow and further develop an equity lens and skillset, both to assist Māori and minority groups. 
  • You must be eligible for general or provisional general registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand. You can check your eligibility by visiting the Council’s website at www.mcnz.org.nz

Ngā hua | Benefits

  • Become accredited with the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (FRANZCOG).
  • Live in a vibrant city, with a creative undercurrent. We have hills, beaches and ski fields a short drive from Christchurch City. To find out more, visit http://bit.ly/2n9sr32
  • Enhance your career with first class training and supervision from the Medical Education & Training Unit (METU)
  • Be supported by our Resident Doctors’ Support Team (RDST)
  • Access support at all hours, including after-hours support from the Clinical Team Coordinators and SMOs

Tono ināianei | Apply now

Has this interested you to join us here in Canterbury? Click apply now and in the application form you will be asked to select your speciality preference(s), please note due to current staffing arrangements and training requirements, vacancies may not occur in some service.

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Permanent/Full Time

Job no: RMOAR245939

Location: Christchurch

Closing Date: Friday, 9 June 2023