Otolaryngology Fellow | July 2024

Our Purpose:

Te Whatu Ora, Health New Zealand systematically plan, fund and deliver care to almost 600,000 people that live in the Canterbury region. The Canterbury Health System is recognised as world leader’s in the delivery of integrated health care.  Our main focus is placing people (staff and patients alike) at the centre of everything we do.

The Role:

We are seeking Provisional Fellows in Otolaryngology who will be based at Christchurch Hospital. The fellowship is tailored towards a subspecialty interest in either Otology (Neuro-otology with cochlear implantion and lateral skull base experience) or Head & Neck Surgery (managing the entire range of benign and malignant ORL conditions with a significant component of skin cancer). The position is a fixed term 12-month Fellowship with a Proposed Start Date of July 2024. 

The specialty of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery involves the medical and surgical treatment of diseases of the ear, nose, oral cavity, throat, salivary glands, thyroid and neck. There is a significant component of secondary care but also tertiary and quaternary level care, which involves surgical management of patients with complex ear operations and head & neck cancer.

Provisional Fellows are given an increased level of responsibility and manage a wide range of elective and acute cases.  Where possible, sub-specialty interests will be accommodated.

The Otolaryngology services are provided on an inpatient, day patient and outpatient basis and are also integrated with the Audiology department. Christchurch Hospital is a Teaching Hospital and the Department of Otolaryngology-HNS is accredited to provide vocational training to Advanced Trainees.

Applicants must have passed the Final Fellowship Examination and be entering their fifth year of training (or equivalent).

Our Culture: What matters to us

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

Health is ultimately all about people. What’s important around here is the way we care for and respect others, the responsibility taken for delivering outcomes, and going about our work with integrity.

Belonging Here

Being part of Te Whatu Ora, Waitaha our people enjoy access to, flexible working arrangements and a genuine and ongoing focus on career development.

Te Whatu Ora believes that diversity and inclusion is key to ensure we deliver the best care for our diverse population. As an organisation we are an inclusive and equal opportunity employer that welcomes and respects everyone. 

Apply online, or to find out more information about the recruitment process, please contact Amy Walker– Recruitment Specialist | Email: Amy.Walker@cdhb.health.nz

Please note that applications made via an agency will not be considered.

The role that you are applying for is one that may only be performed by a person who has been vaccinated against Covid-19.  It is therefore a condition of this application that you are vaccinated against Covid-19.  As a person working in the health and disability sector you will come into contact with a large number of people, some of whom may be vulnerable.  Without a vaccine, there is the risk that you may contract Covid-19.  The requirement to be vaccinated is to keep you safe and also to endeavour to protect others against the potential transmission of Covid-19 as a result of you contracting it in the course of your employment."

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Fixed Term/Contract/Full Time

Job no: DEAM3245798

Location: Christchurch

Closing Date: 4 May 2023