Specialist Anaesthetist - Cardiothoracic Anaesthesia

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Mō mātou | About us

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

Te Whatu Ora, Health New Zealand, leads the day-to-day running of our health system across New Zealand, with functions delivered at local, district, regional and national levels. It weaves the functions of the 20 former District Health Boards into its regional divisions and district offices, ensuring continuity of services in the health system.

Here in Waitaha, Canterbury we 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.

The Team

The Department of Anaesthesia is a large department which provides acute and planned anaesthesia services in Christchurch across two main campuses, Christchurch Public and Burwood Hospital. Surgical services are provided for all the main surgical specialities including Cardiothoracic, Vascular, Neurosurgery, Trauma, Paediatric/Neonatal surgery and Obstetrics and Gynaecology.  Tertiary services provided for patients from outside Canterbury include Acute Spine, Oncological surgery and endovascular clot retrieval.

The department is accredited for training by ANZCA and has a large number of trainees.

The Role

We are seeking a Specialist Anaesthetist with an interest in Cardiothoracic Anaesthesia based at Christchurch Hospital. This is a permanent full-time position which includes participation in an out-of-hours on-call cardiac anaesthetic roster Full time is 28 half day sessions per four week cycle, plus non-clinical provision and on-call hours.

Post fellowship experience in Cardiothoracic anaesthesia is required. You will also be expected to manage a broad range of clinical anaesthetic work, excluding Obstetrics.

Te Whatu Ora Waitaha services an immediate population of 350,000 and is a tertiary referral centre for the South Island of New Zealand. Cardiac Surgical Services are provided for a full range of adult operative and interventional procedures excluding transplant surgery.

Applicants for Specialist positions must have a qualification recognised for vocational registration by the Medical Council of New Zealand.

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

Ngā pūkenga me ngā wheako | Skills & Experience

You will need to be eligible to gain registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand, to find out more please follow this link https://www.mcnz.org.nz/registration/

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 the Te Whatu Ora, Health New Zealand, our people enjoy access to, flexible working arrangements and a genuine and ongoing focus on career development.

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

Tono ināianei | Apply now

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

To find out more about the specifics of the role, please contact the Clinical Director, Dr Jeremy Hickling on 03 364 0288 or jeremy.hickling@cdhb.health.nz

Your application will be reviewed and progressed as soon as possible.

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

The Future of the Health Industry

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. This vaccination requirement includes gaining Booster Doses required to perform you role under the Health Order. 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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Permanent/Full Time

Job no: PC2350784

Location: Christchurch

Closing Date: Tuesday, 25 April 2023