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Fixed term (12 months) Full-time Paediatric Oncologist

Canterbury District Health Board
Christchurch (Territorial authority), Canterbury (NZ)
Closing date
29 Oct 2022
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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 looking for a fixed-term Paediatric Oncologist to provide a comprehensive tertiary Paediatric Oncology service to patients in the South Island and lower North Island of New Zealand. This is a fixed-term role for 12 months commencing mid 2023 with some flexibility on dates.

The Paediatric Oncologist appointed to this position will take responsibility for a cohort of patients as the primary paediatric oncologist. Due to the nature of this fixed-term position, the patient cohort will vary depending on the absent oncologist and will change as the other oncologists return from leave.

The successful applicant will need to hold FRACP or equivalent to enable registration with Medical Council New Zealand as a specialist paediatric oncologist, able to work unsupervised in a consultant role. This role includes participation in a 1:4 after-hours on-call roster as well as responsibility for inpatients approximately one week in four and responsibility for the Day Ward approximately one week in four.

Attendance is expected at several regular meetings including Quality Meeting (monthly), Consultant Meeting (monthly), Management Meeting (bi-monthly), Research Meeting (monthly), Planning Meeting (weekly), Multidisciplinary Meeting (weekly) and other meetings as appropriate.

Clinical trial participation and research are embedded into care and Paediatric Oncologists are expected to champion research by close liaison with research staff, arranging necessary investigations and appointments, offering enrolment to eligible patients and their whānau. Current Good Clinical Practice (GCP) certification is required and membership of Children's Oncology group (COG) and other research groups as appropriate will need to be quickly obtained by the successful candidate with the support of the research team.

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 by clicking the apply button or to find out more information about the recruitment process, please contact Amy Walker - Recruitment Specialist.

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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