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Specialist Haematologist

The perfect opportunity for an extended working holiday, spend a few months exploring and experience working in New Zealand

  • Fixed term appointment - flexible on dates
  • Enjoy the diversity offered with a mix of clinical and research responsibities
  • City living with the opportunity to indulge in a love of outdoors
The Position
This is an exciting opening for a Specialist Haematologist to join a collegiate team of 7 Haematologists, including a laboratory Haematopathologist, in providing high-quality clinical care to inpatients and outpatients across the health service. Clinical care including of haematologic malignancies will be an important part of the position. 

The Haematology service is part of the Regional Cancer Centre, incorporating a full mix of Haematology, Medical Oncology, Radiation Oncology and Palliative Care services. The principal focus of the service is high-quality patient care with particular emphasis on multidisciplinary patient management. The Haematology Department provide inpatient, outpatient and laboratory services to both local and regional populations. Services provided include haematologic malignancies (including acute leukaemia, high-grade lymphoma and autologous transplantation), general and obstetric haematology, and haemostasis-thrombosis and laboratory haematology. Laboratory services include flow cytometry and cytogenetics. The service also runs an active clinical trials programme and will support you to be actively involved in research. 

You will be supported by 4 Haematology Registrars and work in collaboration with 2 Nurse Specialists, 6 Medical Oncologists, 5 Radiation Oncologists and an on-site Transfusion Medicine Specialist. The current Haematologists have a broad range of skills and interests and therefore any sub-speciality interest can be accommodated. 

The Hospital
This modern regional hospital has over 600 beds and provides local services for a population of 360,000 and tertiary services for a region of 860,000. The centre is accredited by the RACP as a level 3 hospital. The hospital has an academic division of the Faculty of Medicine and Health Science, University of Auckland on site, along with a well-equipped clinical school which acts as a teaching and training centre for undergraduates and postgraduate medical and allied health science students.

This hospital is a full-service facility offering specialised medical care, and the full complement of emergency services. The hospital is the main trauma facility for the area, and close connection to road and air transport allow patient-hospital transport in less than an hour from any place in the region.

The hospital has extensive programmes new staff orientation, professional development, clinical training and education and offers opportunities such as secondment to projects and working in regional collaboration teams. The hospital also provides a range of staff facilities and recognition and support programmes.

The Location
This hospital is located on the North Island in the largest inland city of New Zealand. The city is one of New Zealand’s fasting growing with a population of approximately 152,000.  This region is one of the richest agricultural and pastoral areas in the world and is also the country's leading area for hi-tech innovative manufacturing and engineering industries.  The city boasts an excellent range of amenities including two tertiary education institutes, two main sea ports, two international airports and local railway.

The city is also well known as a cultural hub with local, national and international events staged throughout the year - from the V8 street race and world rally car champs, balloons festival, theatre festival through to an ethnic soccer festival, craft & quilt fair and summer arts festival. And with over 170 cafes, restaurants, and bars you really are spoilt for choice in this city. 

Essential Criteria
To be successful in applying for this position you must have advanced training in haematology and be eligible for registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand. Unless you are a native English speaker you must also meet the English language proficiency requirements. If you are unsure if you meet the selection criteria please forward a copy of your most recent resume and I will assess your eligibility and will advise you of your options.

The department are looking for cover between now and April 2018, if you are able to commit to a 3-6 month block, contact Tara today to discuss your dates - +61 2 8353 9075

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