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Post: Clinical Director – Palliative Care Services
Waitemata District Health Board
Auckland, New Zealand

• Leadership opportunity
• Exciting time of growth and redesign
• Beautiful harbour city

With more than 600,000 people living in our district, Waitemata has the largest and one of the fastest growing populations in the country.

The main sites of Waitemata DHB include North Shore Hospital on the shores of Takapuna’s Lake Pupuke and Waitakere Hospital within sight of West Auckland’s green belt. We are seeking expressions of interest from Specialist Leaders who may be interested in the Clinical Directorship of the hospitals palliative care team as well as to develop a future clinical partnership model with our district hospices.

As Clinical Director you would be responsible for providing strategic direction and vision to support the development of the service and regional collaboration. Working also as a Specialist you will provide medical consultative specialist palliative care to adult patients (and their family/caregivers and whanau) as an integrated member of the multidisciplinary palliative care team and working alongside the lead care team.

The ideal candidate will have excellent communication skills and be able to demonstrate strategic medical leadership.

Candidates are required to be registered (or registerable) with the Medical Council of New Zealand as a Specialist in Palliative Medicine and will hold a Fellowship of the Australasian Chapter of Palliative Medicine (Royal Australasian College of Physicians) or equivalent. If you are from overseas or outside Auckland, Waitemata DHB’s candidate care team will help with the logistics of immigration and relocation, to make your move as smooth
as possible.

For further information please contact either Sue Skipper, Operations Manager, sue.skipper@waitematadhb.govt.nz or Dr John Scott, Head of Division, Specialty Medicine and Health of Older People, john.scott@waitematadhb.govt.nz

Job code: NOR01904
Closing date: Sunday, 27th August 2017


Palliative Medicine Specialist 

This position is NOT a children’s worker under the Vulnerable Children Act 

(Part-Time 0.8 FTE) 

Waitemata DHB

 With more than 580,000 people living in our district, Waitemata has the largest and one of the fastest growing populations in the country.

Waitemata DHB has a vacancy for a permanent part time Palliative Medicine Physician/Specialist, in the Hospital Palliative Care Team based primarily at North Shore Hospital.  In the future there may be opportunities to work collaboratively with the hospices as well.

The successful candidate will hold a Fellowship of the Australasian Chapter of Palliative Medicine (Royal Australasian College of Physicians) or equivalent and be vocationally registered (or qualify for such registration) with the New Zealand Medical Council as a Specialist in Palliative Medicine.

To apply please visit www.wdhbcareers.com

Job code:  NOR01689

Closing date: 28th August 2017

Can you help our incredible care reach more people?
Specialty Grade Doctor
Thorpe Hall Hospice Peterborough

Specialty Doctor in PALLIATIVE MEDICINE including 1:5 non-resident first on call weeknights and 1:6 on call weekends.
Less than full time (0.6WTE comprising 7.75PA over 3 days inclusive of on call work) with 4% availability supplement for on call work.  Normal days of work 

We are: a busy consultant-led multidisciplinary team delivering inpatient specialist palliative care to the city of Peterborough and its surrounding areas.

You are: an enthusiastic and experienced doctor capable of delivering high quality patient care with full GMC registration, 4 years full time postgraduate training at least 2 of which will be in a relevant specialty and at least 6 months full time equivalent palliative medicine experience.

What we offer: Training and experience in Specialist Palliative medicine in a supportive environment. Weekly time for personal study and to contribute to the medical governance programme. Supervision of junior doctors who rotate through the unit as part of Foundation years or GP training schemes. Study leave and budget to support CPD requirements.

*Competitive Benefits Package* – 25 days holiday rising to 30 plus bank holidays, buy and sell holiday scheme, private pension, staff discount with thousands of retailers, enhanced maternity pay, 15% off New Goods and lots more. Please visit our website for the full list –

Informal enquiries can be made by contacting Dr Sarah Bell or Dr Richard Partridge, Consultants in Palliative Medicine on (01733) 225900.

Closing date for applications: 4 September 2017
Interview date: w/c 11 September 2017 – to be confirmed

You must have full registration with the GMC.

This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure from the Criminal Records Bureau.  With 7 hospices and 5 neurological care centres throughout the UK, Sue Ryder treats more conditions than any other UK charity and provides care for people facing a frightening, life-changing diagnosis.  It’s not just expert medical care we provide.  It’s the emotional support and practical things we take care of too. We see the person, not the condition, taking time to understand the small things that help that person live the fullest life they can.