Te whiwhinga mahi | The Opportunity
Applications are sought for the position of Transplant Surgical Fellow (two positions) at Auckland City Hospital, which is home to both the New Zealand Liver Transplant Unit and the Auckland Renal Transplant Service.
The New Zealand Liver Transplant Unit undertakes 55-60 liver transplants annually of which around 20% are in children. Experience is available in the full range of transplant surgical procedures in both adults and children, including deceased and living donor liver transplantation, split liver transplantation, and surgery for complications of chronic liver disease including hepatocellular carcinoma and portal hypertension.
The Auckland Renal Transplant Service is the highest volume kidney transplant unit in New Zealand, and the only unit performing pancreas transplantation. A strong emphasis on living donor kidney transplantation has led to annual numbers of kidney transplants performed rising to around 140, with approximately 40% of these from live donors. Having joined the Australia-New Zealand Kidney exchange program in 2019, numbers are expected to increase in the future.
Fellows will gain excellent experience and training in multi-visceral organ procurement. Experience will also be obtained in assessing patients for transplant, peri-operative care, immunosuppression, anti-infective measures and long term aftercare.
There are two positions available and call will be shared. One Fellow will be assigned primarily to each of the liver and kidney transplant services. Assignment of roles will depend on the career goals and training requirements of the successful applicants, however some flexibility is expected to ensure service needs are met, and this also enables the Fellow to gain exposure to all aspects of intra-abdominal transplantation. Auckland City Hospital is a RACS (Royal Australasian College of Surgeons) accredited training centre for both kidney and liver transplantation.
The unit has an active research program, and attendance at national and international transplant meetings is encouraged and facilitated.
At the end of the one year training period, the fellow should be familiar with all aspects of abdominal organ transplantation. Candidates who apply for this fellowship will enjoy a program aimed at achieving realistic goals, based on the individuals pre-existing surgical skill set.
Please view the attached position description:
Nga Pūkenga Motuhake | Important Skills
Applications are sought from candidates who have completed a surgical training programme in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery or Urology and are interested pursuing a career in intra-abdominal organ transplantation (kidney and pancreas or liver) or wish to gain experience in transplantation to augment training in a related discipline (eg HPB surgery).
This role is based at Auckland City Hospital, however flexibility is required as this role covers both sites and you may be required to work at Greenlane Clinical Centre to meet the needs of the department.
Ko wai mātou | Our Organisation
We are Te Whatu Ora Te Toka Tumai Auckland. We provide health and disability services to more than half a million people living in central Auckland, regional services for Northland and greater Auckland, and specialist national services for the whole of New Zealand. Our main sites are Auckland City Hospital, Greenlane Clinical Centre and Starship Children’s Hospital, located in central Auckland.
We are part of Te Whatu Ora – Health New Zealand, the overarching organisation for New Zealand’s national health service. Te Whatu Ora leads the day-to-day running of the health system, with functions delivered at local, district, regional and national levels.
We are committed to upholding Te Tiriti o Waitangi and providing culturally safe care. We value role modelling manaakitanga as demonstrated by Ngāti Whātua in the gifting of their whenua on which our hospitals stand. We aspire to having a workforce reflective of the communities we serve and achieving equitable outcomes for all.
Me pēhea te tuku tono | How to apply
Apply now at www.careers.adhb.govt.nz quoting job title and reference number ADHB17236
Please attach a Cover Letter and your latest CV.
If you have any queries about this opportunity or accessibility or technical issues with the online process, please contact Kavitha John, Recruitment Consultant at email@example.com to discuss how we can best support your application.
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|Location||Auckland City Hospital|
|This position is a Core Children's worker under the Children's Act & requires full safety checks completed before any new employee starts|
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