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These fellowship positions are intended for trainees who have completed their RANZCOG core training. They offer general O&G training at a senior level whilst developing an area of special interest/ sub-specialty. They include opportunities for professional development to facilitate completion of specialist training and preparation to becoming vocationally registered and a practicing O&G Specialist. This may include developing and leading the teaching of the junior medical staff, assistance with their training and roster co-ordination, audit and guideline development. A research project is also encouraged during this year.
Counties Manukau Health (CM Health)
Offers one-year positions in a busy Obstetrics and Gynaecology Service across several clinical areas. Each position will include the opportunity to practice as the senior doctor in the acute team with available back-up from an SMO to assist the transition from trainee to specialist.
The Fellowship opportunities typically available during any given training year focus on the following clinical areas and are administered through NRA:
Urogynaecology - This position is recognised for sub-specialty training in urogynaecology. The position is primarily based at Middlemore Hospital with one day a week at Auckland City Hospital. A minimum of three operating lists per week, plus clinics, allows an excellent opportunity for development of surgical and clinical skills. Scanning, urodynamics, and a specialist OASIS clinic are included in the training with one day per week reserved for research (https://www.ranzcog.edu.au/Training/Subspecialist-Training).
High Risk Obstetrics - This position reflects the complexities of practicing Obstetrics in a large tertiary unit with a varied population. You will have the opportunity to be involved in the multidisciplinary antenatal and postnatal care for women with a range of medical conditions through the Obstetric Medical Clinic, the Diabetes in Pregnancy clinic and by being a member of the Maternity ward medical team. This position also involves a dedicated session of Obstetric ultrasound with the Fetal Medicine team. The Obstetric Fellow is expected to lead the Obstetric Clinical Practice group which concentrates on guidelines and current Obstetric issues within the hospital. If continued exposure to general gynaecology is required this position can include regular gynaecology outpatient clinics and theatre opportunities.
Maternal Fetal Medicine Subspecialty Fellow - This position is accredited for the RANZCOG subspecialty training in Maternal Fetal Medicine. A new opportunity has been created for a trainee who is interested in Maternal Fetal Medicine and who is looking for an exciting experience working in a friendly multicultural environment. The successful applicant will be offered the opportunity to gain enormous experience in fetal scanning, invasive prenatal testing and high risk maternal medicine. This position involves working within a multidisciplinary team structure with the support from neonatologists, obstetric physicians, obstetric anaesthetists, geneticists and midwifery staff. The successful candidate will also be offered research time and an opportunity for leadership skill development. Preference will be given to those who have been accepted into the RANZCOG MFM training programme for 2021
Gynaecological Oncology (non tertiary) - This position encompasses general gynaecology at a senior trainee level with a focus on gynaecological oncology (non-tertiary). The trainee will gain experience in both open and laparoscopic surgery (including the obese and high risk patients). The position includes taking part in the regional MDT meeting and being part of the local "faster cancer treatment" initiative. It would be suitable for a trainee wishing to become a Generalist in O&G with a gynaecological oncology interest.
General O&G (suitable for the RANZCOG generalist Advanced Training module (ATM)) – This position encompasses general Obstetrics and Gynaecology in a busy environment. A focus is on meeting the requirements of the generalist ATM, the opportunity to take a clinical leadership role (with support) for acute duties and the opportunity to acquire C-QUIP. The position involves roster co-ordination and general support to the house-officer and registrar team.
Please note: you will need to register your specific interest in one or more of the above Counties Fellowship positions as part of your formal application.
For more information about any of these opportunities, please contact Sarah Tout, Clinical Director of Women’s Health CMDHB at Sarah.Tout@middlemore.co.nz
University of Auckland is offering an exciting opportunity to try an academic career pathway for 12 months. This clinical fellowship will provide a unique learning opportunity for an individual (or two individuals in a job share arrangement) interested in pursuing a future academic career in Obstetrics and Gynaecology. This position is best suited for a senior RANZCOG trainee(s) who will undertake supervised teaching and research duties in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Auckland at one or more of the Auckland campuses (Grafton, South Auckland Clinical School or North Shore).
If a full-time university role is undertaken for 12 months (in advanced training), this will result in a year off the RANZCOG training programme and will require prospective approval from RANZCOG. If agreement can be reached with the relevant DHB, it will be possible for the position(s) to be 50% clinical and 50% university and, if undertaken by an advanced trainee, can be counted for full-time RANZCOG training. If you would like further information about this position, please contact Professor Lesley McCowan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Northern Regional Alliance on behalf of the DHBs is committed to seeing Aucklanders from every community and background share in a healthier future. To help us achieve this we need a talented diverse workforce that reflects the population we serve. We strongly encourage applications from candidates of all backgrounds who share our values and would greatly value seeing applicants from our Māori and Pacific communities
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