Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon (Micro Vascular)
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon (oncology/microvascular free flap reconstruction and general scope) - Auckland District Health Board
The Auckland District Health Board (ADHB) wishes to appoint two part-time Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (general scope and oncology/microvascular reconstruction) and invites suitably qualified persons to apply. We are flexible in relation to days of the week worked, however, across the 2 roles we will require each week day to be covered.
To be eligible for this role you must hold, or be eligible for, vocational registration as a specialist Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon with the Medical Council and Dental Council of New Zealand. You must be competent in the broad scope of oral and maxillofacial surgery (OMS). You must be trained and experienced in management of benign and malignant pathology related to the mouth, jaws and related structures, and in microvascular free flap reconstruction. You must have an excellent work record, an ability to work within a multidisciplinary team, and a desire for public service.
The ADHB Regional Oral and Maxillofacial Service (OMS) provide hospital-based, tertiary level, specialist services to 1.6 million people domiciled with the Metro Auckland and Northland District Health Boards of New Zealand.
The current OMS team consists of 5 part-time OMS general scope surgeons, 2 dual-qualified trainee registrars, 1 dual-qualified non-training registrar, 1 dental registrar and 1 dental house officer. Auckland is a training centre in OMS surgery, accredited by the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons (RACDS). You would have the opportunity to participate in registrar training. The successful candidate would share after hours and weekend on-call work – on a roster basis, for the 24/7 service.
In this role you would contribute to the provision of acute, elective and outpatient specialist OMS services, whilst working within a dedicated team. The acute work is heavily weighted towards facial trauma and odontogenic infections. Elective work includes dento-alveolar, TMJ, orthognathic, benign/malignant pathology and reconstruction. The OMS service works closely with the Hospital and Specialist Dentistry (HSD) service and their sub-specialities including oral medicine, restorative prosthodontics, orthodontists and paediatric dentistry.
Surgical management of Head and Neck Cancer (HNC) is currently provided by the departments of Otorhinolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery (ORL HNS) and Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (PRS). A Multi-Disciplinary Meeting (MDM) coordinates the review and decision-making for planned care. OMS has had oncology and reconstructive surgeons contributing to this work in the recent past. The vision of the Regional HNC Service is that surgical management of HNC should be multidisciplinary (ORL, PRS and OMS) and integrated. The appointment of two OMS oncology/reconstructive surgeons is a high priority.
These roles are permanent, part-time (3 days per week for each role), based out of Middlemore and Auckland City Hospitals and Greenlane Clinical Centre. All of the OMS surgeons also work part-time in private practice. There are opportunities, in Auckland, for the successful candidate to do likewise.
This is an opportunity for the right person to enjoy the challenge of both public and private work, in a desirable location, 'down-under'. New Zealand offers much to those who love the ‘great outdoors’ with its beautiful beaches, native bush and rugged mountains. Auckland is a vibrant city offering international shows, concerts, sporting events, great shopping and a diverse range of restaruants. Auckland is known as the 'City of Sails' due to its proximity to the beautiful Hauraki Gulf islands and because of the passion that Aucklanders have for boating.
New Zealand is opening up to the world again after extended COVID restrictions. Visitors from overseas will be able to travel to New Zealand from May 1st 2022. We anticipate that suitably trained surgeons, with a high level of interest in the advertised positions, may wish to visit our unit in Auckland. This would be welcomed.
For more information please contact Dr Chris Sealey, Service Clinical Director, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at CSealey@adhb.govt.nz
We are a values based and inclusive organisation that is committed to deliver the best health outcomes for our total population. To do this we are working hard to develop a robust and capable workforce that reflects the population we serve. We strongly encourage applicants from all backgrounds with the necessary capability, and who share our values, to apply and would greatly value seeing more applicants from our Māori & Pacific communities. Our organisation values diversity, inclusivity and empathy. If you do too, apply now and join us to make a positive difference and to ‘do your life’s best work’ at ADHB.
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To express an interest, please apply online at www.careers.adhb.govt.nz and quote job reference number GRE00426 to attach your CV and covering letter.
For help with your online application, please contact Kavitha John, Recruitment Consultant on KavithaJ@adhb.govt.nz quoting job number GRE00426
Applications close: 08/05/2022
Auckland DHB is committed to the application of the Vulnerable Children Act 2014 and its intent to improve the safety of all children. As this position will be occasionally in contact with persons under 17 years of age this position has been deemed as a Core Children's Worker as defined by the Act.
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