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Paediatric Cardiologist

New Zealand, NZ




Nau mai, haere mai ki Starship Child Health!

Here is a great opportunity for a Paediatric Cardiologist to join New Zealand’s premier children’s hospital

  • Full-time position for fixed term period of up to 12 months
  • Start date negotiable but ideally commencing July 2023

Ko wai mātou | Our Organisation

We are Te Whatu Ora Te Toka Tumai Auckland. We are part of Te Whatu Ora – Health New Zealand, the overarching organisation for New Zealand’s national health service. 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.

Te Toka Tumai | Starship Child Health is a dedicated paediatric healthcare service and major national teaching centre, providing whānau-centred care for tamariki/children and rangatahi/young people. Starship is part of Te Whatu Ora Te Toka Tumai Auckland and provides a wide range of complex medical, surgical, cardiac and mental health services for children and young people throughout New Zealand and the South Pacific. Starship aims to lead the nation in providing world class equitable healthcare, paediatric training and research, in an environment where kaimahi/staff can flourish personally and professionally.

Mō te tūnga | About the role

Starship is seeking a collaborative Specialist to work in for our Paediatric and Congenital Service (PCCS). The Green Lane Paediatric and Congenital Cardiac Service (PCCS) is a national service based at Starship Children's Health, Auckland. It is the sole provider of cardiology and cardiac surgical services for infants and children with congenital and acquired heart disease for New Zealand and a number of Pacific Island nations. It also provides a foetal and adult congenital cardiology service.

The unit has a catchment population of five million and provides a full range of investigations and procedures with over 400 surgical cases per year. You would be working in a department with 10 other cardiologists 3 cardiac surgeons, 4 cardiology fellows in training and a well-established multi-disciplinary team. 

To view the Position Descriptionclick here

Nga Pūkenga Motuhake | Important Skills

To be successful in the role you will be

  • Be qualified as a paediatric cardiologist
  • Have a Vocational Registration with Medical Council of New Zealand or be eligible to become vocationally registered
  • Possess and demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills and enjoy working in a collegial environment
  • Demonstrate interest and potential to actively participate in departmental activities including teaching, audit and research
  • Demonstrated Te Tiriti o Waitangi knowledge and application*

*Applicants from outside New Zealand are welcome. For non-New Zealand applicants, prior experience in performance improvement and reduction of health inequities is vital.

If you are an overseas applicant and have overseas medical qualifications, you will be required to provide EPIC source verification of your qualifications for your registration application. For more information about the registration process and source verification of qualifications, please visit

Immigration NZ has introduced a new Accredited Employer Work Visa system from 4 July 2022. For some positions this includes a clear pathway to residency. And of course, for successful candidates offered a position with us who require a Work Visa, we will provide support with their Visa application. Here is a link for more information Immigration NZ Accredited Employer Work Visa

For a confidential discussion about the position, please contact Professor Tom Gentles, Service Clinical Director-Paediatric Cardiology, [email protected]

He aha ngā painga o tēnei mahi mōu | Why you will enjoy working here

We recognise there is more to life than mahi/work, and we encourage and provide access to all our staff several services and benefits to support themselves whilst they are employed within Te Toka Tumai | Auckland.

For more information on what we offer, please click here.

Me pēhea te tuku tono | How to apply

Please submit your application online, outlining your experience and motivation to apply to this role in your covering letter and CV quoting job reference ADHB16647.

To view details about our recruitment process, click here.

To apply please click 'apply now' below. If you have any queries about accessibility, or technical issues with the online process, please contact Honey Pillai, Recruitment Consultant at [email protected]

Advertising Closes: 2 April 2023, Time 11:59 pm (New Zealand standard time).

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Job Ad Reference ADHB16647
Date Listed 09 March 2023