Paediatric Fellow – Advanced Trainee

Whakatāne Hospital
Employment Type: 12-Month Fixed-term contract – commencing January 2024

We seek a Paediatric Fellow/Advanced Trainee at Whakatāne Hospital, Hauora a Toi Bay of Plenty commencing 29 January 2024. 

He Kōrero mō te tūranga - About the Role

This position is a 12-month fixed term post, ending January 2025.  The post, superb for a Senior Paediatric Registrar wanting genuine “peripheral and rural” training experience accredited by Royal Australasian College of Physicians shares after-hours call, averaging 1:4, with four Consultant Paediatricians/ one MOSS. Supervision will be appropriate for the registrar/ trainee. 

The post is also recognised by the Division of Rural Hospital Medicine Training.  Whilst RMHT applicants will be considered, preference will be given to RACP Advanced Trainees. Applicants will be eligible for Medical Council of New Zealand registration, appointments are subject to safety check requirements of Childrens Act 2014. 

Mō Tātou – About Us

Situated in the sunny eastern coast of New Zealand's North Island, the Bay of Plenty really is just that, offering vast golden sand beaches, bush clad mountains, lush farmlands and more. Its pleasant climate means that the area has become a favourite for holiday makers, retirees and those looking for a different lifestyle outside of the main cities.

Te Whatu Ora - Health New Zealand, Hauora a Toi Bay of Plenty is spread across a vast geographical area and centred across two hospitals based in Tauranga and Whakatāne.  We serve a population of approximately 259,000 for the major population centres of Tauranga, Katikati, Te Puke, Whakatāne, Kawerau and Ōpōtiki.  Te Whatu Ora Hauora a Toi Bay of Plenty is one of the Bay of Plenty’s largest employers with over 4000 staff. 

Whakatane Hospital is newly built.  Our dynamic team cover acute paediatrics, Level 2 neonates & an acute care unit (ACU), four ambulatory clinics, MDT clinics, developmental and community paediatrics with robust linkage to MOE, CAFMHS, Oranga Tamariki, Children’s Team and tertiary services.  Many of our communities, especially Maori, have high health needs. Our Registrar will have the will, skills, energy, innovation, and adaptability to make a difference.  

Applications should include

  • Up-to-date CV and completed Te Whatu Ora online application
  • Three x referee reports (one of whom must be your most recent supervisor). Reports must be received by the above-stated closing date.   
  • Please follow the link below to the referee form. Te Whatu Ora – Bay of Plenty will not contact referees – it is the applicants’ responsibility to provide references with their application.
  • References should be attached to your application. If this is not possible before the closing date they can be emailed to

Ngā uarātanga ō ā mātou mahi – Our Values

Te Whatu Ora Hauora a Toi Bay of Plenty are committed to improving Māori health outcomes and achieving health equity for Māori through Te Tiriti o Waitangi obligations. It is essential you demonstrate an awareness of Māori indigenous rights and current issues in relation to health and health equity.

Me pēhea te tuku tono - How to Apply

You can view the position description below and to apply for the role please click “APPLY NOW.” For tracking and reporting purposes, all applications must be submitted through our online career’s portal. For additional information or to arrange a confidential chat, contact or telephone Debra Kuka +64 7 579 8143 

Due to this position having contact with children and Te Whatu Ora Hauora a Toi Bay of Plenty commitment to child protection, you will be subject to ‘safety checks’ under the Children’s Act at the time of hire and thereafter as per the relevant legislation.

Click on this link for the Reference Form 

Job Details

Reference 005003313
Location Whakatane
Work Type Permanent Full Time
Closing Date 06/12/2023