Job Posting Number AR-024
Job Title: Specialist Haematologist – Clinical – Cancer & Blood services
Open to: Hematologists from all countries
Location: Permanent/Direct Hire and Fixed Terms
Relocation: Yes there will be some financial and logistical assistance
Start Date: Negotiable
Work Status: All overseas Haematologists are invited to apply
Provide haematology services as part of regional cancer and blood service which is a secondary haematology service to the Auckland and Northland populations as well as tertiary services to the entire Auckland and regional populations of 1,500,000 people. This particular service provides allogenic transplantation for adults north of Taupo on the North Island.
Service consists of an inpatient ward of 20 beds, ie 15 ward beds and five beds in the bone marrow transplant unit. The outpatient facility is situated fairly central to the hospital with clinics held at two centres in Auckland and one in Whangarei.
You would be part of a team of approximately eight haematologists participating in the delivery of services at the specialist level, teaching, doing research, liaising with clinicians and other healthcare providers, consulting, advising, identifying barriers, formulating and applying strategies to improve standards of patient care.
Primary Requirements Include:
1) FRACP in Haematology or the equivalent;
2) Registered or eligible to register with the Medical Council of New Zealand obtaining your vocational registration in Medicine;
3) At least five years or more experience at a senior level working as a Haematologist in a clinical setting;
4) Laboratory experience;
5) Able to provide evidence of ongoing professional and personal development;
6) Able to receive your vocational registration in pathology desired;
7) Knowledge of IS based systems including Delphic desired;
8) Able and willing to commit at least two years for a permanent, direct hire position or 12 months for a fixed term role;
9) Eligible for a work visa if applying from overseas; and
10) Excellent English, communications and team orientated work skills.
Primary job responsibilities include, but aren’t limited to:
1) Take part in the clinical management of adult patients through outpatient clinics, inpatient care and consult with other clinical services;
2) Share in the provision and development of various clinical subspecialties within the Haematology service, including clinical studies and audit, depending on your own subspecialty interests, competency and credentialing. Areas of potential interest include (i) haemophilia, (ii) thrombosis, (iii)bone marrow transplants and (iv) haematological malignancies such as acute leukaemia;
3) Attend and participate in appropriate clinical meetings within the hospital;
4) Advise and assist nursing and medical staff within the clinical haematology department;
5) Participate and assist in the on-call roster;
6) To advise the Clinical Director, Clinical Haematology Service, about matters that may affect the quality of the service.
7) Participate in the quality audit programme of the Service, including quality meetings, morbidity and mortality meetings, accreditation and credentialing processes.
8) Resolve patient and staff complaints concerning the Clinical Haematology Service in an appropriate and timely manner in conjunction with the Clinical Director, Clinical Haematology Service.
9) Improve the clinical quality of service, and local and international profile of the service through direct participation and completion of individual research projects. To provide guidance and assistance with research performed by other clinical staff. Opportunities exist for development of research activities in conjunction with the University of Auckland.
10) Advise and assist the Clinical Director, Clinical Haematology Service, on new services/improvements/research initiatives to existing service to improve patient care.
11) Assist in the appointment of medical, nursing and support staff.
12) Assist with budget planning, advise (where required) on budgetary effects of service provision and implementation of the business plan.
13) Assist in service impact analysis and review.
14) Assist in the supervision and teaching of registrars, house officer and senior nurses in Haematology.
15) Assist in the departmental staff training and teaching of other hospital staff groups.
16) Teac medical and other students as agreed with the Faculty of Medical and Health Science of the University of Auckland and according to the policy.
17) Keep abreast of developments in haematology by reviewing appropriate medical literature and by attending and participating in relevant local, national and international education and clinical review meetings and conferences.
18) Participate in and develop appropriate patient investigation and treatment protocols.
19) Use CME funding appropriately, as per policy;
20) Participate in the department routine professional development process.
21) Comply with full time Haematologist positions which are 50 hours per week. These hours do not include on-call duties calculated as an average of 2 hours per week. There is an expectation to participate in the Clinical Haematologist call roster as agreed with the Clinical Director of Haematology.
Note: A position description with more job details is available upon request.