Welcome to the RANZCOG NZ Pānui for April 2019.
In this pānui: 

RANZCOG NZ branch happenings

We have only two more weeks until the Annual Scientific Meeting in Kirikiriroa! We have had an influx of registrations in the past week and the scientific and social programmes are being well supported. Attending the ASM provides a unique opportunity to upskill through the interactive workshops before and after the scientific programme - be sure to take advantage and register for OASIS, Chronic Pelvic Pain and others - you can read more about the ASM later in the newsletter.

Jane Cumming, RANZCOG NZ manager for the past seven years has decided to resign /semi retire and will be moving on to new opportunities from June this year.  Jane has been an integral part of RANZCOG, working alongside and for the NZ Committee and He Hono Wāhine, ensuring RANZCOG NZ is at the forefront when it comes to improving the health of women and babies in Aotearoa. And the wheel keeps turning! In the past few months alone the NZ Committee has contributed and collaborated on a number of initiatives including safe sedation, ultrasound guidelines, and a new national maternity early warning system, among others.

New Zealand office staff, the NZ Committee and He Hono Wāhine are dedicated to promoting equitable access for all women to health services in New Zealand.  We advocate on your behalf to get the best possible outcomes for excellence in women’s health. Contact the NZ office at any time.

Two weeks to go - register for NZ ASM now!

Titiro whakamuri haere whakamua 
Perspectives from the past, foundations for the future.  

We have only two more weeks until the NZ Annual Scientific Meeting in Kirikiriroa on 22-24 May 2019 with pre- and post-ASM workshops to pique your interest. For further information and to register go to www.nzasm.org.nz.

Conference session topics:

  • Cultural disparities - moving forward
  • Responding to women's health challenges
  • Transgender health 
  • Gynaecological Malignancies - taking the long view
  • Fertility preservation for young patients with cancer
  • Prevention of Preterm Birth 
  • Genetics - the path ahead
  • Endometriosis - new perspectives on management

Workshops - spaces limited!

  • Training supervisors' workshop 
  • Urogynaecology – "back to basics; skills for the future"
  • Marae visit - Te Kohinga Mārama Marae
  • Advanced Gynaecology Laparoscopic Workshop 
  • Obstetric Anal Sphincter Injury Surgery (OASIS) workshop - register
  • GP and O&G workshop
  • Chronic pelvic pain workshop for O&G, GPs and practice nurses
  • GP and O&G workshop
  • Prevocational Obstetrics and Gynaecology Society (PVOGS) meeting
  • Trainees' day and resilience 'Thrive' workshop
  • Trainees' workshop on chronic pelvic pain and fertility
Register for workshops here: NZ ASM workshops.
 

Conference App

We had fantastic reviews on the conference app used at the 2018 NZ ASM and so all 2019 ASM delegates will have access to the 2019 ASM conference app prior to the start of the ASM. All updates throughout the ASM will be on the conference app so be sure to support this feature. NZ office staff will be on hand at the ASM to help you with any queries you may have.

 

Southern DHB staff fundraise for Cyclone Idai victims


From left: Dr Adel Mekhail, Dr John Woodfield and Dr Elliot Mackenzie are fronting the fundraising initiative. 

Dunedin Hospital staff are banding together to fundraise for individuals impacted by the devastating Cyclone Idai, which recently swept through Southern Africa (Malawi, Mozambique and Zimbabwe).

The natural disaster has caused serious flooding and resulted in a humanitarian crisis, with thousands of people displaced without food or shelter.
 
The fundraising initiative ‘BIN IT FOR ZIMBABWE’ is being fronted by three Southern DHB SMOs with links to Africa – Dr Adel Mekhail, Dr John Woodfield and Dr Elliot Mackenzie.
 
Women's Health Clinician, Dr Mackenzie says it’s a desperate situation. “Aid organisations and governments are struggling to cope, so a small donation would go a long way. We hope to raise enough funds to be sent to a responsible organisation in Zimbabwe to buy food, medicines and clothes for those in need.”
 
Where to donate:
Staff can donate by placing any amount in an envelope and dropping it into the blue bin at the Dunedin Hospital foyer. Names can be included for acknowledgements. You can also donate via the BIN IT FOR ZIMBABWE Givealittle page https://givealittle.co.nz/cause/bin-it-for-zimbabwe-cyclone-idai-victims. Thank you for your support.
 

Expressions of interest - PROTECT train the trainer course

PROTECT (Prevention and Repair Of perineal Trauma Episiotomy through Coordinated Training) is a “train the trainer” programme, with the main goal being to promote knowledge of obstetricians and midwives globally in the management of perineal trauma and episiotomy through structured training with a view to minimising pelvic floor and perineal morbidity associated with childbirth. 

The organisers, Abdul Sultan (United Kingdom) and Ranee Thakar (United Kingdom) will be attending the RANZCOG ASM in Melbourne in October 2019 and as part of the pre-ASM workshop programme on Sunday the 13th of October there will be two OASIS workshops and interest is being gauged whether there is demand for for Abdul and Ranee to run the PROTECT course for representatives from all the Australian and New Zealand DHBs, enabling each DHB to have an accredited expert to run their own OASIS courses locally.
 
The PROTECT course does require each participant to complete the hands-on OASIS course, complete the pre-course test module, attend the PROTECT course and produce photographic/video evidence of a live OASIS repair to support the person developing their local course materials.
 
Clinical Directors and other interested Fellows please express your interest to Dr Oliver Daly Oliver.Daly@wh.org.au.  Further information on the IUGA PROTECT course can be found here https://www.iuga.org/education/protect/about-protect
 

New FSRH international certificate in sexual and reproductive healthcare

RCOG’s Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Health (FSRH) has launched a new sexual and reproductive healthcare learning package, designed for healthcare professionals working outside of the UK.

The International Certificate of Knowledge in Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare has been developed by leading sexual and reproductive healthcare clinicians with significant international experience.

Visit www.fsrh.org/ICK to find out more, or contact FSRH at education@fsrh.org.
 

Health Systems Law Course

Designed specifically for senior clinicians, board members, chief executives, and managers working in the New Zealand health sector the University of Otago Health Systems Law Course, being held in Wellington from 26 to 30 August 2019 consists of 5 full days of intensive teaching made up of lectures, case studies and small group work, addressing the most important legal issues and challenges faced by the health sector.  Numbers are limited to allow plenty of interaction with presenters and other participants. 
 
For more information visit:
https://www.otago.ac.nz/law/postgraduate/healthlawintensive/.

Save the dates: He Hono Wāhine Hui

He Hono Wāhine has confirmed the dates for the 2019 Hui.  The Hui will be held from 2-3 November at Rāpaki Marae in Ōtautahi / Christchurch.  The Hui precedes the LIME Network conference, also in Ōtautahi, from 5-8 November 2019.  Reserve 2-3 November in your diaries now. All Fellows, trainees and their whānau are welcome to attend the Hui. 

Trainees' news

Reminder: OASIS and Chronic Pelvic Pain workshops available at ASM

A reminder to take advantage of the OASIS and Chonic Pelvic Pain workshops at the ASM.  For further information and to register see https://www.nzasm.org.nz/workshops.
 

Otago Postgraduate Scholarship in Obstetrics and Gynaecology

The Postgraduate Scholarship in Obstetrics and Gynaecology is intended to provide support for Obstetrics and Gynaecology trainees to carry out research in Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Women’s Health whilst enrolled at the University of Otago for a graduate research degree, such as a Master of Medical Science (MMedSc) or Doctor of Philosophy (PhD). It is desirable, but not compulsory, that the research be carried out at the University of Otago.

Further information on the scholarship can be found here: Postgraduate Scholarship in Obstetrics and Gynaecology.
 

2019 workshop dates

Please note the following dates for RANZCOG approved training workshops being held in 2019. Trainees wishing to attend should book leave as soon as possible. Trainees will be advised by email when registrations for each workshop open. 
  • Cultural Competence workshop* (part of a course which also includes online modules) – 13 May, Christchurch (Please note that the deadline for this course has recently been extended from 52 weeks ‘Time in Training’ to 104 weeks ‘Time in Training’)
  • Trainees’ Day - includes half day resilience workshop ‘Thrive’ – 25 May, Hamilton (following RANZCOG NZ ASM held from 22-24 May)
  • Communication Skills Workshop* – 7 June, Auckland
  • Research Skills Workshop – 8 June, Auckland
  • Anatomy Workshop – 14 September, Dunedin
  • Foundations of Surgery Workshop* – 8-9 November, Wellington
  • Basic Obstetric Skills Workshop* – 10 November, Wellington

*Mandatory workshop 

PSRH 13th Biennial Scientific Meeting: Call for Abstracts

The Pacific Society for Reproductive Health (PSRH) 13th Biennial Scientific Meeting offers you a fantastic opportunity to present your work to health workers, clinicians and researchers in the Pacific and Pacific-rim countries. The abstract submission deadline is 30 May 2019.

For further information please see https://conference2019.psrh.org.nz/.
 

Health Quality & Safety Commission news

New national maternity early warning system aims to reduce maternal morbidity

A new system is being rolled out to help clinicians quickly respond to deteriorating health in pregnant women in hospital.

The national maternity early warning system establishes a consistent process and pathways for recognising and responding to a pregnant or recently pregnant woman’s deterioration. This is especially important for women and clinicians who move between different hospitals and different DHBs.

The system is a joint initiative of the Maternal Morbidity Working Group working group and the Health Quality & Safety Commission, with input from DHBs and relevant professional colleges.
 
By June 2020, the aim is for the system to be monitoring all pregnant woman admitted to hospital in Aōtearoa New Zealand, who require repeated observations.

See Maternity Early Warning System (MEWS)
 

Concept of whanaungatanga  

Wi Keelan, kaumatua and cultural advisor with the mental health and addiction quality improvement programme at HQSC explains the concept of whanaungatanga

At the centre of this Māori value is the word whānau. As Māori we are very conscious of our kinship connections to one and other, and remain, to this day part of a network of families, sub-tribes and iwi. We articulate this sense of belonging in our pepeha. For the audience at hand, the pepeha locates us. It enables everyone to identify with us and who we are in relation to them.

Whanaungatanga requires that practitioners engage with the whānau of tangata whaiora Māori at every stage of any intervention. The whānau will offer up insights and solutions that will help them become more self-managing and better able to use their strengths to care for their loved one. When all the dimensions of tangata whaiora wellbeing are considered, the best outcomes follow. There is no one solution.
 

New and updated Cochrane summaries for O&G

Please see the latest summaries for obstetrics and gynaecology from the Cochrane Library at www.cochranelibrary.com on: Yoga for urinary incontinence in women; Antioxidants for male subfertility; Vitamin and mineral supplements for women during pregnancy; Do vaginal packing, tranexamic acid, interventional radiology or other interventions control vaginal bleeding in women with advanced cervical cancer?; Perceptions and experiences of labour companionship: a qualitative evidence synthesis; Laparoscopy in diagnosing extensiveness of ovarian cancer; The effect of a healthy lifestyle for women with polycystic ovary syndrome; Support during pregnancy for women at increased risk of low birthweight babies; Use of computer or robotic technology to assist surgeons in performing gynaecological surgery; Ways to improve use of hormonal birth control; Guided imagery for treating hypertension in pregnancy; Oxytocin to prevent excessive blood loss for women during the third stage of labour.
 

Upcoming Events

Please see the Events section of the RANZCOG website for information on all local and international events. Highlighted events are listed below.
 

Choosing Wisely Forum  

10 May 2019, Wellington
Choosing Wisely Forum: Continuing the Conversation
See https://choosingwisely.org.nz/forum-2019/.
 

Serious Illness Conversation Guide training  

9 May 2019, Wellington
In association with the Choosing Wisely Forum, the Health Quality & Safety Commission is offering a three-hour Serious Illness Conversation Guide training on the afternoon before the forum. The training helps clinicians feel more confident to have quality conversations with seriously ill people.

To register email: SICGadmin@hqsc.govt.nz.
Further information: Serious Illness Conversation Guide training.
 

Managing Obstetric Emergencies and Trauma (MOET) Course

9-11 May 2019, Wellington
The Managing Medical and Obstetric Emergencies and Trauma (mMOET) Course is an advanced emergency management and resuscitation course devised by and for obstetricians and anaesthetists, with help from Obstetric Physicians and ED specialists. It is designed to improve knowledge, skills and confidence in dealing with serious and life-threatening medical, trauma and obstetric conditions in pregnancy.
 
For further information go to MOET course   
MOET registration form
 

NZ Annual Scientific Meeting

22-24 May 2019, Hamilton
Theme: Perspectives from the past, foundations for the future

For further information and to register: https://www.nzasm.org.nz/
 

PSRH Biennial Conference  

6-11 July 2019, Papua New Guinea
Theme: “Pacific Experience for Pacific Solutions in Reproductive Health”
See https://conference2019.psrh.org.nz/ for more information.
 

IIMHCO 2019 Global Summit   

27-29 September 2019, Auckland
SOMCANZ (Symposium of Maternity Carers NZ) is now IIMHCO (International Integrative Maternity HealthCare Organisation).  https://iimhco.com/ 

For further information on the IIMHCO 2019 Global Summit see: Global Summit .
 

NZSOG Samoa 2019   

6-8 October 2019, Western Samoa
NZSOG – 43rd Annual Conference at Saletoga Sands Resort & Spa

For further information please email Astrid Budden at buddenastrid2@gmail.com . To book please email Tracey Dench at tracey.dench@nztravelbrokers.co.nz
 

Serious Problems, Simple Solutions   

24-26 October 2019, Gdańsk, Poland
Congress: Serious Problems, Simple Solutions
See Scientific Programme
 
Further information: info@spsscongress.eu.
 

LIME Connection VIII - Pouhine Poutama: Embedding Indigenous health Education   

5-8 November 2019, Ōtautahi / Christchurch
Leaders in Indigenous Medical Education Network are holding their 2019 conference in Ōtautahi / Christchurch with the theme Pouhine Poutama: Embedding Indigenous health Education.

See https://www.limeconnection.net.au/ for more information.
 

Aspire Masterclass - Endometriosis

14-15 December 2019, Sri Lanka
This Masterclass on Endometriosis convened by Professor Neil Johnson (New Zealand), in conjunction with Professor Tzeng Chii-Ruey (Taiwan), Professor Yutaka Osuga (Japan) and Dr Rohana Haththotuwa (Sri Lanka) will examine the latest advances in endometriosis and give attendees the basic tools to develop a network of expertise for managing endometriosis in their setting.

See http://www.aspire-reproduction.org/aspire-masterclass/
 

Vacancies

In addition to the following advertised vacancies please see the RANZCOG website for trainee and Fellow employment opportunities.

Uro-gynaecology Surgery  Senior  Registrar

Waikato District Health Board
12 months Fixed term- Full Time


Closing date: Open until filled.
 
This position encompasses general gynaecology at a senior trainee level with a focus on urogynaecology. You can expect to be allocated to two theatre sessions per week under the supervision of a urogynaecologist and/or gynaecologist with an interest in urogynaecology. Attendance at urogynaecology clinic alternates once a fortnight with alternate weeks spent in urodynamics clinic. There are also regular colposcopy and outpatient hysteroscopy clinics. The role allows the opportunity to maintain acute skills as approximately one day per week is spent on call (gynaecology, women’s assessment unit or delivery suite). You will be working with SMO’s who have research and publishing experience and there is potential to pursue this further if this is of interest. This role provides a great opportunity for development of surgical and clinical skills in urogynaecology and would be suitable for a trainee wishing to become a generalist in O&G with a uro-gynaecological interest.
 
The obstetric service offers tertiary level care with over 5000 deliveries across the DHB per year. There are ample opportunities for Year 5 trainees to gain surgical competence in the advanced O&G procedures that require APSS (Assessment of Procedural and Surgical skills) by the end of Year 5, as well as completion of the colposcopy in-house assessment (IHA).
 
For Year 6 trainees, there is chance of gaining “acting-up SMO” experience on the delivery unit with back up SMO support as well as surgical mentoring to develop independent gynaecological operative experience in readiness for their future SMO role. Our base hospital in Hamilton is currently providing advanced training for four RANZCOG trainees, including one AGES Fellow, plus senior registrar roles in Urogynaecology, Gynae Oncology and High Risk Obstetrics. There is ample clinical experience to meet the training requirements for the Advanced Training Modules (ATMs).
 
The department has developed a strong teaching and training culture with protected weekly registrar teaching and multidisciplinary CTG education meetings. There are also monthly perinatal morbidity & mortality meetings, high risk obstetric meetings colposcopy and gynae-oncology multidisciplinary meetings for ongoing professional development.
 
Individually tailored schedules with special interest focus and specific training needs may be further negotiated with successful applicants.  You are required to contribute to the Registrar after hour's roster, however we will ensure your training needs are met.
The DHB is happy to support medical education activity.
 
For further information please contact: Rebecca MacRae, Service Manager Women's Health Rebecca.MacRae@waikatodhb.health.nz | Mob 027 216 1285
 
Interested parties are to apply online and should attach their CV, cover letter with up to date contact details and three references on the attached referee form.
 
Only those short listed will be contacted.
 
Position description
 
Reference form 
 
Values
Theme “People at Heart” – Te iwi Ngakaunui
Give and earn respect - Whakamana
Listen to me; talk to me – Whakarongo
Fair play – Mauri Pai
Growing the good – Whakapakari
Stronger together – Kotahitanga
Values
Theme “People at Heart” – Te iwi Ngakaunui
  • Give and earn respect - Whakamana
  • Listen to me; talk to me – Whakarongo
  • Fair play – Mauri Pai
  • Growing the good – Whakapakari
  • Stronger together – Kotahitanga

Gynaecological Oncology Fellowship (non-tertiary)

Waikato District Health Board
12 months Fixed term - Full Time

Closing date: Open until filled.

 
This position encompasses general gynaecology at a senior trainee level with a focus on gynaecological oncology (non-tertiary), open surgery (including the obese and high-risk patients), and advanced laparoscopic surgery. You can expect to be allocated to two theatre sessions per week. The position includes taking part in the regional MDT meeting, being part of the local "faster cancer treatment" initiative and running the local gynaecology MDM at Waikato every Wednesday. There is a weekly gynaecology oncology clinic and regular colposcopy and outpatient hysteroscopy clinics. The role allows the opportunity to maintain acute skills as approximately one day per week is spent on call (gynaecology, women’s assessment unit or delivery suite). This role provides a great opportunity for development of surgical and clinical skills in gynaecology oncology and would be suitable for a trainee wishing to become a generalist in O&G with a gynaecological oncology interest.
 
The obstetric service offers tertiary level care with over 5000 deliveries across the DHB per year. There are ample opportunities for Year 5 trainees to gain surgical competence in the advanced O&G procedures that require APSS (Assessment of Procedural and Surgical skills) by the end of Year 5, as well as completion of the colposcopy in-house assessment (IHA).
 
For Year 6 trainees, there is chance of gaining “acting-up SMO” experience on the delivery unit with back up SMO support as well as surgical mentoring to develop independent gynaecological operative experience in readiness for their future SMO role. Our base hospital in Hamilton is currently providing advanced training for four RANZCOG trainees, including one AGES Fellow, plus senior registrar roles in Urogynaecology, Gynae Oncology and High Risk Obstetrics.   There is ample clinical experience to meet the training requirements for the Advanced Training Modules (ATMs).
 
The department has developed a strong teaching and training culture with protected weekly registrar teaching and multidisciplinary CTG education meetings. There are also monthly perinatal morbidity & mortality meetings, high risk obstetric meetings colposcopy and gynae-oncology multidisciplinary meetings for ongoing professional development.
 
Individually tailored schedules with special interest focus and specific training needs may be further negotiated with successful applicants.  You are required to contribute to the Registrar after hour's roster, however we will ensure your training needs are met.
The DHB is happy to support medical education activity.
 
For further information please contact: Rebecca MacRae, Service Manager Women's Health Rebecca.MacRae@waikatodhb.health.nz | Mob 027 216 1285
 
Interested parties are to apply online and should attach their CV, cover letter with up to date contact details and three references on the attached referee form.
 
Only those short listed will be contacted.
 
Position description
 
Reference form
 
Values
Theme “People at Heart” – Te iwi Ngakaunui
  • Give and earn respect - Whakamana
  • Listen to me; talk to me – Whakarongo
  • Fair play – Mauri Pai
  • Growing the good – Whakapakari
  • Stronger together – Kotahitanga

Chief Resident Officer - High Risk Obstetrics Senior Registrar

Waikato District Health Board
12 Months Fixed Term - Full Time

Closing date: Open until filled.
 

This is a Chief Resident Officer position (Fellowship in Clinical Leadership) with both a clinical and administrative role. The clinical role 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 high-risk obstetric clinic and the diabetes in pregnancy clinic. As a member of the high-risk obstetrics team you will work closely with MFM in Auckland to manage local patients and co-ordinate the fortnightly local multidisciplinary high-risk pregnancy meeting. This position does include regular attendance at gynaecology outpatient clinics and theatre with both a general gynaecologist and a level 4-5 laparoscopist. The role allows the opportunity to maintain acute skills as approximately one day per week is spent on call (gynaecology, women’s assessment unit or delivery suite). This is a great opportunity for leadership experience and would be suitable for a trainee wishing to become a generalist in O&G with an interest in high-risk obstetrics.
 
The obstetric service offers tertiary level care with over 5000 deliveries across the DHB per year. There are ample opportunities for Year 5 trainees to gain surgical competence in the advanced O&G procedures that require APSS (Assessment of Procedural and Surgical skills) by the end of Year 5, as well as completion of the colposcopy in-house assessment (IHA).
 
For Year 6 trainees, there is chance of gaining “acting-up SMO” experience on the delivery unit with back up SMO support as well as surgical mentoring to develop independent gynaecological operative experience in readiness for their future SMO role. Our base hospital in Hamilton is currently providing advanced training for four RANZCOG trainees, including one AGES Fellow, plus senior registrar roles in Urogynaecology, Gynae Oncology and High Risk Obstetrics.   There is ample clinical experience to meet the training requirements for the Advanced Training Modules (ATMs).
 
The department has developed a strong teaching and training culture with protected weekly registrar teaching and multidisciplinary CTG education meetings. There are also monthly perinatal morbidity & mortality meetings, high risk obstetric meetings colposcopy and gynae-oncology multidisciplinary meetings for ongoing professional development.
 
Individually tailored schedules with special interest focus and specific training needs may be further negotiated with successful applicants.  You are required to contribute to the Registrar after hour's roster, however we will ensure your training needs are met.
The DHB is happy to support medical education activity.
 
For further information please contact: Rebecca MacRae, Service Manager Women's Health Rebecca.MacRae@waikatodhb.health.nz | Mob 027 216 1285
 
Interested parties are to apply online and should attach their CV, cover letter with up to date contact details and three references on the attached referee form.
 
Only those short listed will be contacted.
 
Position description
 
Reference form
 
Values
Theme “People at Heart” – Te iwi Ngakaunui
  • Give and earn respect - Whakamana
  • Listen to me; talk to me – Whakarongo
  • Fair play – Mauri Pai
  • Growing the good – Whakapakari
  • Stronger together – Kotahitanga

Obstetrics & Gynaecology Clinical Fellowship

Closing date:  Sunday 19 May 2019

The Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences is currently seeking to appoint one or more Clinical Fellow(s) to its academic department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. The purpose of this 12 month Fellowship is to provide an exciting research and teaching opportunity for individual(s) who may be interested in considering a future academic career. The position is best suited to  senior trainee(s) and will allow the successful applicant(s) to undertake supervised teaching of both undergraduate and postgraduate students as well as carrying out a research project based on individual interests.
 
If the Clinical Fellowship role is undertaken full time with the University, the 12 months will not be accredited for ITP or Advanced RANZCOG Training. It may be possible to configure the position as a jobshare  between two people with 50% university and 50% clinical duties, sharing the University role and the same clinical job. If undertaken by an Advanced Trainee this should count for a full year of RANZCOG training but will require prospective approval from RANZCOG.
 
The Fellowship is available from registrar change over in December 2019 for 12 months and may be considered as a full or part time opportunity. 
 
A competitive remuneration will be offered with the potential to be topped up through additional agreed clinical duties as appropriate in agreement with the Head of Department.
 
Expressions of interest should be sent to Professor Lesley McCowan, Head of Department at l.mccowan@auckland.ac.nz including a cover letter and current CV.

Obstetrics and Gynaecology Registrar 

Dunedin Hospital, Dunedin - Southern DHB

Southern DHB is currently seeking applications from RMOs looking for non training O&G Registrar opportunities in Dunedin, New Zealand. 
 
Dunedin Hospital is a tertiary level hospital of 400 beds located in central Dunedin, New Zealand, servicing the city of Dunedin and the wider Otago region.
 
Where do I fit?
The values of the SDHB, Kind – Manaakitanga, Open – Pono, Positive – Whaiwhakaaro, and Commmunity – Whanaungatanga, reflect the essence of the people in Dunedin and Otago.  You’ll find us friendly and welcoming, and your multi-disciplinary team caring and supportive.
 
You will be part of the O&G team of 10 Consultants with a range of skills including Generalists, Urogynaecologists and Gynae Oncologists who are dedicated to Registrar training and support. The Obstetrics Unit is busy, with increasing numbers of high-acuity cases. Every effort is made to provide experience in major and minor Gynaecological surgery. As a registrar you will be provided with the necessary orientation, along with weekly protected teaching time and a high level of supportive Consultant supervision. We are a RANZCOG training site for ITP trainees and have very strong links with RANZCOG and the University of Otago Medical School.
 
What’s in it for me?
  • A lifestyle that is hard to beat!  Dunedin is a wonderful place for families, with great educational facilities (primary through tertiary) and many activities available for all ages.  From Dunedin you’ll have easy access to incredible adventures, with ski-fields, lakes, rainforests and resorts all within an easy drive.  Locally, the opportunity for wildlife encounters and recreational activities are right at your doorstep.  To find out more about living here please click the following link https://www.dunedinnz.com/
  • Culture! Dunedin’s culture is woven from the old and the new – a mix of heritage and innovation, history and creativity.  You’’ find a busy café and restaurant scene amongst street art, heritage buildings and a lively night-life.  The best international musical acts come to you.
What do I need?
You’ll be a non-trainee registrar with an interest in working in Women’s Health.
 
We are interested in hearing from RMOs with a minimum of two years’ post qualification experience and some experience working in a Women’s Health role.
 
You must be legally entitled to work in New Zealand, and be eligible for general or provisional general registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand.  You can check your eligibility for registration by visiting the Council’s website at www.mcnz.org.nz.
 
Where do I apply?
If you are interested in applying for this role please click here.
 
Please note that your application must contain the following:
  • Up to date electronic copies of your CV and cover letter
  • Contact details for three Consultants we may contact directly for references.  These Consultants should have supervised your day-to-day clinical work and one of the referees provided must be from your current or most recent employer.  Please ensure you advise your referees of their nomination so they are aware they will be contacted by Southern DHB.
The Medical Council of New Zealand (the Council) recently introduced a new method of primary source verification using the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates’ Electronic Portfolio of International Credentials (ECFMG’s EPIC) service.  Please visit the NZMC website for more details about these changes and information on enrolling. We encourage you to begin this process as soon as possible.
 
If you have any questions about the role, the application or the recruitment process please contact the Recruitment Team at rmo.recruitment@southerndhb.govt.nz.

Registrar - Obstetrics & Gynaecology 

Waikato DHB – full or part time (FTE 0.5-1.0)

Applications close: 21 May 2019
Job Number: WAI05048
Start date: Negotiable
 
We are seeking a registrar to join our dedicated team. Our service is a great opportunity for you to gain experience in dealing with a variety of gynaecological conditions and treatments.
 
The obstetric service provides facilities and specialist care for local and regional patients requiring elective or emergency treatments.  We provide secondary services for the Waikato DHB region and tertiary for the Midland region. There are approximately 3700 deliveries per annum in the hospital and approximately another 1800 deliveries in the Waikato region - for which we provide secondary care. 
 
Our Delivery Suite has seven birthing rooms, an operating theatre, a three bedded recovery area and a two bedded high dependency unit. A Women’s Assessment Unit (WAU) of 12 beds is situated adjacent to the delivery suit and provides services to acute and semi-urgent pregnant women of greater than 20 weeks gestation.
 
There is a 24 bed combined antenatal and gynaecological ward and a 20 bed postnatal ward.
 
There is excellent access to a variety of gynaecological surgical theatre experience including gynae oncology, advanced laparoscopy and pelvic floor surgery, plus general gynaecology and elective trainees can be involved in tailoring a job to meet their needs.
 
We are searching for junior and senior obstetrics and gynaecology registrars, with at least 6 months experience working in this field, to join our existing team of RANZCOG training and non-training registrars. As a junior registrar, the emphasis of the clinical duty is management of obstetric patients with training by our friendly senior medical team (SMO and senior registrars), as well as regular gynaecology exposure with management of acute presentations and inpatient care. The senior registrar’s role has the added flavour of weekly gynaecology operating experience and regular clinic attendance. We work well as a team of RMO and SMOs in this department with plenty of weekly clinical meeting and interactive education sessions. There are several in-house training workshops in both obstetrics and gynaecology which we encourage registrars to attend. Several audits are in progress at our department, research is supported.
 
The afterhours roster is created with input from each individual registrar and the roster vary depending on skill set. The after hour duties are covered by two registrars and one house officer working on-site, except night duty which is covered by one of each. Part time employment can be arranged.
 
Registrar positions are recognised for the Integrated Training Programme leading to Fellowship of The Royal Australian & New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists.
 
Interested parties are to apply online and should attach their CV, cover letter with up to date contact details and three references on the attached referee form.
 
With the introduction of the Vulnerable Children Act on 1 July 2015 all applicants will be required to complete police checks therefore at application we require;
•            two forms of identification (notarised), one being a current passport identity page
•            for those currently working in NZ please complete Section 2 of the attached Police Vetting form and attach to this application
•            for international medical graduates we require police checks from every country you have worked in for a year or more for the last 10 years.

SMO Locum positions / Fixed term contracts

Counties Manukau Health

Dear Colleagues,
CM Health is one of the largest Birthing units in Australasia (7000+ per annum). We are currently offering a variety of locum positions/ fixed term contracts (with a view to possible extension with the right fit candidate to the department) over the next 6 months, offering a wide range of experience at senior medical officer (SMO) level with guaranteed SMO back-up. The positions will include predominately acute work, plus antenatal clinic experience, including diabetes in pregnancy, plus some elective gynaecology. Please express any interest to Dr Sarah Tout (touts@middlemore.co.nz) Tel 0211150505.
We are very interested in hearing from you.
Kind regards
Sarah   

 

Specialist Obstetrician and Gynaecologist

Waikato DHB, Fixed term until December 2019, Full time 
Closing date:  Open until filled
Job Number: WAI06226
Position description

 
At Waikato District Health Board (DHB) we are on an incredible journey to become the best Women’s Health Service in New Zealand. We want you to join us at this pivotal time of growth and change.  Every day you will have the chance to improve the health outcomes of our patients, while developing your skills and expertise along the way.  We are offering you the opportunity to balance a rewarding career with the great lifestyle you have always dreamed about.  
 
We are seeking enthusiastic specialty doctors and consultants to join our dedicated team in Women’s Health at Waikato Hospital based in Hamilton, New Zealand.  We are recruiting to permanent positions and encourage applications from generalists and those with a special interest.  A commitment to patient centred care and multi-disciplinary teamwork is essential.  Applicants must be both flexible in their approach and be willing to contribute positively to a service undergoing transformation. The applicant will hold FRANZCOG or equivalent and be eligible for specialist registration in New Zealand.
 
We have 5th and 6th year medical students from the University of Auckland and midwifery students from Wintec. We are looking to improve training for both undergraduates and RANZCOG trainees. Participation in training and teaching would be a key component of the job plan. Candidates with research interests could enjoy on campus support from the University of Auckland’s Waikato Clinical Campus and Waikato DHB’s Clinical Audit Support.
 
We provide a collaborative and supportive learning environment which encourages excellence and innovation.
 
Why us?
Waikato DHB is one of New Zealand’s largest tertiary and secondary healthcare providers. We provide tertiary services to a region of 900,000 and secondary services to a local district of 375,000.  We have approximately 5,500 deliveries per year in the district and 3,500 of these are at Waikato Hospital.  Facilities include a seven bed delivery suite, two high dependency beds, a women’s acute assessment unit, antenatal, postnatal and gynaecological inpatient wards, a dedicated outpatients service and modern theatres.  The O&G team consists of 15 consultants, 15 registrars and 8 senior house officers.
 
Hamilton is New Zealand’s fourth largest city and is also one of the fastest growing.  It is situated on the banks of the Waikato River.  It is surrounded by beautiful countryside and is close enough to beaches, mountains and forests for a range of outdoor activities.  Living in Hamilton and the Waikato region gives you reasonably priced housing, excellent public and private schools and an easy commute to work.  It has all the benefits of a big city without the stress.
 
If you are looking for a fabulous environment to raise your family or an opportunity for exciting outdoor leisure pursuits, then we would welcome your application.

Values
Theme “People at Heart” – Te iwi Ngakaunui
  • Give and earn respect - Whakamana
  • Listen to me; talk to me – Whakarongo
  • Fair play – Mauri Pai
  • Growing the good – Whakapakari
  • Stronger together – Kotahitanga
Staff Contacts
 
phone +64 04 472 4608  

Jane Cumming
Manager
jcumming@ranzcog.org.nz

Jude Kaveney
Training Coordinator
jkaveney@ranzcog.org.nz

Makiko Wimbush
Events & SIMG Coordinator
mwimbush@ranzcog.org.nz 

Lynn Gestro
Communications Coordinator
lgestro@ranzcog.org.nz

RANZCOG NZ webpage 


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