Senior Clinical Fellow in Advanced Head & Neck Surgery (Fixed Term – 12 months)

Takapuna, North Shore (NZ)
01 Feb 2019
14 Feb 2019
General surgery
Career Level
Trust / Career grade
Contract Type
Fixed Contract

Waitemata District Health Board
North Shore Hospital

Waitemata District Health Board (DHB) serves the largest DHB population in New Zealand providing services to more than 630,000 people and employing more than 8,000 staff.  We have a diverse population with complex, interesting and challenging presentations. 

Our promise and values statement is “Best Care for Everyone”, which serves to inspire us to continuously improve, and strive to provide the best care possible to every patient and their family.

Applications are invited for a Senior Clinical Fellow in Advanced Head & Neck Surgery. The successful applicant will join our SMO team of friendly, enthusiastic and dedicated professionals in the Otolaryngology Department on a 12-month fixed term basis, with a sub-specialty focus in Head & Neck. Extensive operating experience is expected, and this fellowship post is aimed at registrars coming to the end of their training, who are interested in obtaining further specialist experience before taking up a Consultant post.

Core components of the Fellowship include participation in the weekly Auckland Regional Head and Neck Oncology and Endocrine multidisciplinary meeting, and regular scheduled clinical and operating sessions. The successful candidate will work across both North Shore and Waitakere Hospital sites, managing elective clinic and theatre sessions and provide on call support from home to the surgeons within the Head and Neck unit.

Opportunities exist for exposure to all aspects of head and neck surgery including a range of ablative and locoregional reconstructive techniques, with an emphasis on thyroid and parathyroid surgery, salivary gland surgery, metastatic skin and facial plastics, oral cavity cancer, and laryngology. Participation in regular audit is expected, and opportunities exist for clinical research.

The clinic offers a full range of ORL assessments and adult diagnostic services, including experience in transnasal oesophagoscopy. You will work closely with other health professionals, including Speech and Language Therapy, and the ORL Specialty Nurse and Cancer Nurse Specialist team.

We are interested in hearing from suitably qualified applicants with a minimum qualification of FRACS or equivalent (FRCS, FRCSC etc.), and who are eligible for registration with the New Zealand Medical Council.
The Fellowship is under the supervision of Mr Kevin Smith, who is the Clinical Lead for Head and Neck Surgery. For more information on this post, please contact:

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Closing date: 14th Feb 2019