Fellowships in NZ

 

Some practitioners who are planning to spend only a year or two in NZ may choose to apply for a Clinical Fellow position. These practitioners would generally be very experienced in ORL having completed their training in their home country. NZ Medical Registration requirements still apply. You can obtain further information regarding registration requirements from the Medical Council of New Zealand website www.mcnz.org.nz or by e-mail from mcnz@mcnz.org.nz.
Check your eligibility to work in NZ before sending your application, please.

Currently there are eight such positions in NZ. These appointments are generally for twelve months and are usually filled well in advance. The fellowships available are as follows:

 

Auckland City: Auckland Hospital/Starship Hospital/North Shore Hospital/Manukau SuperClinic (7 positions)

Otology/Neurotology Fellowship: Funded: Yes

Further information regarding this fellowship can be obtained by contacting Mr Michel Neeff, michelneeff@gmail.com

Applications for the Otology fellowship are now closed. Applications for the 2019-2020 position will be accepted from Jan 2018 to Mar 2018. Apply by sending a CV, your log book (Otology only) and three references.

Contact the NZ Medical Council to check your eligibility to work in NZ first.

 

Head & Neck Fellowship: Funded: Yes

Description: This is a one year, funded, clinical fellowship that has an excellent international reputation. The fellow is exposed to all aspects of head and neck surgery and oncology and is involved in extirpative surgery as well as reconstruction including microvascular free tissue transfer. In addition the unit has a large endocrine surgery (thyroid/parathyroid) practice. This is a busy job that would suit a candidate who is aiming to work in a high volume academic centre.

Applications for the 2018-2019 Fellowship will be closed from 20 March 2017 and we will be shortlisting in April. Applications for 2019-20 position will be accepted from December 2017. Further information regarding this Fellowship can be obtained by contacting Mr John Chaplin, john@thyroid.co.nz

 

Laryngology Fellowship: Funded: Yes

This is a one year Clinical Fellowship in Laryngology with a busy clinical workload shared between Auckland City Hospital and North Shore Hospital. The position involves significant multidisciplinary exposure to all aspects of laryngology, swallowing disorders and airway management but also includes some head and neck surgery. Endoscopic procedures under local anaesthetic are a key component of the outpatient practice. To gain the most from this position the candidate should already have a good level of surgical skill.

Applications for the 2015 Laryngology Fellowship are now closed. Applications for the 2016 position (January 2016 - December 2016) will be accepted with an updated CV and the names of three Referees from 30th November 2014 to 1st March 2015.

Further information regarding this fellowship can be obtained by contacting Mr Bren Dorman, Clinical Director Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery at BrenD@adhb.govt.nz

 

Fellowships in Paediatric ENT (2 positions)

Post 1: SENIOR CLINICAL FELLOW (Fellow #1)

Hospital: Starship Children's Hospital, Auckland New Zealand
Supervising ENT Surgeon: Murali Mahadevan
Commences: July - Sept (flexible: eg July 2018-July 2019 or Sept 2019-Sept 2020)
Period: 12 months (can be 24 months combined with research /junior fellowship)
Clinical/Research: 90% clinical 10% research
Funded: YES (salary depends on candidates post grad experience, senior registrar scale)
Contact: Murali Mahadevan, Fellowship Director, ORL Starship, muralim@adhb.govt.nz

About this fellowship : The Paediatric Senior Clinical Fellowship is a fully-funded one year Clinical Fellowship with a busy clinical workload including all aspects of Paediatric Otolaryngology. It is mainly based at Starship Children's Hospital, Auckland which is the largest Paediatric hospital in New Zealand and serves as a tertiary referral centre for the country. The position involves significant multidisciplinary interactions and secondary and tertiary level exposure to all aspects of paediatric airway disease, laryngology, otology, rhinology and head and neck surgery. The Fellowship is designed to prepare the candidate for a tertiary level Paediatric ORL consultant position at the end of the 12 month Fellowship. To gain the most from this position, the candidate should already have a high level of surgical skill and a reasonable exposure to paediatric ORL during his or her residency/training programme. The candidate must be eligible for registration with the New Zealand Medical Council. Further details are available on the NZMC website (www.mcnz.org.nz). The candidate must be eligible to obtain general registration to practise in a hospital setting. There will be a 1:3 on-call responsibility supervising a resident/registrar with consultant cover.
Please send applications with your CV and 3 referees to Dr Murali Mahadevan Fellowship Director, Paediatric ORL, Starship Children's Hospital. muralim@adhb.govt.nz

Applications: close 18 months prior to fellowship commencement date.

Post 2: JUNIOR CLINICAL & RESEACH FELLOW (Fellow #2)

Hospital: Starship Children's Hospital, Auckland, New Zealand
Supervising ENT Surgeon: Murali Mahadevan
Commences: flexible (eg start date July to Sept, eg Aug 2019-Aug 2020)
Period: 12 months (can extend to 24 months)
Clinical/Research: clinical 40%/ research 60%
Funded:  YES
Contact: muralim@adhb.govt.nz

About this fellowship: This is a fully-funded one year Research and Clinical Fellowship position with a 60% Research component and a 30% Clinical component. It is mainly based at Starship Children's Hospital, Auckland and the University of Auckland Faculty of Medicine and Health Science. Starship Children's Hospital is the largest Paediatric hospital in New Zealand and serves as a tertiary referral centre for the country. This Fellowship is suitable for any one of the following four scenarios: a candidate who has completed Otolaryngology sub-speciality training and is seeking second sub-speciality experience; a General Otolaryngologist with a special interest in Paediatric Otolaryngology; a General Otolaryngologist seeking to broaden their paediatric exposure/interest; or an Otolaryngologist with an interest in research with a view to continuing on in an academic career. The Fellow is expected to complete a minimum of two publications during his or her tenure. You are also expected to provide 1:3 call with the senior fellow.
This position may also serve as the first year of a two-year Fellowship to lead in to the Senior Clinical Fellowship at Starship Children's Hospital, particularly if the candidate has had no significant exposure to Paediatric Otolaryngology. The Fellowship thus becomes a two-year position with an emphasis on research in the first year and clinical practice in the second year. In this Fellowship there will be exposure to all aspects of paediatric airway disease, Head and neck surgery, Rhinology and Otology.
Please send applications with your CV and 3 referees to Dr Murali Mahadevan Fellowship Director, Paediatric ORL, Starship Children's Hospital. muralim@adhb.govt.nz

Applications close 18 months prior to commencement of the fellowship tenure.

 

Rhinology Fellowship: Funded: Yes

A busy clinical fellowship focusing on endoscopic sinus surgery and all its extended applications including DCR, CSF leak repair, pituitary and skull base surgery. Significant exposure to rhinoplasty. A proportion of time will be dedicated to research with a view to publication.

Further information regarding this fellowship can be obtained by contacting Assoc Prof Richard Douglas or Mr Michael Davison by emailing the ORL Department's PA, Edith Ellis, Edith.Ellis@waitematadhb.govt.nz
  

General Fellowship: Funded: Yes

Further information regarding this fellowship can be obtained by contacting Mr Zahoor Ahmad, zahmad@middlemore.co.nz

There is no vacancy for this position until July 2018; applicants for 2018-19 and beyond only.

 

Christchurch Public Hospital (1 position)

General Fellowship: Funded: Yes

Further information regarding this fellowship can be obtained by contacting Mr Scott Stevenson, scott.stevenson@cdhb.co.nz

 

Dunedin Public Hospital (1 position)

General Fellowship: Funded: Yes

Dunedin ENT Fellowship position (1 year) - commencement July 2018

Applications for the July 2018 post will open from the 1st January 2017.
Applications can be made by email: Martyn.Fields@southerndhb.govt.nz and should include a full CV and the names, contact details & e-mail addresses of 2 current referees.

The post is for 1 year and usually runs from July to July.
The post is suitable for trainees towards the end of their specialist surgical training in Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery.

The successful applicant will have to be eligible for & gain temporary registration with the New Zealand Medical Council. Please check that you have the required eligibility before applying. Further information is available from the NZMC website: https://www.mcnz.org.nz/home/doctors-wanting-to-practise-in-new-zealand/

In general: a primary medical degree or fellowship training in Australia, the UK, Ireland, Canada or the USA is required to be eligible for registration.

The fellowship post is a full time paid position and includes being first on call (1 in 4 roster). This is a general fellowship and usually involves 3 x 4 month rotations through combinations of Head & Neck, Rhinology, Otology, Paediatrics & Laryngology working with 5 consultants based in Dunedin. This can be modified to some degree depending on your sub-specialist interest and service requirements. Operating sessions & clinics also occur in Invercargill & Oamaru. The service also deals with a large number of head & neck skin cancers.
The department is linked to the University of Otago and the Fellow will have under & post graduate teaching commitments.