Auckland City Hospital in Auckland, New Zealand hosts the only liver transplant program in the country of 4.7 million people. The program is of modest size with around 60 transplants per year, 20% of which are in children. There are active liver splitting and live donor programs to complement the pediatric service. There is an associated hepatobiliary (HPB) surgical service that performs around 100 liver resections and 25 pancreas resections per annum.
An opportunity exists for a person with substantial post-fellowship experience to take over the leadership of this unit. The configuration of that leadership position would be flexible but could include leadership of the HPB service as well if a candidate had the right skill mix and leadership qualities. The position is available immediately because of an unexpected change in personnel and the upcoming retirement of the incumbent chief of service. Remuneration would be generous by New Zealand standards and would include ample leave (6 weeks of annual leave, 2 weeks of conference leave, plus days in lieu for statutory holidays), matching payments for retirement savings, a continuing medical education allowance, and the possibility of sabbatical leave after 6 years (3 months fully paid).
Auckland is a highly rated city in terms of lifestyle and climate (3rd out of 450 cities in Mercer's Quality of Living Index) and Auckland City Hospital is the most comprehensive in the country.
New Zealand Medical Registration (see www.mcnz.org.nz for requirements if applicants have trained overseas)
Fellowship in the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons or foreign equivalent
Transplantation surgical fellowship training and at least 5 years of post-fellowship experience in adult and, importantly, pediatric liver transplantation. Extensive HPB surgical experience that allows competence in liver splitting and live donor hepatecomy is essential to the role.
A proven track record in leadership would be an advantage along with a collegial and courteous disposition
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About Auckland District Health Board
Auckland District Health Board(ADHB), amongst other things, operates Auckland City Hospital in Auckland New Zealand. This hospital is a large tertiary hospital in central Auckland City and is responsible for most national services such as pediatric and adult heart, lung, liver and pancreas transplantation, congenital heart surgery, intestinal failure, fetal surgery, advanced interventional radiology and deep brain stimulation. ADHB has around 10,000 employees and a budget of about $USD 1.4 billion per annum.
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