Cardiac Anaesthesia at Hamilton

12 month post
2 positions available
Fellows are employed under the multi-employer collective agreement of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS).

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Waikato Hospital offers two fellowship positions in cardiac anaesthesia, which are ANZCA-accredited for the Provisional Fellow year.

The cardiac experience involves:

  • Cardiac anaesthesia for CABG, OPCAB, valve procedures and aortic repairs
  • Ambulatory anaesthesia in the cath lab for AICD and pacemaker implantation
  • Interventional cardiology with percutaneous valvular interventions including percutaneous valve replacements, valvotomy and ASD/VSD device closure

Throughout the year, our fellows get significant exposure to transoesophageal echocardiography.

It is expected that the fellow will undertake a formal qualification in echocardiography (TOE) and will be financially supported to do this.  In addition, they will contribute to multidisciplinary team meetings, pre-operative assessment and post-operative follow-up of cardiac patients.

Additional clinical exposure includes up to 2 'service provision' lists per week and participation in an after-hours roster (evenings and weekends).  Waikato Hospital is a tertiary public hospital with a full range of subspecialties including paediatrics, obstetrics, neurosurgery and trauma, there is scope for a wide range of clinical experiences beyond cardiac. 

The Provisional Fellow will have one day per week of non-clinical time.  It is anticipated that this time will be used to work towards an echocardiography qualification, undertake audit, contribute to appropriate research, and teach colleagues.

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Positions are advertised from mid/early march at https://www.waikatodhb.health.nz/jobs/vacancies/

Email:  AnaesthesiaTraining@waikatodhb.health.nz