There is a vacancy starting in early 2020 for a consultant surgeon within the Intra-abdominal Transplant Service at Auckland City Hospital situated centrally in Auckland, New Zealand. The service undertakes approximately 60 liver, 120 kidney and 5 pancreas transplants per annum and, in addition, is responsible for the assessment and disposition of around 300 new cases of hepatocellular cancer. Of the liver transplants, approximately 20% are in children and these require subspecialty skills including both in-situ and ex-situ liver splitting. Prior experience with live donor liver transplantation would be beneficial but is not essential to the role. In addition to transplantation the appointee would be expected to contribute significantly to hepatobiliary and pancreatic (HPB) surgery by mutual agreement with the director of that program on the basis of service needs and the experience of the appointee. The HPB service completes around 25 pancreas, and 100 liver resections per year.
Applications are invited from well-trained and experienced transplant surgeons with specific experience, interest, and expertise in, paediatric liver transplantation. The appointee would share a 1-in-3 call roster for children’s transplants and a lower frequency of call for the adult liver transplant roster that would be concomitant with that of the call for the children. In addition, a small amount of deceased donor call (around one week in twelve) would be required.
The transplant programme at Auckland City Hospital is based on a co-primary, consensus and protocol-driven approach that includes hepatologists (paediatric and adult) working in tandem with transplant surgeons. It would be vital that the appointee to this position be collegial and a strong team player.
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
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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.