Position: Cardiac Electrophysiology Fellow
Nau mai, haere mai ki Te Whatu Ora – Capital, Coast & Hutt Valley District
Location: Wellington Regional Hospital
Service:   Cardiology Service
Contract: Full time, fixed term 12 months – starting late Jan/early Feb 2024
Salary:     IEA – $85,000

Kōrero mō te tūranga – About the role
Wellington Regional Hospital is seeking an Cardiac Electrophysiology Fellow for an exciting role in a major teaching hospital, providing specialised tertiary level care to the central North Island, comprising a population of 1 million people. The successful applicant will acquire expertise as the primary operator in all arrhythmia procedures including cardiac device implantation, electrophysiology studies and ablation.

Procedures are undertaken in a large, purpose-built EP laboratory. We have 3D mapping capability (Carto), and provide a full suite of electrophysiology interventional procedures,   including ablation for complex atrial and ventricular arrhythmia, pulmonary vein isolation, and ablation in adult congenital heart disease patients. We use both radiofrequency and cryoablation  technology.

Device work will include brady-pacing (including Micra), ICDs, CRT, sub-cutaneous ICD implants, and physiological pacing.

Our unit comprises of two Electrophysiology SMOs and three additional pacing SMOs. We perform approximately 600 devices and 330 ablations per year. The Fellow will spend approximately eight sessions per week in the laboratory and two sessions in SMO-led outpatient clinics. Work will also include in-patient arrhythmia consultations and management.

The Electrophysiology fellow is an integral part of the electrophysiology and cardiac rhythm management service. You will interact with a group of highly motivated individuals in a friendly working environment. Wellington is a culturally diverse and vibrant city with plenty of recreational, cultural, gastronomic and outdoor activities available all year round.

Mō tō mātou rōpū – About our team
The Wellington Cardiology Service provides secondary and tertiary care for a population of about 1 million. Patients treated by the department on a secondary level are domiciled in the Wellington Region, Porirua basin and Kapiti Coast.

Tertiary referrals are accepted from the Hutt Valley, Palmerston North, Mid Central, Wairarapa, Whanganui, Hawkes Bay and Nelson-Marlborough districts. All modern cardiac services are represented – except cardiac transplantation and complex paediatric procedures.

The Cardiology department includes, outpatient clinics, including specialist outpatient clinics at Wellington, Hutt Valley, Kenepuru, Kapiti and Whanganui hospitals, a rehabilitation service and a range of diagnostic monitoring services at Wellington and a Cardiac Care Unit for acute cardiac assessment and management.

Day cases are managed in the Interventional Recovery Ward, adjacent to the cardiac catheter suite.

Moū – About you

  • Vocationally registered in Internal Medicine with the Medical Council of New Zealand (MCNZ)
  • FRACP or equivalent qualification and be able to register for with the MCNZ
  • Background training in a recognised Cardiology training program
  • FRACP written and clinical exams or equivalent, and preferably completion and approval of the RACP advanced training in Cardiology
  • Work in collaboration with multidisciplinary team
  • Able to provide consistently high standards of medical care
  • Relevant experience and training

E pā ana ki a tatou – About us
Capital, Coast and Hutt Valley district is located centrally in Wellington and has over 6,000 full-time equivalent staff, making us one of the major employers in the Wellington region. We operate three hospitals –  Wellington Regional Hospital in Newtown, Hutt Valley Hospital and Kenepuru Hospital in Porirua  – as well as the Kāpiti Health Centre at Paraparaumu.

Here at Capital, Coast & Hutt Valley District we embrace diversity and welcome applications from all people, including all gender identities, ages, ethnicities, sexual orientations, disability and religions. A workforce that is diverse and inclusive means that we are better positioned to understand and serve our community.

Capital, Coast & Hutt Valley District is a pro-equity health organisation, with a particular focus on Māori, Pacific Peoples, and the Disability Community.

Me pēhea te tuku tono – How to apply
Click the apply now button to send your application directly to us. For further information on this role please email [email protected] and indicate the job title and vacancy number in the subject line.

We are not accepting recruitment agency – s applications.

Ma tini, ma mano, ka rapa te whai
By joining together we succeed