Waikato – New Zealand

Clinical Fellowship in Interventional Cardiology – Waikato, New Zealand

Supervisor: Dr Gerry Devlin (Gerard.Devlin@waikatodhb.health.nz)

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Overview

This post offers a unique opportunity for training in all aspects of interventional coronary work. The Fellow will work with six interventionists at Waikato, learning POBA, stenting, IVUS, pressure wire, filter wire etc in a friendly and supportive environment. The fellow can expect to perform approximately 500-600 angioplasties per year depending on progress/experience. In addition, the fellow will gain experience from the PPCI service (2-3 cases per week) and an active TAVI programme (both Edwards and CoreValve) with an average of 2 cases per month.

The successful candidate will also be expected to take part in 2 outpatient clinics a week, be involved in teaching of junior staff and participate in after hours on-call roster for general cardiology.

Candidates will have completed their advanced training in Cardiology (FRACP, MRCP (UK) or equivalent, and will have been in Specialist Training in Cardiology for a minimum of two years. Full competency at diagnostic angiography is a pre-requisite, and some experience assisting PCI as second operator an advantage. The candidate will require to be registered within a provisional general scope or special purpose scope of practice with the Medical Council of New Zealand.

Waikato hospital is a teaching hospital and is the tertiary referral centre for the Waikato district with a catchment of 900,000. It provides angioplasty and cardiac surgical services for 12 referring district general hospitals, three of which have diagnostic cardiac catheter capability. We provide 24-hour cover for PAMI, and are supported by an extensive air transport service. Cardiology on-call is divided between four teams of junior doctors and 9 full time consultants. There is a fully equipped CCU, with two further dedicated cardiology wards, and an average of 54 inpatients, excluding post-operative cases.

Hamilton is the third largest city in the North Island; 1 1/2 hours drive south of Auckland, and offers a superb lifestyle and quality-of-life working environment. As the largest employer in Hamilton, there is a varied and approachable social network based around the hospital. It is within easy reach of both West coast surfing and East Coast leisure beaches. The Northern Ski-fields are 3 hours drive away, and there are outstanding opportunities for hiking, sailing, fishing, biking and many other outdoor activities within the Waikato, and throughout New Zealand.

Interested parties should send a CV, with covering letter, and include email addresses of three referees to Dr Gerry Devlin, Clinical Director Cardiology Department, Waikato Hospital, Private Bag 3200, Hamilton, New Zealand.
Further information about the position can be obtained by contacting Dr Gerry Devlin at Gerard.Devlin@waikatodhb.health.nz