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CANDIDATE INFORMATION PACK Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery Department of Surgical Sciences Dunedin School of Medicine and Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon Southern District Health Board Division of Health Sciences 2019
CONTENTS 01 Welcome 02 About the role 03 University of Otago 05 Division of Health Sciences 07 Dunedin School of Medicine 08 Department of Surgical Sciences 09 Position profile 11 Person profile 13 Living in Dunedin 15 Application process
01 02 WELCOME from the Vice-Chancellor About the Role Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon Thank you for your interest in this position at the The University of Otago and the Southern District Health Board invite applications for the University of Otago. academic position of Senior Lecturer / Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon. We rank among the top 300 universities in the world This is a joint clinical University/Hospital post with In matters concerned with the administration of and have been awarded five stars plus – the highest a single permanent contract with the University. the university Department of Surgical Sciences the rating possible – from the QS Stars international The appointee will concurrently hold a position as appointee will be responsible through the Head of quality evaluation system in recognition not only Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon to Southern District Department of Surgical Sciences to the Dean of the for our exceptional research and teaching, but also Health Board. The post will consist of an academic Dunedin School of Medicine and Division of Health for innovation, inclusiveness, internationalisation, component which will be 0.5 FTE and a clinical Sciences of the University of Otago. the high standard of our facilities and the component as a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon employability of our graduates. (0.5 FTE). This combined position is offered by the The appointee will be expected to form collaborative University and the two components (which must be relationships as they conduct research in the The University of Otago has become an enduring held concurrently) will be equivalent to one full-time Department of Surgical Sciences, and to contribute educational, cultural and economic force in both position. to the development of new research projects in the the city of Dunedin and in New Zealand as a whole. Department and beyond. We take seriously our role as critic and conscience This role will provide leadership and foster excellence of society, and we attract students from throughout in research, professional activities, teaching, The appointee will have excellent opportunities to New Zealand and around the world, providing them policy development and service as it relates to the collaborate with other scientists and researchers in with a world-class education and encouraging them Department of Surgical Sciences and the Dunedin the Division of Health Sciences to further research to be the best they can be. School of Medicine. endeavours. Leading research would involve supervising postgraduate students. The appointee will The University of Otago is highly committed to the The appointee’s duties will include commitments to lead and develop teaching activities in Orthopaedic principles of the Treaty of Waitangi and as an employer undergraduate and postgraduate teaching, clinical Surgery. They will foster good relationships with fosters a campus-wide culture of equity and diversity. service and opportunities for research. the University, the Otago Polytechnic the Southern District Health Board and the community. At Otago, you have the opportunity to be part of For all academic matters related to teaching of medical an outstanding academic community, offering both students s/he will be responsible to the Head of It will be expected that the appointee will play an challenges and opportunities. This will be an exciting Department of Surgical Sciences and the Dean of the active role in the Dunedin School of Medicine, and rewarding role; I welcome your application. Dunedin School of Medicine through to the Pro-Vice- including participation in various committees, Chancellor of Health Sciences. attending departmental faculty meetings, and liaising Professor Harlene Hayne, closely with other academics and students. I am very proud to be the Vice-Chancellor of this outstanding institution, founded in 1869 ONZM, PhD, HonDSc, FRSNZ by a group of determined Scottish settlers whose Vice-Chancellor deep-seated commitment to higher education and academic freedom continues today. In the years since then the University of Otago has combined the traditions of this proud history with modern scholarship, and has earned an international reputation for research and teaching excellence.
03 The University of Otago Te Whare Wānanga o Otago The University of Otago is New Zealand’s first university and one of its finest. It is a leader across all fields of academic endeavour – the humanities, sciences, health sciences and business – regularly topping the New Zealand Tertiary Education Commission’s education performance indicators. Students can choose from more than 190 undergraduate The University of Otago is also strategically committed and postgraduate programmes and are taught by leaders to furthering the aspirations of Māori, and our Pacific in their fields. The high calibre of teaching at Otago neighbours, and has memoranda of understanding with is reflected by an unparalleled record of success in the a number of iwi, in particular Ngāi Tahu, the mana country’s Tertiary Teaching Excellence Awards. whenua of the University’s main area of operation. Research excellence underpins all academic activity: With more than 80 per cent of students coming from around 3,500 of the University’s students study at the outside Dunedin, the University offers a unique postgraduate level. Otago is the home of New Zealand’s campus-based lifestyle, a special feature of which are first medical school and only schools of dentistry and the 15 residential colleges located close to the heart of surveying. Otago also is New Zealand’s only provider all University activities. of Radiation Therapy and an undergraduate qualifi- cation in Neuroscience. The University has leadership Providing a world-class environment for students and roles in national Centres of Research Excellence and staff is a priority and the University has embarked on partnership roles in all of the country’s National Science a significant capital development programme in recent Challenges. It also hosts multidisciplinary research years. Otago was the first New Zealand university to themes and research centres, including two of the achieve Fair Trade status and the recently established world’s most highly regarded health and development University Volunteer Centre is fostering a growing longitudinal studies. culture of volunteerism among staff and students. The teaching year generally runs from February to The University of Otago includes four academic November, broken into two 13-week semesters. Divisions: Health Sciences, Humanities, Sciences, and A number of programmes are offered via Distance Commerce. In 2017, the University had approximately Further information is available from the Learning and a Summer School is held for six weeks 15,000 equivalent full-time students (EFTS) as University’s website otago.ac.nz as well during January and February. undergraduates and 3,200 EFTS postgraduate students as a number of other publications including: with the equivalent of over 4,250 full-time staff. In addition to research and teaching excellence, the The Annual Report University is committed through its Strategic Direction otago.ac.nz/about/official-documents to 2020 to local, national and international betterment; strong external engagement; sustainable capability; He Kitenga Research Highlights providing outstanding student experiences and campus otago.ac.nz/hekitenga environments. The main campus is located in Dunedin – internationally recognised as one of the most beautiful Otago Magazine campuses in the world – with significant health sciences otago.ac.nz/otagomagazine campuses in Christchurch and Wellington, as well as a presence in Invercargill and Auckland. University of Otago InBrief otago.ac.nz/inbrief
05 06 Division of Health Sciences Te Wāhanga Matua Mātau Hauora Achieving Excellence – advancing health at home and around the world Whaia te Iti Kahurangi – hāpaitia te hauora kit e kāinga, ki te ao Mission Statement The Division of Health Sciences comprises schools of TThe Division of Health Sciences’ strength is seen Pharmacy, Physiotherapy, Dentistry, and Medicine. in its diverse and successful research capabilities. The Division of Health Sciences will provide New The Otago Medical School comprises four separate Much of its research results in tangible benefits Zealand society and other communities with a entities: Dunedin School of Medicine (DSM), University for New Zealand. highly-qualified workforce in the health professions, of Otago Wellington, University of Otago Christchurch, and will lead research and academic advancement in and the School of Biomedical Sciences. With these There are numerous areas of research the areas of health and biomedical science. The Division campuses in Dunedin, Christchurch and Wellington expertise including: will promote health, health care and equitable health and multiple teaching hubs throughout the country, the outcomes through outstanding basic and applied • Hosting of two National Science Challenges; Division of Health Sciences has a nationwide presence. Ageing Well and Healthier Lives research, and world-class academic and professional leadership. This will be achieved through research- • Partners in the Better Start National Science Within the Division’s schools there are 37 academic Challenge based undergraduate, postgraduate, and professional departments providing 16 undergraduate qualifications academic programmes of international standard in the • Co-host of a national CoRE; Brain Research and more than 50 postgraduate qualifications. Otago New Zealand – Rangahau Roro Aotearoa health and biomedical sciences, and the translation of is New Zealand’s only provider of Dentistry, Radiation research into products and services to benefit society. • Leading and hosting Genomics Aotearoa Therapy and an undergraduate qualification in • Healthy housing neuroscience, and one of two universities to offer • Mental health Medicine, Pharmacy, and Physiotherapy. The Division provides programmes in: • Oral health • Monitoring of medication use • Biomedical and Biological Sciences The head of the Division is the Pro-Vice-Chancellor • Cardiovascular disease • Dentistry (PVC), and the Deans (Heads of Schools) report to the • Screening programme for stomach cancer • Oral Health PVC. There are nearly 5,000 (EFTS) undergraduate • Prevention and treatment measures for • Dental Hygiene students and nearly 1,300 (EFTS) postgraduate taught diabetes and obesity • Dental Therapy and research students. Students are supported by over • Biomedical and biological sciences. • Dental Technology 559 (FTE) academic staff providing a student-academic • Medical Laboratory Science staff ratio of close to 12 to one. More than 500 (FTE) • Medicine general staff work for the Division supporting its Each campus has a large number • Nursing teaching and research activities. of prestigious research groups. • Pharmacy These include: • Physiotherapy • Radiation Therapy. • Brain Health Research Centre • Christchurch Heart Institute • Centre for Neuroendocrinology • Centre for Translational Cancer Research • Edgar Diabetes and Obesity Research • Genetics Otago • New Zealand Centre for Sustainable Cities • Otago Global Health Institute for Oral Health • One Health Aotearoa for Infectious Diseases. otago.ac.nz/healthsciences
07 08 Dunedin School of Medicine Department of Surgical Sciences Te Kura Whaiora o Ōtepoti Te Tari Hāparapara The Dunedin School of Medicine (DSM) provides clinical teaching input to the second and Excelling in clinical teaching and training, linking science with clinical research, and developing our third years of the medical degree programme, and is responsible for teaching in years discipline nationally and internationally. four to six for those students who remain in Dunedin. It also runs the Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science undergraduate degree. The department encompasses all the disciplines of surgery Current projects within Surgical Sciences include studies The DSM has eight departments: General Practice The DSM has a proud history of world-leading including: General Surgery (with Colorectal, Breast, in Colorectal Translational Research including the study of and Rural Health, Medicine, Surgical Sciences, research. The DSM and the SDHB have established a Endocrine, Upper GI, and Trauma), Orthopaedics, immunology of colorectal cancer and inflammatory bowel Pathology, Bioethics, Preventive and Social Medicine, joint research committee with the aim of promoting Otolaryngology, Plastics, Neurosurgery, Cardiothoracic, disease, microbiology of ileal pouches, functional bowel Psychological Medicine, and Women’s and Children’s and supporting research in the School, and developing Urology and Vascular Surgery as well as Anaesthesia and disease. There are also studies based in the Otago Vascular Health. It also hosts the Bioethics Department that overall strategic direction. Research funding is Intensive Care. Diagnostics Laboratory with venous function studies, serves the whole Division of Health Sciences. available for research projects through the School, the ultrasound and functional studies in peripheral vascular central University, and from outside funding agencies. There is a strong research orientation in the Department diseases, the Clinical Audit and Outcomes research group There is a close relationship between the DSM and it is expected that the applicant will contribute to this with analysis of surgeon decision making and patient and the Southern District Health Board (SDHB), An excellent Health Sciences Library is housed within by both collaborating with others, and building their own based outcome measures, the Vascular Biology Group allowing access to patients for student teaching and the Sayers Building across the road from the Hospital. research programme, to develop further research skills with endothelial cell function and lipoprotein studies and learning across southern New Zealand. Dunedin It provides access to many thousands of electronic and outputs. a programme investigating the genetics of cardiovascular Hospital, with almost 388 beds, is a regional hospital journals, receives more than 500 print periodicals disease. The productive Centre for Musculoskeletal serving the population of the province of Otago and and contains some 180,000 print volumes (including Surgical Sciences and other departments in the Faculty, Research Outcomes is based in Orthopaedics. providing some services (for example, oncology and off-site storage). A comprehensive range of electronic and elsewhere in the University, provide a strong, broadly neurosurgery) for a wider area including Southland. databases (including DynaMed, Clinical Evidence, based opportunity for research support and collaboration. Undergraduate teaching in the Section is guided by the Southland Hospital was rebuilt in 2004, with 181 Medline, Embase, PsycINFO, PsycBOOKS and The academic facilities (offices and laboratories) are objectives of the Otago Medical School and the Dunedin beds. The SDHB also has rural hospitals and a PsycCRITIQUES, Cochrane Library, Scopus, Web of located on the same floors as the clinical services School of Medicine. In particular, there is a regular comprehensive range of outpatient services. Knowledge (including Current Contents), CINAHL, including Intensive Care and Operating Theatre suites. commitment to clinical teaching at “the bedside” and There is a regional helicopter retrieval service International Pharmaceutical Abstracts, BMJ The laboratories provide a full range of biochemical an emphasis on problem solving to gain knowledge and and a full range of imaging services. Learning) are available online facilities. Shared facilities for more major equipment are clinical competencies. Clinical teaching in a hospital on and off-campus. available within the building and good liaisons with other environment is provided to medical students (years 4 to As well as Dunedin and Southland Hospitals, clinical research groups within the School are established. 6). This includes a Critical Care module which anaesthesia experience for undergraduate medical students is helps teach into. Providing a strong, sensitive role model provided at Queenstown Hospital, at the facilities of for developing appropriate professional attitudes and Waitaki District Health Services (Oamaru), Clutha behaviour patterns is an important expectation of the Health First (Balclutha), Central Otago Health (Clyde), teaching. The preclinical (years 2 and 3) curriculum Gore Health (Gore), the West Coast, and in General include early patient contact and clinical problem based Practices throughout Otago and Southland. learning in which Surgical Sciences participates. The DSM is also responsible for teaching undergraduate Science, Dental, Pharmacy, Physical Education, and Physiotherapy students. The DSM provides a significant number of taught postgraduate qualifications and has a large and growing number of research postgraduate students otago.ac.nz/dsm at masters’ and PhD levels. Staff contribute to the postgraduate specialty vocational training programmes in medicine and paediatrics.
09 10 Clinical component Position Profile Consultant Orthopaedic Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor - 0.5 FTE Surgeon - 0.5 FTE Key Responsibilities include: Health and Safety • Ensure that health and safety practices are observed in The Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Research – develop and expand a research profile which • Reflect on appropriate assessment and evaluation of all workplace activities. Surgery will also be funded by the Southern District Health could include clinical and fundamental research in the teaching activities. • Ensure that exemplary health and safety practice is Board to undertake clinical duties. The precise nature of these appointee's area of specialisation. • Assist with assessments such as by contributing taught to students in relation to the discipline. will be negotiated prior to appointment and when the field of questions or practical exercises within area of specialty. • Report all accidents, incidents and near-misses in the successful applicant is known. The Consultant will work • Develop a personal research profile. • Provide within-course assessment and effective accordance with policy. with other members of the service to provide clinical servic- • Apply for external grant funding as appropriate. feedback to students on progress towards professional • Take responsibility for ensuring that relevant health and es, and is expected to participate in the appropriate team’s • Ensure research outputs are documented through peer- competence. safety training has been completed. activities with the objective of providing a high standard of reviewed publication or other appropriate outputs. • Record results accurately in accordance with University • Identify and report all hazards. clinical practice and clinical expertise, while contributing to • Facilitate and participate effectively in research processes. • Assist the Department Health and Safety Officer when the provision of efficient and effective services for the Southern collaborations with colleagues. • Ensure all marking and assessment reporting is requested. District Health Board (SDHB) and Southland region. The po- • Maintain an awareness of research developments in the completed within the University’s timeframes and sition carries medical specialist status within Southern District relevant field. guidelines. Other Duties Health Board. For matters relating to clinical service duties the • Contribute positively to the research culture of the • Work within the Hauora Māori framework of the appointee will be responsible to the Southern District Health Department, School and University. • Carry out any other duties, requested by the Head University of Otago. Board through the Chief Executive. • Be available to assist other staff planning to undertake of Department/Dean or designated supervisor that research. In particular support for junior medical staff reasonably fall within the broad parameters of the Community and University Service – provide expertise Please see Appendix A attached for full details of the clinical and undergraduate students in the form of guidance and position or as an employee of the University. and display commitment to the community in the area duties. planning. • To attract and supervise postgraduate research students. of research and clinical specialisation. Refer also otago.ac.nz/humanresources/training/academic- • Ensure administrative processes are completed in • Complete training and teaching for house surgeons/ staff/academic-titles/index.html a timely and efficient fashion in accordance with registrars/GPs via continuing medical education University policy and practice. sessions. Confirmation Path/Tenure • Fulfil any compliance and reporting requirements. • Utilise expertise to ensure the University and local health community maintain a focus on orthopaedic This is a full-time confirmation path appointment with surgery teaching and learning. confirmation of appointment after five years, subject to Teaching – surgical related teaching at the undergraduate • Undertake management/leadership roles within the satisfactory performance. Early confirmation for Professors and post-graduate levels, and teaching as required of wider Health community (e.g. via patient support is possible after three years. more generic clinical skills to year 2 and 3 students in the Early Learning in Medicine (ELM) part of the programme. groups) and University community, particularly with Teaching duties may include preparation of teaching, regard to musculoskeletal related health. Equal Employment Opportunities contribution to course design, assessment, teaching and • Demonstrate and foster collegiality within the The Dunedin School of Medicine is strongly committed to other administration duties, especially in specialty area. Department/School/Division. diversity in staffing and we encourage applications from • Participate in quality assurance activities. women and other under-represented groups who are • Deliver teaching programmes relating to Orthopaedics, • Contribute effectively to external academic and and/or other areas within the appointee’s expertise, for suitably qualified. Parental leave without pay of up to 52 professional activities. weeks including paid parental leave of up to twelve weeks’ undergraduate medical students in small group and whole class settings. salary may be granted. The Otago University Childcare • Engage students through the creation of stimulating Centre operates childcare facilities covering the period from learning environments across theoretical, case-based and birth to 5 years. clinical settings. • Support the development of professional skills in Treaty of Waitangi and the Māori Strategic Framework students. The Dunedin School of Medicine is committed to its • Facilitate learning in a range of structured teaching obligations under the Treaty of Waitangi and the University’s environments. Māori Strategic Framework. The School's broader aims • Develop learning material for students related to the include improving the recruitment, retention and support aspects of the post-graduate courses being taught, of Māori students and staff; to develop research that is of including taking a lead role in course development as relevance to Māori, as well as research that is carried out in appropriate. a way that is sensitive to Tikanga; and establish oversight which will link the School with Ngāi Tahu and other stakeholders.
11 12 Person Profile Candidates must: • Be a medically qualified Orthopaedic specialist who holds, or is eligible for, vocational registration with the NZ Medical Council. • Have teaching experience at the undergraduate and postgraduate level. • Have appropriate research experience, and the ability to establish a vigorous research programme. • Have leadership and team building abilities. • Have experience in establishing and maintaining excellent communication with a wide range of individuals. • Preferably have administrative experience in an academic environment.
13 14 Living in Dunedin The University of Otago’s southern roots are anchored in its formal relationship with mana whenua Ngāi Tahu and the legacy of the city’s Scottish settlers who established a university here within just 21 years of founding the province from which the University takes its name. Dunedin grew rich on the back of the 1860s Otago gold Dunedin is also the gateway to Central Otago: the resort rush, a wealth that is reflected today in streetscapes towns of Wanaka and Queenstown – New Zealand’s of outstanding Victorian and Edwardian architecture. adventure capital – are just over three hours’ drive away. With a population of around 120,000, this is a small Skiing, snowboarding, boating, mountain-biking and but sophisticated city, boasting many of the amenities wine tasting are just a few of the many activities to be and cultural richness usually only found in much larger enjoyed. urban centres, while still retaining its traditional friendliness and ease of getting around. However, it is education that is one of Dunedin’s most defining features and its major industry. This is a true In Dunedin there are professional theatres, outstanding student city. In addition to the University of Otago, the art galleries, museums and libraries. Dunedin is also city hosts a thriving polytechnic and excellent pre- recognised as a UNESCO City of Literatutre. For those school, primary and secondary education facilities. who enjoy sports, Dunedin offers world-class sporting University students, staff and their families comprise facilities – including New Zealand’s only covered sta- more than one quarter of the population of urban dium. For those who enjoy the outdoors, Dunedin has Dunedin, enriching the intellectual, cultural and beautiful beaches and internationally acclaimed wildlife sporting life of the city. sanctuaries. The world’s only mainland Royal Albatross Colony is located on the headland at the entrance to And, while Dunedin is located in the south of New Otago Harbour. Zealand, it is very well connected. The region has two international airports with direct flights to Australia, and is New Zealand’s first GigCity with one gigabit per second broadband services. Sister city relationships are fostered with Edinburgh (Scotland), Otaru (Japan) and Shanghai (China). More information about living in Dunedin is available at The heart of the city is lined with cafés and restaurants, dunedinnz.com/live-and-work/live and modern shopping complexes trade alongside interesting boutiques and a weekly farmers’ market that provides an outlet for much of the area’s first-rate produce. Housing is affordable, both to buy and rent. Thanks to the foresight of the early planners, there are many parks and green spaces, and outstanding views are commonplace from the city’s hillside suburbs.
16 15 Application process Submitting an Application The University seeks written documents from candidates wishing to apply for the role. Candidates are therefore required to provide: • A CV • A letter of application addressing the Person Profile. • 3-4 Referee contact details, including telephone number and email address. Confidential enquiries may be directed to: Ascociate Professor Mark Thompson-Fawcett Head of Department Department of Surgical Sciences firstname.lastname@example.org Referees The University may contact all three or four referees listed in the application. The candidate should also state their relationship with each referee. Referees will only be contacted after prior consultation with the candidate. It is the candidate’s responsibility to ensure that their referees are willing to provide reports when contacted. The University reserves the right to seek reports on the suitability of candidates from experts in the field, other than those nominated by the candidate. Should an applicant not wish a specific person or persons to be contacted, please advise the recruitment team at the time of application. Date of Appointment Applicants are asked to indicate the date they would expect to be available to take up the appointment. The appointment is available immediately.
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