Australian and New Zealand Society of Nephrology


Positions Vacant  



Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District

Renal Supportive Care (Nephrologist) Staff Specialist -  Permanent Part-Time Position, 24 Hours Per Week (0.6 FTE)

An exciting opportunity to combine your specialist expertise in renal medicine with your interest in renal supportive care and palliative care in order to provide outstanding treatment for patients in the stunning Illawarra Shoalhaven. This position will provide clinical management and treatment of patients in the field of Renal Supportive Care (RSC) within the Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District (ISLHD). RSC involves an interdisciplinary approach that integrates the skills of renal medicine and palliative care to help patients with chronic kidney disease and end-stage kidney disease to live as well as possible by managing their symptoms and supporting them in living with advanced disease. It is embedded in usual renal care. It also encompasses advance care planning and end-of-life care. The Renal Supportive Care Staff Specialist will provide specialist outpatient and inpatient consultative support district-wide in ISLHD as well as participate in the Renal Service On-Call Roster.

To access the position description, view the selection criteria and submit your application online please access the complete advertisement here.

Applications close on 15 July 2020 - Contact: Dr Ajay Purushottam, Head of Service - – Ph.: +612 4253 4997


St Vincent's Melbourne

Kidney Transplant Surgeon - Fixed Term 12 months fractional position - hours negotiable. 

This lead role will be responsible for oversight of all components of the Kidney Transplant Program including administrative, clinical, research and teaching. The successful applicant will collaborate with all other transplant programs at St Vincent’s Hospital, the Victorian Kidney Transplant Collaborative and ANZ Kidney Exchange Program.

Additional responsibilities include involvement with the Transplant Donor Surgeons and will form part of the donor retrieval team member. Involvement with both National and State Transplant organisations and governance bodies is expected. The classification for this position will be dependent on the incumbents years of experience as a senior specialist.

More information can be found by clicking here. Applications close 29 July 2020 and can be made here


New Zealand

Bay of Plenty District Health Board (BOPDHB) - Medical Cluster - Tauranga 

1.0FTE (80 hours per fortnight) - Nephrologist/General Physician    

We are looking for a Nephrologist/General Physician to join our dynamic, innovative and friendly team, committed to the delivery of high quality care to the growing population in the Bay of Plenty.   At the heart of our services are our CARE values – Compassion, All One Team, Responsiveness and Excellence.   

Currently the renal service in the region is primarily provided by the Midland Regional Unit based at Waikato District Health Board (DHB). There are haemodialysis facilities located at Tauranga and Whakatane Hospitals. A significant proportion of our patients dialyse at home and we have a growing renal transplant follow-up programme. Our strategic plan, supported by Waikato DHB, is to develop an independent BOPDHB renal service. The successful applicant will join two locally based nephrologists to help build, grow and refine the service that we’re able to offer to our patients.  

We are looking for a high calibre individual with excellent clinical and interpersonal skills. They must be committed to develop renal services across primary and secondary care with a key focus on Maori Health and the growing ethnic diversity in the region. Key requirements include the ability to work with, and when necessary lead, multidisciplinary teams. They must be committed to patient safety and good clinical governance. In addition, we seek an individual who has the skills to foster a learning culture across undergraduate and postgraduate staff, with the support of the Bay of Plenty Clinical School and the University of Auckland. The school also provides clinical research opportunities.  

The model of the acute medicine service has changed radically over the last three years and continues to evolve. It aims to provide the highest quality of care whilst ensuring a manageable workload. The medicine/nephrology split is approximately 50/50 with the medicine element involving participation in the general take and on-call roster (1 in 9).  

Our team encourage a good work life balance and the Bay of Plenty is ideally situated for those who like to work, rest and play – beautiful beaches, stunning scenery, excellent schools and a vibrant social city culture. 

 Applicants must hold or be eligible for vocational registration with the New Zealand Medical Council 

Interested? Want to chat about this exciting opportunity?   


Please click here to view position description  

Applications must be made online and close on the 6th July 2020  

To apply for this position please can you email your Covering Letter and CV to recruitment@bopdhb.govt.


Whangarei Hospital - New Zealand - Advanced Renal Trainee/ Renal & Medical Registrar

Are you looking for an opportunity in December 2020? 

Whangarei is the largest hospital in Northland, providing secondary care services for the region, supported by three regional hospitals.   Northland covers an area of 12,600 square kilometres and has a population of approximately 158,000.  As a region Northland is renowned for its beautiful beaches and relaxed lifestyle. 

We are looking for a Renal Registrar to join our accredited basic and advanced physician training programme from December 2020. We are accredited for 24 months basic training and 12 months advanced physician training with the RACP. 

Grow your skills in our Registrar roles. Working closely with your consultant means you can widen your practice as your skills grow. The Renal service cares for 190 haemodialysis patients spread across the main unit in Whangarei and 2 satellite units in the mid and far north. We have a growing home therapy unit with 20 home haemodialysis patients and 40 peritoneal dialysis patients. The service cares for those who have a renal transplant (currently 110), as well as undertaking the regional vasculitis workload. We provide close supervision for trainees in acute and outpatient settings (including tunnelled dialysis line insertion and renal biopsy), allied with a commitment to teaching. There is an active clinical training programme with didactic sessions, interactive based teaching, and journal club. 

Whangarei Hospital provides secondary care services to a large rural region with many high health needs. Due to the population make up and the unselected nature of our admissions Registrars gain experience managing a wide variety of conditions including rarer conditions such as rheumatic fever, tuberculosis and meningococcal disease. 

Before applying you must have either general registration or be eligible for registration with the New Zealand Medical Council ( Check if you’re eligible here: 

For further information, please contact: 

Dr Walaa Saweirs,Consultant Nephrologist & Head of Department

Renal Unit, Whangarei Hospital,

Maunu Road,

Private Bag 9742,

Whangarei 0148