Put down the smartphone and pick up your sunglasses… and head to Gisborne, New Zealand.
We are seeking a Consultant Anaesthetist for a modern and spacious non-metropolitan hospital in Gisborne - one of the most picturesque parts of New Zealand where the work/life balance is truly a way of life.
- Coastal community where work/ life balance is truly a way of life
- International doctor community from UK, Europe, Scandinavia & the USA
- Affordable housing and excellent schools
- Beautiful natural surroundings and marine life – white sandy beaches, native forest, dolphins, whales & native birds
You will be an excellent communicator and comfortable working in a small professional team. The Hospital is well supported locally by comprehensive surgical services, and has a full range of diagnostic facilities on site including a new MRI scanner, CT scanner and 24 hour on-site laboratory facilities. They also have strong ties with their tertiary referral centre in Hamilton.
Gisborne Hospital is committed to the needs of Maori who make up 65% of admissions to the hospital and form 46.2% of the region’s total population of 46,000. So there is also an active focus on Maori Health issues and respecting Maori culture and customs with regards to patient care. For those not from New Zealand, this provides valuable exposure and experiences both professionally and socially.
- Total package circa NZ$180,000 - $280,000 pa (Base salary NZ$155,040 - $219,000 pa)
- Total package includes NZ$16,000 CME Allowance pa + 10 days leave pa to attend conferences
- Dedicated non-clinical time and multidisciplinary teamworking
- Relocation assistance is available
Opened in 1985, this secondary hospital and is both modern and well equipped. Services include: medicine, general surgery, orthopaedics, mental health & addiction services, gynaecology, obstetrics, child health, intensive and coronary care, assessment and rehabilitation, emergency department, laboratory, radiology, physiotherapy, dietetics, orthotics, occupational therapy, audiology, social work, domiciliary care and palliative care. As part of the range of services, the hospital also provides public health, health promotion, primary care and community based mental health services.
They have established systems for tertiary support and clinical backup with Waikato Hospital, Auckland Hospital and Starship Hospital. This includes clinical advice and urgent transfer if required.
People tend to be very relaxed, have more space and queues and traffic jams are rarities, especially here on the East Cape of the North Island. Gisborne is the major coastal city of the Tairawhiti region (regional population 46,000), known for its laidback lifestyle and white sandy beaches.
Referred to as “Gizzy” by the locals, it features a prevalent café culture and restaurants which serve locally sourced fresh produce, and some of the best New Zealand wines and cheeses. Local schools are excellent and real estate is affordably priced – there is something ideal to suit your needs from apartments, townhouses, something more rural (lifestyle block) or close to Wainui Beach.
Major industries contributing to the local economy include horticulture, wine production, farming, forestry and fishing. A number of international Doctors have successfully made their home here from the UK, Scandinavia, Europe and the USA. The children enjoy the outdoor life and the schools are of a high standard, so its an excellent location for families.
Gisborne generally enjoys warm summers (up to mid-30s degrees) and mild winters and is one of the sunniest places in New Zealand with average yearly sunshine of around 2200 hours. And it's also the first place in New Zealand to see the sunrise each morning.
Locals enjoy easy access to a fantastic untouched natural environment, which lends itself to such outdoor pastimes as surfing, paddle boarding, fishing, sailing, swimming, mountain biking and hill walking to name a few. It’s also a popular holiday destination for other visiting Kiwis in the summertime, drawn to the hot summer weather and annual music festivals, vineyard tours and surfing competitions.
Find out more about Gisborne and the East Cape here
Given the permanent nature of this role, you should be eligible for provisional vocational registration with Medical Council of New Zealand (or already hold vocational registration with MCNZ). This is the specialist pathway for registration and we can assist with paperwork if you are successfully appointed. You can check the MCNZ website here to self-assess your eligibility for this pathway.
Alternatively, eligibility for Locum Tenens registration with Medical Council of New Zealand will also be viewed favourably. Locum Tenens is a short term specialist registration, valid for up to 12 months only, which takes only 30 days to process once submitted.
Contact Caroline O’Hagan for more details or send your cv to email@example.com
Please note, Caroline is based in Wellington, New Zealand.