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We're seeking a Consultant Cardiologist for an expanding team, based in Palmerston North, in the central North Island. The multidisciplinary Cardiology Service includes community-based cardiology services, as well as the development of the hospital-based secondary care service.
- Just a 2 hour drive from NZ’s capital city of Wellington
- Permanent position
- FRACP or equivalent qualifications, e.g. FRCP with CCT
- Participate in the on-call service
- Easy commute to and from work
- Affordable housing and excellent schools
- Welcoming, multicultural community
- Excellent central location to explore the rest of the North Island, including the west coast beaches in Foxton and Himatangi, the fabulous Hawke’s Bay vineyards, premier ski resorts, as well as the lakes in Taupo and Rotorua.
Our client advises, There are facilities for exercise ECG’s, ambulatory monitoring, echocardiography (including TOE), diagnostic cardiac angiography, and the insertion and follow up of permanent pacemakers. There is a well-established heart failure service and the service is implementing the national standards for cardiac care.
The MidCentral Health Cardiology Service is currently undertaking extensive planning to develop the existing service including dedicated diagnostic angiography and pacemaker implantation facilities.
For this role, you will have broad specialist experience cardiology, and a sound understanding of contemporary models of care.
In addition, you will have; proven clinical leadership skills and experience working in a multidisciplinary team environment; an interest in medical education and teaching, including providing supervision and education to medical students, registrars and other clinical staff; and of course, a commitment to ongoing quality improvement programmes.
What’s on offer?
- Total package ranges NZ$190,000 - $300,000 per annum, depending on experience
- This includes: Base salary from NZ$161,304 to $240,000 pa, depending on level of experience; On call calculated on top of your base; Continuing Medical Education Allowance NZ$16,000 + 10 days CME leave pa.
- Plus relocation assistance
Palmerston North (population: urban 80,000, regional 168,000) is a vibrant, youthful city, recognised by the Pan Pacific Safe Communities Network as an international safe community and is located in the centre of the North Island of New Zealand, set at the foot of the Tararua mountain range. It has all the facilities that you would expect of a city, yet is still compact, accessible and easy to navigate.
The Manawatu region attracts people from far and wide. There is a lot to offer families of all ages. Living here is affordable, with high quality housing and the primary, secondary and tertiary education facilities have an excellent reputation. Massey University attracts international students with its variety of programmes in business, technology, sciences (including the only Vet school in NZ), agriculture and horticulture. The Newcomers Network welcomes and embraces new arrivals and cultures to the city, connecting you to others who have already made the move. It’s also home to the military community as both the Army and Air Force have bases here. There are plenty of cafes and restaurants, and a wealth of sporting activities and community festivals, if you want to get involved. The commute to work is only 10-15 minutes from anywhere in the city.
If you prefer to live in a smaller township, just a 15 minute drive away from Palmerston North is Feilding, voted New Zealand’s most beautiful town 16 times, with its gorgeous gardens, Edwardian buildings and quiet neighbourhoods, and Farmers Markets at the weekends, it’s a great place to be based with a real sense of community.
Whether you decide to live in Palmerston North itself or Feilding, or any of the other small towns in the Manawatu region, the location in the middle of the North Island means you will be within easy driving distance of premier ski resorts at Turangi, Turoa and Whakapapa to the north, the lush Hawke’s Bay wine region to the east, clean and quiet unspoilt beaches (Himatangi, Foxton, Otaki) along the West Coast, and of course, to the South is NZ’s capital city of Wellington (2 hour drive). The local airport has daily commuter flights to Wellington and Auckland, making international flight connections easy.
View this short video to see more: “Move to Manawatu” (courtesy of ManawatuNZ.co.nz)
Explore Palmerston North and the Manawatu region here
Ideally, you will hold FRACP and full Vocational registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand (MCNZ).
If you are an overseas specialist cardiologist, you will hold equivalent specialist qualifications from either Australia (FRACP), the UK (via CCT), Ireland (via CCT), Canada (FRCPC) or USA (Board Certified) that will enable Provisional Vocational (long term) registration or Locum Tenens (short term up to 12 months) registration.
These are the specialist pathways for medical registration in NZ for cardiologists and either the Hospital or Head Medical can assist with medical registration and the work visa, if successfully appointed.
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Photo credit: The Square, Palmerston North - ManawatuNZ.co.nz