We are seeking a Consultant Cardiologist for a 350 bed district general hospital in Palmerston North, (7th largest city in NZ) in the central North Island.
This is a large teaching hospital that is well-respected and enjoys close links with both Auckland and Otago Medical Schools, New Zealand.
- Just a 2 hour drive from Wellington City
- Large regional teaching hospital
- Experience in clinical leadership & service development desirable
- Rewarding role both professionally and socially
As Cardiologist, you will participate in the continuing expansion of their multidisciplinary Cardiology Service. This includes the provision of community based cardiology services, as well as the development of the hospital based secondary care service.
Palmerston North hospital has a six-bed Coronary Care Unit and dedicated attached cardiac ward. 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 Cardiology Service is currently undertaking extensive planning to develop the existing service including dedicated diagnostic angiography and pacemaker implantation facilities.
- Total package circa NZ$180,000 - $300,000 pa (approx. £97,000 - £162,000 pa), depending on level of experience
- Includes base salary range NZ$155,040 - $219,000 pa
- Includes NZ$16,000 CME Allowance pa + 10 days leave pa to attend conferences
- Dedicated non-clinical time and multidisciplinary teamworking
- Relocation assistance available
Palmerston North (population: urban 80,000, regional 168,000) has a genuine, easygoing vibe. It has all the facilities that you would expect of a city, yet is still compact and easy to navigate. There are plenty of cafes and restaurants, a local airport and a wealth of sporting activities and community festivals if you want to get involved. Living here is affordable, with high quality housing and a reputation for its excellent primary, secondary and tertiary education facilities, there is a lot to offer families of all ages. And the commute to work is circa 10-15 minutes from anywhere in the city.
If you prefer to live a semi-rural relaxed lifestyle, just a 15 minute drive away from Palmerston North is the town of Feilding, voted New Zealand’s most beautiful town 14 times, with its gorgeous gardens, Edwardian buildings and Farmers Markets at the weekend, it’s a great place for families with a real sense of community and hospitality.
Whether you decide to live in Palmerston North itself or Feilding, or any of the other little 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 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 Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch, making international flight connections very easy.
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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.
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Please note, Caroline is now based in Wellington, New Zealand.