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If you’ve always thought about a move to New Zealand, the Greater Wellington region offers so much!

We are working with Hutt Valley District Health Board (HVDHB) to find an experienced Consultant Diagnostic and Interventional Radiologist, on a full-time basis, to be based in Lower Hutt, just 15-20 mins drive from Wellington city centre.

Radiologists in New Zealand are well-remunerated and enjoy good working conditions and an excellent work life balance.

And the Greater Wellington region is ideal living for those who want to live close to an international airport and enjoy all the facilities a major city brings, yet also live affordably in the beautiful Hutt Valley.

  • Permanent or fixed term (12 months minimum) position, commencing 2018
  • FRANZCR or equivalent specialist qualifications
  • Broad range of diagnostic skills, along with some interventional skills, is ideal
  • Balance city life and family life in a lovely location

As a “generalist” radiologist, you will have broad clinical skills and experience across Radiology along with a sound understanding of contemporary models of care; proven 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 and willingness to be involved in ongoing quality improvement programmes.

You will be able to perform a broad range of Medical Imaging procedures, including (but not limited to):

  • General Radiology
  • Ultrasound, CT
  • Barium studies, Fluoroscopy
  • Angiography and Interventional studies
  • Mammography and Scintigraphy

What’s on offer?

  • Total package circa NZ$180,000 - $300,000 pa, depending on level of experience
  • Includes base salary range NZ$158,141 - $230,000 pa (£82,700 - £120,000) depending on level of experience
  • Annual NZ$16,000 Continuing Medical Education allowance & 10 days CME leave to attend conferences
  • Dedicated non-clinical time and multidisciplinary team working
  • Plus relocation assistance

If you would like to apply with your CV, please include details of modalities you use on a day to day basis.

The Hospital

Hutt Valley District Health Board has a catchment area of approx 145,000 incorporating of Hutt City (Lower Hutt), Upper Hutt, Petone, Wainuiomata and Eastbourne. 

The Radiology Department has recently undergone significant service improvements and there is an emphasis on family-friendly working and working collaboratively and all round job satisfaction. In addition, they now have a new CT and MRI scanner and with regional services such as Burns and Plastics, as well as Rheumatology, there’s much to get excited about and think about your next career move. Hutt Valley really is a great place to appreciate the benefits of balancing work and family life.


Wellington is the political and cultural centre of New Zealand, offering the luxury of living in a small city with big city advantages, with a magnificent harbour framed by hills. There’s a very vibrant and cosmopolitan vibe to the city, with a huge array of cultural events, galleries, cafes and restaurants.

Housing is of a high quality with a range of lifestyle options whether you want to live in a city apartment, beach house, townhouse or country property and nearly every inhabitant lives within 3km of the coast.

This vibrant lifestyle continues around the coast to “The Hutt”, as its called by the locals, with fantastic suburbs between Wellington City and Lower Hutt, such as Khandallah, Johnsonville, Petone, Alicetown, Woburn, Eastbourne, there are so many different housing options whether you prefer luxury apartments or large family homes with some green space.

Education facilities are of a very high standard, with both public and private schools with excellent Education review Office reports (EROs). In addition, with three globally ranked Universities with campus’ in Wellington, there are many options for your children whatever route they choose to take in life. Victoria University houses a wide range of faculties and schools, as does Massey University. 

The international airport makes connections to the other parts of the world and elsewhere within New Zealand very easy.

You can also catch the ferry from Wellington and drive down through the South Island, which is very popular with locals and tourists. Beyond the city and its beautiful harbour you have a wild and rugged coastline, mountains, ski fields, wineries and historical towns all within easy reach making this a perfect lifestyle destination.

  • Excellent schools (the NZ school year commences in January)
  • Compact city location – waterfront promenade, cafes and restaurants, Te Papa Museum, Weta Film Studios, shopping
  • Stunning wildlife and natural landscape – sandy beaches, the eco-sanctuary and native bush, and Kapiti Island 
  • Sea kayaking, island hopping, bush walking through the Botanic Gardens, mountain biking at Makara Peak

Click here to find out more about Wellington City and Hutt Valley in the Greater Wellington region

Requirement for this role

Ideally you will hold FRANZCR and full Vocational registration with Medical Council of New Zealand (MCNZ).

Alternatively, if not NZ trained or based, you will hold equivalent specialist qualifications from either UK, Ireland, Australia, Canada or USA 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 Radiologists and we can assist with medical registration and work visa applications, if you are successfully appointed.

Please visit the MCNZ website for details on the medical registration requirements, including primary source verification of your qualifications which was introduced by MCNZ 1st November 2017.

For more details, please contact Caroline at caroline@headmedical.com with a copy of your CV.

Please note, Caroline is based in Wellington, New Zealand, having made the move with her family in September 2017.


For a discussion about this role or
other opportunities contact Caroline today.

caroline@headmedical.com / +64 225214705

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