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Come to the sunny Bay of Plenty!

Roles like this don’t come up very often - combine a fresh, professional challenge with the fabulous beach lifestyle.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Consultant Endocrinologist and General Medicine Physician to join the team in Tauranga, Bay of Plenty – one of New Zealand’s most desirable lifestyle locations, located just 2.5 hours south of Auckland on the East Coast of the North Island.

  • Pack up the kids, the bikes and the paddleboards… and come on down!
  • Bring fresh ideas and your passion for service development
  • Permanent role, commencing 2021
  • FRACP or equivalent specialist qualifications, see below
  • 50/50 split role Endocrinology and Acute Medicine
  • Participate in the acute on call roster
  • Teaching hospital, very popular with junior doctors
  • Excellent schools and quality housing
  • Beautiful natural surroundings and marine life – white sandy beaches, stunning sunrises, native forest & birds, dolphins and orcas

The Role

The Medical Service provides specialist services across the Bay of Plenty district, which incorporates two hospital sites in Tauranga and Whakatāne (1 hour drive down the coast).  You will join a team of experienced Endocrinologists, Diabetes Specialist Nurses and Allied Health staff with a focus on the delivery of high-quality specialist care to the growing population across the Bay of Plenty. 

The Medical Service has established roles to ensure manageable workloads between acute and specialist practice responsibilities for our Physician team. The Acute Medicine/ Endocrinology split is approximately 50/50.

You will work with the team to deliver and develop further its district-wide service, implementing new and responsive solutions that meets the needs of the community accessing Endocrinology and Diabetes services across the two sites in Tauranga and Whakatāne. There is a focus on Māori health and a strong commitment to closing the gaps and reducing health inequalities by re-designing pathways with Māori (who make up 25.6% of the region’s population), to promote better access to healthcare services – particularly in relation to developing the Diabetes service.

Your experience of working in a culturally diverse setting will be advantageous.

For this role, you will have broad specialist experience in both General Internal Medicine/ Acute Medicine and Endocrinology and Diabetes, and a sound understanding of contemporary models of care, combined with experience of working in a culturally diverse setting.

In addition, you will have experience of taking an innovative approach to the development of services, through an integrated service model of care. You will have proven leadership skills and experience working in a multidisciplinary team environment; and an interest in medical education and teaching, including providing supervision and education to medical students, registrars and other clinical staff.

What’s on offer?

  • Total package ranges NZ$180,000 - $300,000 per annum, depending on experience
  • This includes: Base salary from NZ$164,369 to $244,560 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

The Location

Tauranga is now the 5th largest city in New Zealand with an urban population of 151,300 (regionally 255,102) and is only a 2.5 hour drive south of Auckland. It has always been a premier destination, but with the strong NZ economy and a buoyant housing market, Tauranga is now the fastest growing city in New Zealand.

Tauranga, and in particular the suburb of Mount Maunganui, is well known for many things - the mountain (Mauao), the sunshine, the café and restaurant scene, the surfing, the white sandy beaches and natural salt water hotpools, the local markets with fresh produce, the safe and family-friendly lifestyle with excellent schools, and high-end real estate.

There is a domestic airport with regular daily flights to Auckland's International airport (35 minutes), making connections to/from Tauranga very easy.

Don’t just take our word for it, visit these links for more lifestyle information: 

Tauranga & the Bay of Plenty and Wish You Were Working Here

Medical Registration

Ideally, you will hold Fellowship of the Australasian College of Physicians (FRACP) and full Vocational registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand (MCNZ).

Alternatively, if not NZ-trained, you must hold equivalent specialist qualifications in General Internal Medicine/ Acute Medicine and Endocrinology and Diabetes that will enable Provisional Vocational (long term) registration or Locum Tenens (short term up to 12 months) registration with MCNZ.

This means having completed your specialist training in one of the following countries, resulting in the qualifications listed below:

  • Australia (FRACP)
  • Canada (Fellowship in Internal Medicine of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada)
  • Ireland (Membership/ Fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland - via CCST/CCT only)
  • the UK (Membership/ Fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians of London/ Edinburgh or Membership/ Fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow - via CCST/ CCT only)
  • the USA (Certificate of the American Board of Internal Medicine, or Certificate of the American Osteopathic Board of Internal Medicine AND have a minimum of 2 years clinical experience in internal medicine after gaining Board certification)

Locum Tenens and Provisional Vocational registration are the two pathways to medical registration in NZ for Specialist Physicians and we can assist with your medical registration and visa, if successfully appointed.

Please note, a Doctor’s relevant qualifications must be verified by ECFMG using the EPIC system on behalf of the Medical Council of New Zealand. If you are committed to working in New Zealand, we encourage you to start this process off as soon as possible if you hold qualifications from outside NZ. You may to log on to EPIC and complete this step online.  EPIC verifies your identity and your qualifications directly with you. Log on to EPIC here and read the FAQs section about how to get started.


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

caroline@headmedical.com / +64 225214705

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