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Consultant in Transfusion Medicine - Cosmopolitan and Multicultural Auckland, the stunning 'City of Sails' - New Zealand

Consultant - Medicine
Ref: 3973 Date Posted: Monday 25 Sep 2017
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Combine a new professional challenge with life in a vibrant, multicultural city that offers a relaxed outdoors lifestyle and an ideal climate.

We are working with NZ Blood to find an experienced Consultant in Transfusion Medicine to be based in Auckland.  NZ Blood supports the health sector with safe blood products on a time critical basis and employs 560 people across its centres around New Zealand.

*We are also advertising a corresponding role in Wellington - apply for one or apply for both!

The Role

The Auckland Blood Centre is responsible for both provision of a clinical transfusion medicine service to Auckland hospitals and also clinical management of issues within the Collection and Production facilities of the Auckland Centre. The Auckland Area is responsible for collecting and processing approximately 55,000 donations each year and is also responsible for provision of hospital blood banking services at Auckland City hospital. The Area includes the national red cell reference and Tissue typing laboratories and an active apheresis unit including a clinical apheresis programme.

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

Given the permanent nature of this role, you will hold either FRACP/ FRCPA or equivalent qualifications (with subspecialist qualifications and experience specifically in Transfusion Medicine).

You should be eligible for Provisional Vocational registration with Medical Council of New Zealand (or already hold full Vocational registration with MCNZ). Provisional vocational registration is the specialist pathway for registration for international medical graduates and we can assist with paperwork if you are successfully appointed.

Please check here to self-assess your eligibility on the Medical Council of New Zealand website.

The Location

Auckland is a vibrant, sophisticated coastal city that consistently rates in the top five cities in the world to live in. It easily blends contemporary living, a rich heritage, economic innovation and success with a uniqueness that makes it a first class destination for all. Auckland is a cosmopolitan environment. It’s lucky inhabitants enjoy beautiful beaches, native forests and spacious city parklands in a warm and sunny climate. Situated between two beautiful natural harbours, the ‘City of Sails’ is known for its sailing, superyachts and outdoor lifestyle. Auckland’s fabulous real estate, eclectic cafes, top restaurants, sophisticated nightlife, boutique shops, markets and its ability to host world class events make it a city hard to ignore.

Picture yourself exploring the city on a weekend - strolling along the waterfront in the sunshine, having brunch or a coffee with friends, some shopping and then some fabulous locally-sourced food for dinner.

It’s also known for its diversity with so many cultures and nations represented - from Maori and Pacific Island, to the UK, Europe and Asia - you can see and enjoy this genuine ‘world city’. There is so much on offer here - in the largest and most diverse city in New Zealand.

There’s never been a better time to look more closely at what NZ has to offer:

  • Great public transport links around Auckland City
  • International Airport, meaning flight connections to/from NZ are really easy
  • Excellent education system, with private and public schools, as well as prestigious tertiary institutions
  • Strong real estate market and housing to suit your lifestyle needs – apartment, townhouse, or lifestyle block
  • Explore the great outdoors from beaches to mountains, see native birds and marine life in their natural habitat
  • Living well and feeling healthy is positively embraced as a lifestyle for all the family
  • Voted the best place in world to raise a family by the 2014 HSBC Expat Explorer Survey, with the report describing it as “an ideal destination to raise active, outdoorsy and healthy children.”

This is a perfect place to experience the famously high Kiwi quality of life, whilst also enjoying a fresh professional challenge.

For more details, contact Laura Sanders at with a copy of your CV.