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Combine a fresh, professional challenge with the beach lifestyle, and spend Christmas and New Year in Tauranga.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Consultant Medical Oncologist to join Tauranga Hospital in the stunning Bay of Plenty region, for a period of 12 to 18 months.

  • Relaxed coastal living by the beach
  • Fixed Term contract for 12 to 18 months
  • FRACP or equivalent specialist qualifications
  • Ideally eligible for Locum Tenens registration with MCNZ
  • Be available to commence late 2019

Our client is seeking a Medical Oncologist who is going to help innovate and integrate medical oncology services across primary and secondary care, and lead service development with a key focus on Maori Health and the growing ethnic diversity in the region.

For this role, therefore, you will have broad specialist experience in medical oncology and a sound understanding of contemporary models of care.  

You will also have 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 in contributing to ongoing quality improvement programmes.

What’s on offer?

  • Total package circa NZ$180,000 - $300,000 pa depending on experience
  • Includes base salary range NZ$161,304 - $240,000 pa depending on experience
  • Continuing Medical Education Allowance NZ$16,000 pa + 10 days CME leave
  • Relocation assistance

The Location

Tauranga is now the 5th largest city in New Zealand with an urban population of 130,000 (regionally 230,000) 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.

  • Excellent schools with a tertiary campus that opened in 2019
  • Live in a beachfront property, apartment, townhouse, or semi-rurally
  • Enjoy the beach life – paddleboard, surf, fish, kayak, swim and coastal walks
  • See diverse marine life – dolphins, whales and orca

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

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

Medical Registration Requirement

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

Alternatively, if not NZ trained or based, you will hold equivalent specialist qualifications from either the UK (via CCT), Ireland (via CCT), Australia, Canada or USA that will enable Locum Tenens (up to 12 months) specialist registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand.

Primary Source Verification of Qualifications via EPIC

From 1st November 2017, all relevant medical qualifications must now 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 recommend starting this process off as early as possible if you hold qualifications from outside NZ.

Doctors are required to complete this step online, as EPIC verifies an individual’s identity and medical qualifications. 

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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