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Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecology - Lakes - New Zealand

Consultant - Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Ref: 5326 Date Posted: Monday 09 Apr 2018
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We are seeking a Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecology to be based in Bay of Plenty, to join a team of 7 Specialists. This position has become available as a result of SMO planned retirement.

The hospital and role

Lakes District Health Board provides healthcare for a population of 108,000 people through their hospitals located at the centre of the North Island of New Zealand, at two stunning settings next to Lake Rotorua and Lake Taupo.

The hospital underwent a rebuild in 2013 including new ward areas, ITU and theatres, and a state of the art ambulatory outpatient area for Gynaecology, to facilitate outpatient hysteroscopy and Colposcopy/LETZ.

The successful candidate will provide services in Rotorua and Taupo, participate in a 1:6 acute call roster and enjoy excellent support from the Anaesthetic, Surgical, Radiology and Intensive Care teams. The O&G Team consists of seven specialists (two job share), two registrars and dedicated SHO support. They also provide attachments/teaching for 5th and 6th year medical students from Auckland Medical School.

A special interest is desirable but not essential. There would be an opportunity to develop a special interest which would be supported by the DHB.

What’s on offer?

  • Total package circa NZ$180,000 - $300,000 pa (approx. £93,000 - £155,000 pa), depending on level of experience
  • Includes base salary range NZ$158,141 - $230,000 pa
  • Includes NZ$16,000 CME Allowance pa + 10 days leave pa to attend conferences 
  • Relocation assistance available

And the lifestyle and location are ideal:

If you’re not familiar with this part of New Zealand, Rotorua and the lakes region is visually stunning and an area of unique natural beauty and geothermal activity, offering a great outdoors lifestyle, perfect for taking advantage of the region’s hot summers and mild winters.

There are 13 different lakes in the immediate area and easy road access to the rest of the North Island and Auckland, so day trips to the beaches in the East and to the seasonal ski slopes in the West are only an hour away by car. Although this location is a small city (population 59,000), it’s vibrant and has a huge tourist and adventure sports industry that drives the local economy and welcomes tourists from all over the world, all year round.

It’s a mountain bike haven, with amazing trails and events, but you can also enjoy whitewater rafting, paddle boarding, ziplining, parasailing, sailing, kayaking, hillwalking, hiking, golfing and leisure parks. There are 14 fishable lakes with some excellent river fishing to be had (rainbow and brown trout). Major sporting events take place here every year, especially triathlons and other multisport events, which draws crowds from all over NZ and internationally. But there’s lots to do if you enjoy a more leisurely pace of life, with funky little cafes and a wide array of restaurants, you can simply enjoy the great outdoors and natural surroundings in a lovely climate.

There is a domestic airport with daily flights to Auckland International Airport, making connections to/from Rotorua really easy.

Find out more about the Rotorua Lifestyle here

Next steps

Please get in touch with Tina at tina@headmedical.com with a copy of your cv

If this sounds like the perfect job you can apply using the blue button below. Or if you’d like to find out more about this job or have an informal chat, please get in touch with us:

Tina Gesquiere

Recruitment Consultant

Tel: +44 (0)131 240 5258 LinkedIn