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New Year. New Job. New Lifestyle... New Zealand 2021

We're seeking an experienced Consultant Paediatric Dermatologist to work in one of the largest District Health Board’s in NZ, in the vibrant University city of Hamilton, North Island.

  • City lifestyle, just 90 minutes from Auckland
  • Permanent or 12 months fixed term, commencing 2021
  • FRACP or equivalent specialist qualifications, e.g. FRCP with CCT
  • Experience in Paediatric Dermatology essential
  • Enjoy restaurants and cafes, arts and culture, major sporting events
  • Affordable housing market and excellent schooling options
  • Easy access to the rest of the North Island, beautiful beaches, national parks, lakes and mountains

Waikato Hospital is a Level-1 trauma centre and one of New Zealand’s largest tertiary, teaching hospitals with over 600 inpatient beds and 22 operating theatres. They also run a secondary hospital in Thames, and three rural hospitals in Te Kuiti, Taumarunui, and Tokoroa.

The Dermatology Service provides predominantly medical dermatology care to a population of more than 426,300 and tertiary services to the midland region of more than 951,900 people. The service is based at Waikato Hospital in Hamilton, with both physical outreach clinics and teledermatology services to the wider Waikato region.

For this role, you will be experienced in paediatric dermatology and have a sound understanding of contemporary models of care.

In addition, you will also have proven leadership skills and experience working in a multidisciplinary team environment; an interest in medical education and teaching including the supervision of advanced trainees, dermatology nurses and medical students; and of course, a commitment to the service’s ongoing quality improvement programmes.

What’s on offer?

  • Total package ranges NZ$190,000 - $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
  • Plus assistance through the medical registration and visa process

The Location

(Hamilton city popn 160,000; Waikato region popn 426,300).

Situated right on the banks of the mighty Waikato River, Hamilton is the 4th largest city in NZ and it continues to expand. Key to this growth is its central location, easy access to other parts of the country and its affordability.

Auckland is only a 90 minute drive north and Tauranga is just over an 1hr to the east.  The west coast and east coast beaches are within easy reach at weekends from Raglan, Mount Maunganui, Waihi Beach and of course, the stunning Coromandel Peninsula. And don't forget the 18 tranquil lakes towards Rotorua, also just 1hr 25mins away. 

Enjoy the premier ski fields during ski season at Turangi and Whakapapa. Nearby Lake Karapiro hosts national rowing and dragonboat regattas each summer. The FMG Stadium Waikato hosts a range of top quality sports from rugby league, rugby sevens and football. Seddon Park is home to cricket in the Waikato, with large cricket events in the summer (the Blackcaps taking on visiting international teams). It's also not far to drive to the Hobbiton, which is a great place to take the family for a day out.

  • Enjoy an urban or semi-rural lifestyle - whatever suits your family best
  • Buoyant property market and a wide range of schools to choose from
  • University city, diverse mix of arts and culture, cafes, bars and restaurants

Find out more about the lifestyle in Hamilton here

Requirements for this role

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

If you are an overseas paediatric dermatologist, you will hold equivalent specialist qualifications from either Australia, Canada, Ireland, the UK or USA (American Board Certified) that will enable Provisional Vocational (long term) registration or Locum Tenens (short term) registration in Dermatology.

These are the two specialist pathways for medical registration in NZ for dermatologists and we can assist with medical registration and facilitate the work visa, if successfully appointed.

For more details regarding the registration process, please see the following link: Dermatology in NZ

** Primary Source Verification using EPIC **

From 1st November 2017, all relevant 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 encourage doctors to start this process off as soon as possible if you hold qualifications from outside NZ.  Delays in verifications can impact on start dates, if not completed timeously.  Candidates are invited 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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