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Physician with Stroke Speciality, Acute Stroke Unit

Whangārei Northland, New Zealand

  • Permanent, full-time position (1 FTE)
  • Whangārei, Northland NZ
  • Internal Medicine – Stroke Specialty

Our client is seeking a Stroke Physician to work at their main Hospital. This is a full-time, permanent consultant role based in Northland, New Zealand.

We are looking for a skilled and motivated specialist with hyper acute stroke experience to join our busy department and provide consultant care to inpatients at Whāngarei.

Northland has one of the highest rates of stroke and TIA in the country, currently admitting around 350 strokes per annum.  We run a comprehensive stroke service with a 6 bed Hyper-Acute/ Acute Stroke Unit (which will soon expand to 10 beds) as well as a closely linked rehabilitation unit. We provide 24/7 care including stroke thrombolysis and are closely linked to Auckland City Hospital where we can transfer patients for thrombectomy.

Alongside our team of experienced physicians, you will provide thrombolysis assessment in working hours including assessment for mechanical thrombectomy where appropriate. You will provide supervision to junior doctors as well as participate in the afterhours on call rota including weekend acute stroke specialist ward rounds.

Ideally you will bring experience in the stroke specialty; however we would also be happy to hear from those experienced in acute medicine with an interest and commitment to take on acute stroke. This post can be modified to suit the candidate’s interest and parent specialty. Candidates with neurology, acute medicine or geriatric medicine experience would be encouraged to participate in the inpatient and outpatient services for those specialities. If this sound likes your next challenge please feel free to contact us today.

To be considered you must have or be eligible for vocational (or locum tenens – special purpose) registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand in an Internal Medicine scope of practice. For more information about the MCNZ registration process please visit – www.mcnz.org.nz

Our client offers a competitive relocation package to support you and your family to make the move to Whangārei. If you are currently overseas/ not yet registered, we can assist you with the application process to obtain MCNZ registration. 

If you are interested in this position, please apply online and attach an up to date copy of your CV for consideration. 

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

alasdairl@headmedical.com / 0131 357 1848

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