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We’re seeking an experienced and enthusiastic Consultant Radiologist to work in a team of 6 other Consultants and a training Registrar in Rotorua Hospital, in the beautiful Lakes region of the central North Island.

With modern and spacious facilities, a friendly atmosphere and a varied workload, Rotorua Hospital is also recognised as being one of the most popular training hospitals amongst trainees – as well as being a fantastic location to be based with all the lifestyle advantages you look for when looking at NZ.

All great reasons to make the move and advance your career, and truly achieve real work life balance with your family.

  • Permanent position commencing 2018
  • Excellent department, friendly team
  • FRANZCR or equivalent specialist qualification, e.g. FRCR
  • Opportunity to work in private practice
  • Well-balanced role with a broad caseload, clinical sessions & non-clinical time

You will have broad clinical experience and skills across Radiology (and your special interest area) along with a sound understanding of contemporary models of care; 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 and willingness to be involved in ongoing quality improvement programmes.

You will provide imaging in most modalities via: 

  • 1.5T Siemans Aera MR unit (new Oct 2016) 
  • GE Revolution GSI CT 
  • Siemens Artis Zee C-arm fluoroscopy suite 
  • GE Logic ultrasound units & GE Centricity RIS/PACS
  • Teleradiology service reduces call back time

*When sending your CV, please include details of modalities you use on a day to day basis.

What’s on offer?

  • Total package circa NZ$180,000 - $300,000 pa, depending on level of experience*
  • Includes base salary range NZ$158,141 - $230,000 pa (£82,700 - £120,000) depending on level of experience*
  • Annual $16,000 Continuing Medical Education allowance & 10 days CME leave to attend conferences*
  • Multidisciplinary team working
  • Plus relocation assistance

*For less than full-time roles, salaries are pro rata based on the commitment.

And the lifestyle and location are ideal:

  • NZ’s coolest hotspot – a lovely drive just 2hrs 46mins from Auckland
  • Wide range of city amenities: 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 lakes, national parks, mountains and premier ski-fields

The Location

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.

Families of all ages can enjoy so many activities, regardless of skill level - just have a go!

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.

It’s also an area steeped in NZ history, a place where Maori culture is celebrated – making this a truly unique place to live.

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

Requirement for this role

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

Alternatively, if not NZ trained or based, you will hold equivalent specialist qualifications from either UK & Ireland (via CCT), Australia, Canada, South Africa or USA that will enable Provisional Vocational (long term) registration or Locum Tenens (short term up to 12 months) registration. These are the specialist pathways for medical registration in NZ for General Surgeons and we can assist with medical registration and work visa applications, if you are successfully appointed.

A further registration pathway may be applicable if you are an overseas trained Radiologist with at least 33 months (out of the last 48 months) specialist/ consultant level experience from a country considered to have a comparable health system by The Medical Council of New Zealand (click on the link to check if your experience is applicable).

Please visit the MCNZ website for details on the medical registration requirements, including primary source verification of your qualifications which was introduced by MCNZ 1st November 2017.

For more details, please contact Caroline at caroline@headmedical.com with a copy of your CV.

Please note, Caroline is based in Wellington, New Zealand, having made the move with her family from the UK in September 2017.


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

caroline@headmedical.com / +64 225214705

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