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Be based in NZ’s coolest hotspot in the central North Island!

We’re seeking an experienced Consultant Radiologist for the District General Hospital in Rotorua, in the beautiful Lakes region, North Island. 

Rotorua is a small city (population 72,500) in the central North Island, and for those who enjoy the outdoors and adventure/ adrenalin sports, you won’t get a better location. Its also an ideal spot to explore the rest of the country.

  • Permanent position, commencing 2020
  • Stunning landscapes – lakes, mountains, national parks, geothermal activity
  • FRANZCR or equivalent specialist qualifications, e.g. FRCR with CCT
  • Join a team of 6 consultants and a registrar
  • Teleradiology service reduces time spent on call  
  • Opportunity to work in private practice
  • Well-respected teaching hospital, popular with doctors in training
  • 1.5T Philips Achieva MR unit; GE Resolution GSI CT, Siemens Artis Zee C-arm fluoroscopy suite; GE Logic ultrasound units & GE Centricity RIS/PACS 
  • Easy access to beautiful beaches and seasonal premier ski fields 

Lakes District Health Board provides secondary healthcare services via their two hospital sites, in Rotorua and Taupo (catchment population 105,000). Both hospitals have recently had significant upgrades, providing a modern, spacious working environment.

For this role, you will have recent broad specialist experience in Radiology, comfortable working in a range of modalities, as this is very much a generalist role.

In addition, you will have 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; and of course, a commitment in contributing to 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$161,304 to $240,000 pa (approx £82,000 to £122,000 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


If you’re not familiar with this part of New Zealand, Rotorua and the Lakes region is 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.

Although it’s a relatively 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.

If you enjoy the adrenalin buzz; hanging off rocks, jumping off bridges, rafting down fierce water, doing triathlons, ziplining through trees, mountain biking some great trails, then you’ll love it here…

But there’s lots to do if you also enjoy a more leisurely pace of life too, with funky little cafés, bars and restaurants, fishing, sailing, exploring the many lakes, as well as the proximity to places such as the beaches in Tauranga (1hr drive), Hamilton (1hr 20min) and Auckland (3 hrs). You can simply enjoy living in a unique location in a lovely climate.

It’s also an area steeped in history and legend, a place where Tikanga Māori (Māori culture) is celebrated – making this a truly unique place to live.

There is a domestic airport with daily flights to Auckland’s international airport, making connections to/from Rotorua very easy (45 minutes).

Find out more about the Rotorua Lifestyle here

Requirements for this role

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

Alternatively, if not NZ-trained, you will hold equivalent specialist qualifications from either the UK (via CCT), Australia (FRANZCR), Canada (FRCPSC)(DR), South Africa (FC Rad Diag(SA)) or the USA (American Board Certified) that will enable specialist registration with Medical Council of New Zealand via the Provisional Vocational registration (long term) pathway or Locum Tenens (short term, up to 12 months) registration pathway.

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

** 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.

Photo credit:  https://www.rotoruanz.com/


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

caroline@headmedical.com / +64 225214705

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