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Consultant Radiologist - Beach Lifestyle & Work-Life Balance - New Zealand

Consultant - Radiology
Ref: 4735 Date Posted: Wednesday 14 Feb 2018
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New Year. New Job. New Lifestyle in 2018.

We are seeking a Consultant Radiologist for a modern and spacious non-metropolitan hospital in Gisborne, one of the most picturesque parts of New Zealand, where the work/life balance is truly a way of life.

  • Relaxed beachside lifestyle, ideal for families
  • Interest and experience in mammography desirable
  • International doctor community from NZ, USA, UK and Scandinavia
  • Affordable housing and excellent schools

For this role, you will be an experienced radiologist comfortable working in a range of modalities.

The Department is small and dynamic, offering Digital General X-ray (DR), Ingenia 1.5T MRI, Aquilion 64 slice CT, Echocardiography, Digital Mammography and Ultrasound. The department operates the Philips RIS/PACS. 

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 (approx £82,000 to £120,000), depending on level of experience
  • Annual $16,000 Continuing Medical Education allowance + 10 days CME leave to attend conferences etc.
  • Plus dedicated non-clinical time and multidisciplinary teamworking
  • Plus relocation assistance is additional

The Hospital

Opened in 1985, this secondary hospital and is modern and well-equipped. Services include: medicine, general surgery, orthopaedics, mental health & addiction services, gynaecology, obstetrics, child health, intensive and coronary care, assessment and rehabilitation, emergency department, laboratory, radiology, physiotherapy, dietetics, orthotics, occupational therapy, audiology, social work, domiciliary care and palliative care. As part of the range of services, the hospital also provides public health, health promotion, primary care and community based mental health services.

They have established systems for tertiary support and clinical backup with Waikato Hospital, Auckland Hospital and Starship Hospital. This includes clinical advice and urgent transfer if required.

The Hospital is committed to the needs of Maori who make up 65% of admissions to the hospital and form 46.2% of the region’s total population of 46,000. So there is also an active focus on Maori Health issues and respecting Maori culture and customs with regards to patient care. For those not from New Zealand, this provides valuable exposure and experiences both professionally and socially.

The Location

Gisborne features a prevalent café culture and restaurants which serve locally sourced fresh produce, award winning wines and cheeses. Local schools are excellent and real estate is affordably priced – there is something ideal to suit your needs from apartments, townhouses, something more rural (lifestyle block) or close to Wainui Beach. Gisborne generally enjoys warm summers (up to mid-30s) and mild winters and is considered one of the sunniest places in New Zealand.

Locals enjoy easy access to a fantastic untouched natural environment, which lends itself to such outdoor pastimes as surfing, paddle boarding, fishing, sailing, swimming, mountain biking and hill walking etc. It’s also a popular holiday destination for other visiting Kiwis in the summertime, drawn to the hot summer weather, annual music festivals, vineyard tours and surfing competitions. 

Over the years, a number of international doctors and their families have successfully made their home here, relocating from the UK, Scandinavia, Europe and the USA.

Find out more about Gisborne and the Tairawhiti region 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, e.g. FRCR and CCT, or US Board Certification, which are eligible for Provisional Vocational registration (long term) or Locum Tenens registration (short term up to 12 months and takes only 30 days to process). These are the specialist pathways for medical registration in NZ and we can assist with the registration and work visa applications if you are successfully appointed.

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 now based in Wellington, New Zealand, having made the move back to NZ with her family in September 2017.

 

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:

Caroline O'Hagan

Associate Partner (NZ)

Tel: +64 225214705 LinkedIn