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A beautiful spot on the West Coast of the North Island: Taranaki.

We’re seeking an experienced Consultant Radiologist to join the team at the Taranaki Base Hospital (230 bed) in New Plymouth, the main city within the Taranaki Province (population 118,000).

  • Relaxed family living surrounded by a stunning landscape
  • Permanent position commencing 2020
  • FRANZCR or equivalent specialist qualifications, e.g. FRCR with CCT
  • Essential skills include Plain Film, Ultrasound, CT, and MRI reporting
  • Ideally subspecialty interest in: musculoskeletal MRI; general interventional radiology (no intracranial work); CT colonography; CT cardiology; or nuclear medicine
  • All modalities are digital with voice recognition reporting
  • Join a team of 8 other Consultant Radiologists
  • Easy commute to and from work
  • Easy access to beautiful beaches and seasonal premier ski fields 

You will join a department of approx 70 staff members, which includes; Radiologists, Sonographers, specialized MRI and CT Technologists, two Nuclear Medicine Technologists, 4 Registered Nurses, Medical Radiation Technologists, and Administration and IT support staff. 

The team reports from; 6 General rooms; 1 Angiographic & Special Procedures room (Toshiba Infinix 8000 C-arm, commissioned June 2016); GE Discovery CT 750 HD scanner, commissioned April 2015; 3 IU 22 Philips Ultrasound machines and 2 Aplio 500 Toshiba machines plus 1 CX50 portable machine; GE E-cam Nuclear Medicine Suite; and MRI Siemens Magnetom Symphony TIM, January 2013.

For this role, therefore, 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.

You will also enjoy working in a multicultural workforce, and being based in a friendly coastal community.

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

The Location

The Taranaki region is known for its stunning natural landscape, which lends itself to all manner of outdoor activities from the mountains to the sea, and has been the backdrop for numerous well-known blockbuster movies filmed here in NZ.

The temperate climate and high sunshine hours (3rd highest in NZ), combined with a welcoming and multicultural community, makes it a really dynamic and enjoyable place to live. Housing is affordable and the schooling is excellent.

Famous for its Surf Highway 45 - featuring some of the best surfing and windsurfing spots in New Zealand – as well as annual music (WOMAD) and art festivals, premier golfing and ski fields, triathlons and Half Ironman competitions, fantastic mountain biking trails and hiking trails, means that New Plymouth as a city caters to all lifestyles and all ages.

Equidistant from both Auckland and Wellington with a 4.5 hr drive (or a 50 minute flight), it’s a great setting right on the coast and particularly attractive to families who want to make Taranaki and New Plymouth their new home.

Come and live in the region that was named the world's second top region to visit in 2017 by Lonely Planet! 

Find out more about the Taranaki 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 recommend starting this process off as soon as possible if you hold qualifications from outside NZ. Candidates can log on to EPIC and complete this step online very easily. EPIC verifies your identity and your qualifications. 

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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