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We’re seeking an experienced Consultant Radiologist, with a good range of skills for a busy Medical Imaging Department in Palmerston North Hospital in the Manawatu region, just 2 hours drive north of Wellington, the Capital City of NZ.

  • Full time, permanent position (12 months may also be considered)
  • Work across CT, Ultrasound, general imaging - as well as MRI (optional)
  • Well-equipped Dept, performing approx. 96,000 examinations pa
  • 10 Radiologists with 3 Radiology Registrars
  • Opportunity to also work in Breast Screening

Palmerston North Hospital is a 350 bed secondary hospital and teaching institution, which serves an urban population of 80,000 and a total population catchment of 168,000. Regional services to a larger population also include: Oncology, Breast Screening, Renal and Urology, with clinics held at the hospital including Respiratory, Rheumatology, Paediatrics and visiting specialists from Wellington for Neurosurgery and Cardiothoracic surgery.

The Medical Imaging Department houses up to date equipment including CT, Fluoroscopy, Ultrasound, DSA, and seven general digital radiography rooms and Nuclear Medicine with two gamma cameras. RIS/PACS was installed in 2009. 

(A private provider, Broadway Radiology, houses an MRI on the hospital campus and there is an opportunity to be employed by both private and public services).

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
  • Dedicated non-clinical time and multidisciplinary team working
  • Plus relocation assistance

The Location

Palmerston North (population: urban 80,000, regional 168,000) has a genuine, easygoing vibe. It has all the facilities that you would expect of a city, yet is still compact and easy to navigate. There are plenty of cafes and restaurants, a local airport and a wealth of sporting activities and community festivals if you want to get involved. Living here is affordable, with high quality housing and a reputation for its excellent primary, secondary and tertiary education facilities, there is a lot to offer families of all ages. And the commute to work is circa 10-15 minutes from anywhere in the city.

If you prefer to live a semi-rural relaxed lifestyle, just a 15 minute drive away from Palmerston North is the town of Feilding, voted New Zealand’s most beautiful town 14 times, with its gorgeous gardens, Edwardian buildings and Farmers Markets at the weekend, it’s a great place for families with a real sense of community and hospitality.

Whether you decide to live in Palmerston North itself or Feilding, or any of the other little towns in the Manawatu region, the location in the middle of the North Island means you will be within easy driving distance of premier ski resorts at Turoa and Whakapapa to the north, the lush Hawke’s Bay wine region to the east, clean and quiet unspoilt beaches (Himatangi, Foxton, Otaki) along the West Coast, and of course, to the South is NZ’s capital city of Wellington (2 hour drive).

The local airport has daily commuter flights to Wellington and Auckland, making international flight connections very easy.

Find out more about Palmerston North and the Manawatu region here

Requirement

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 with CCT, or US Board certification in Diagnostic Radiology, 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 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.

 

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