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Consultant Radiologist - Relaxed Subtropical Lifestyle in Stunning Northland - New Zealand

Consultant - Radiology
Ref: 3333 Date Posted: Wednesday 07 Dec 2016
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New Year. New Job. New Lifestyle.

We are seeking a Consultant Radiologist for a full-time permanent position in a regional base hospital in Whangarei, in the stunning subtropical Northland region of New Zealand.

Whangarei is only 2 hours north of Auckland. The location is ideal for those who want to live the relaxed lifestyle yet also be close to a metropolitan centre with an international airport. This is a great opportunity to take on a Radiologist role in a lovely part of New Zealand. 

The team deliver a comprehensive range of diagnostic imaging services, performing a range of modalities including: X-Ray, CT, MRI, ultrasound, mammography, fluoroscopy and basic interventional procedures.

  • Relaxed lifestyle in the “winterless north”
  • 100,000+ procedures undertaken per year by the team
  • No overnight on call requirements
  • Two new CT scanners (256 slice & 16 Slice) & a new 1.5T MRI installed within the last 18 months
  • Gateway to the Bay of Islands, with superior Golf Courses, excellent diving and sailing
  • Affordable housing and excellent schools
  • 2 hour drive north of Auckland

You will have broad experience and skills across radiology; proven leadership skills and experience of working in a multidisciplinary team environment. You will also have an interest in medical education and teaching, including providing supervision and education to medical students and other clinical staff; and a commitment and willingness to be involved in continuous quality improvement programmes.

If you are interested in exploring further, please ensure you include an overview of all the modalities you perform in your CV.

The Location

Whangarei Hospital is the largest hospital in Northland providing secondary care services, supported by three small satellite hospitals in Kaitaia, Kawakawa, and Dargaville. Northland covers an area of 12,600 square kilometres with a population of approximately 164,000, 32% of which identify as Maori so there is an active focus on Maori Health issues and respecting Maori culture and customs with regards to patient care.

Whangarei is called the “Meeting place of the Pacific” because of its many international yachting visitors and the Northland region boasts some of the most scenic and exciting coastal areas of NZ in a subtropical climate. Its rich in Maori and European history, some of the oldest traces of Maori settlement can be found here and newcomers will experience a real connection with the culture and way of life.

With its high sunshine hours and fantastic natural environment, including white sandy beaches and native forests, it has the reputation of being one of the country’s premier tourist and lifestyle destinations, and is a popular holiday choice for both Kiwis and international visitors. As a result, the region has developed into a real melting pot of cultures, which provides valuable exposure and experiences both professionally and socially. You can enjoy al fresco dining, world class scuba diving, fishing, sailing, surfing, swimming with dolphins and so much more. Popular water recreation areas include the Bay of Islands and Poor Knights Islands Reserves.

Whangarei has a busy domestic airport, as well as easy access transport links to Auckland, New Zealand’s largest city which is only a two hour drive away

Find out more about Whangarei and the Northland region

  • Experience a comparable health system where your qualifications are recognised
  • Competitive remuneration package (circa NZD$180k to NZD$280k per year, depending on experience)
  • Generous relocation assistance
  • Continuing Medical Education (CME) allowance + 10 days CME leave per year
  • Multidisciplinary team working and opportunities to be involved in teaching

Why NZ?

New Zealand is becoming more and more a location of choice for those who previously considered Australia as the most desirable location down under. Its rapid growth compared to other developed countries has recently been referred to as a “rock star economy” and it was voted the best place in world to raise a family by the 2014 HSBC Expat Explorer Survey, with the report describing it as “an ideal destination to raise active, outdoorsy and healthy children.”

Consultants are well-remunerated and enjoy good working conditions and an excellent work life balance in New Zealand.

There’s never been a better time to look more closely at what NZ has to offer:

  • No geographical restrictions – opportunities in major cities, towns, coastal, and rural locations
  • Great transport links, most locations fly to International Airports making flight connections to/from NZ easy
  • Excellent educational system, with private and public schools as well as a number of tertiary institutions
  • Strong real estate market and affordable housing to suit your style – apartment, townhouse, or lifestyle block
  • Incredible scenery and diverse wildlife – explore the great outdoors from beaches to mountains, see dolphins, whales and native birds
  • Living well and feeling healthy is embraced as a lifestyle for all the family

We are Licenced New Zealand Immigration Advisors and provide support & advice

Next Steps

We have assisted many Doctors in making the move to New Zealand and we’d be delighted to discuss the options with you in strictest confidence. You can read what people have said about working with us on our testimonials page

We also offer a referral reward if you refer a Friend and we place them! Click here for details…​


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