Consultant Radiologists (Diagnostic) - Excellent Salary Package - Tertiary, Teaching Hospital in NZ's 4th Largest City - New Zealand

Consultant - Radiology
Ref: 5169 Date Posted: Tuesday 26 Jun 2018
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We’re seeking Consultant Radiologists to work in one of the largest District Health Board’s in NZ, a bustling University city in Hamilton, just 90 minutes’ drive south of Auckland.

  • Permanent full-time roles commencing 2018
  • Fixed term opportunities also available (ideally 12 months minimum)
  • Interest in Paediatrics, Nuclear Medicine (dual scope) & Cardio-thoracic radiology advantageous
  • FRANZCR or equivalent specialist qualifications
  • Varied casemix with a really interesting range of cases, some unique to NZ!

And the lifestyle and location are ideal:

  • Be based just 90 minutes south of Auckland in the central North Island
  • Wide range of city amenities: restaurants and cafes, arts and culture, major sporting events
  • Affordable housing market and excellent schooling options
  • Easy daily commute to/from work
  • Immediate access to the rest of the North Island, beautiful beaches, national parks, lakes and mountains

You will have specialist experience and skills across Radiology (and your special interest area) along with 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, including providing supervision and education to medical students, registrars and other clinical staff; and of course, a commitment and willingness to be involved in ongoing quality improvement programmes.

This is an excellent opportunity for both newly qualified Consultants to commence their practice in a supportive environment, or for experienced Specialist Radiologists to further develop their career in a busy unit with a diverse caseload.

When sending your CV, please include details of modalities you use on a day to day basis.

The Hospital & Service

Waikato District Health Board (WDHB) is one of the largest DHBs in New Zealand, both geographically and in terms of population (Hamilton: 200,000; Waikato region 390,000), and is one of five tertiary teaching centres in NZ.

The existing team of 23 Consultant Radiologists and 9 Registrars have well established links into all of the specialty and subspecialty clinical teams across the DHB. The Department also provides imaging support for a Level 1 Major Trauma Centre.

The Radiology Department is well-equipped and comprises:

  • 8 Conventional x-ray units (plus four mobile units and 5 mobile II’s)
  • 1 Fluoroscopy unit
  • 2 CT scanners
  • 1 Vascular & Interventional unit
  • 5 Ultrasound rooms (excluding vascular ultrasound services)
  • 3 Gamma Cameras
  • MRI is currently provided on site by a private provider (staffed partially by Waikato Hospital Radiologists)
  • The service also provides Radiologists in support of the Breast Care service.

Waikato is also one of 5 District Health Boards which form the Midland DHBs network across the central North Island, which also includes the Lakes (Rotorua & Taupo), Taranaki (New Plymouth & Hawera), Bay of Plenty (Tauranga & Whakatane) and Tairawhiti (Gisborne) regions. Together they serve a total population of more than 854,000 and there is increasing collaborative working and service planning across the network. 

What’s on offer?

  • Excellent package, circa NZ$200,000 to $300,000+ pa, depending on subspecialty, level of experience & job size
  • This includes base salary ranging NZ$158,141 to $230,000 pa (£82,700 to £120,000) 
  • Plus NZ$16,000 Continuing Medical Education allowance & 10 days CME leave to attend conferences each year
  • Plus relocation assistance
  • Dedicated non-clinical time and multidisciplinary team working
  • And we manage the medical registration and visa for you!

The Location

As one of New Zealand’s fastest growing areas, key to this growth is its central location and easy access to other parts of the country. Auckland City is only a 90 minute drive away and both the west coast and east coast beaches are within easy reach, including Mount Maunganui (voted New Zealand’s best beach in 2018 *Trip Adviser NZ), the stunning Coromandel Peninsula, and Raglan Beach, with its rugged coastline and some of the best surf breaks NZ has to offer.

As a university city, there is a diverse mix of arts and culture, as well as an array of sporting activities. The population is diverse, with many cultures represented and celebrated here. Events and festivals throughout the year include Diwali, Matariki (Maori New Year), Garden shows, regular Farmers Markets, Theatre shows and music festivals, major sporting events and tournaments.

There is an array of restaurants and cafes featuring locally sourced products, a vibrant nightlife, vineyards, and wide open spaces for you to enjoy the great outdoors. Housing is affordable whether you like the idea of an urban apartment, a townhouse with a garden, or a sprawling lifestyle block just outside of the city. There is also a wide variety of schooling options to suit your family needs.

You can find out more about the lifestyle and Hamilton City and the Waikato 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 from either UK, Ireland, Australia, Canada or USA 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 for Radiologists and we can assist with the medical registration and work visa applications, if you are successfully appointed.

A further registration pathway is also possible if you are an overseas trained Radiologist with at least 33 months (out of the last 48 months) specialist/ consultant level experience from a country considered to have a comparable health system by The Medical Council of New Zealand. 

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 with a copy of your CV.


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