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Thinking about making a move? Want to be part of a developing and transforming department? Exciting things are happening in Hamilton, New Zealand!

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.

  • Commence in late 2018 and throughout 2019
  • Permanent or Fixed term for 12 months (*6 months may be considered if available 2018)
  • Interest in MSK, Body, Paediatric or Nuclear Medicine (dual scope) advantageous
  • FRANZCR or equivalent specialist qualifications
  • Interesting range of cases, some unique to NZ!

The lifestyle and location are ideal:

  • Be based just 90 minutes south of Auckland in the central North Island
  • Enjoy an urban or semi-rural lifestyle - whatever suits your family best
  • Affordable housing market and excellent schooling options
  • Centrally located, close to Raglan Beach, Hobbiton, National Parks, Lakes & Ski-fields

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.

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.

What’s on offer?

  • Competitive package, circa NZ$200,000 to $300,000+ pa, depending on experience
  • Includes base salary from NZ$158,141 to $230,000 pa (£82,000 to £120,000) 
  • Plus NZ$16,000 pa Continuing Medical Education allowance & 10 days CME leave
  • Plus relocation assistance
  • 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

Requirements 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 caroline@headmedical.com with a copy of your CV.

Primary Source Verification using EPIC

All relevant qualifications must now be verified by ECFMG using the EPIC system on behalf of the Medical Council of New Zealand (MCNZ).  We recommend starting this off as early as possible to prevent delays if your University or Medical Specialist College do not respond quickly to verification requests from ECFMG via EPIC.

If ECFMG have already previously verified your qualifications, you will not need to verify them again, instead you can log in and give them permission to send your verification confirmations direct to MCNZ.

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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