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Consultant Renal Physician - exciting new position! Combine clinical work with research & teaching in beautiful North Island - New Zealand

Consultant - Medicine
Ref: 4228 Date Posted: Tuesday 29 Aug 2017
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We are looking for experienced Consultant Renal Physicians (2 roles) to be based in a modern 600-bed tertiary, teaching hospital in Hamilton - a bustling university city just 90 minutes drive south of Auckland.  

These are both permanent positions, bringing the Consultant team from 5 to 7. 

  • Central North Island city, 90 minutes drive from Auckland
  • Regional Renal Service providing care to a population of 750,000
  • Work in one of the largest peritoneal dialysis populations in Australasia, with over 200 patients, and around 100 on home haemodialysis
  • Get involved in an energetic research programme, including trials of novel agents

What's on offer?

  • Total package circa NZ$180,000 - $280,000 pa, depending on level of experience
  • Includes base salary range NZ$152,000 - $216,500 pa
  • Includes NZ$16,000 CME Allowance pa + 10 days leave pa to attend conferences
  •  Relocation assistance available

And the lifestyle and location are ideal:

  • 4th largest city in New Zealand
  • Great restaurants and cafes, and an array of arts, cultural and major sports events held here
  • Affordable housing market with excellent schools, both public and private
  • Easy access to the rest of the North Island, beautiful beaches, national parks, lakes and mountains

 The Role

The Department comprises an inpatient ward including an acute dialysis unit, and a Regional Renal Centre.  The service covers all aspects of renal medicine apart from acute kidney transplantation and has a home-based treatment philosophy. 

This is an exciting role which includes undertaking interventional and procedural work.

Now is the time to join a dedicated and passionate team of 5 Renal Physicians supported by a Resident Medical Officer team (5 registrars and 2 senior house officers), and an experienced nursing and allied health team.

The Hospital

Waikato Hospital (600-bed) is a tertiary referral hospital that houses all its diagnostic and treatment facilities on one large campus in Hamilton. It is also a large teaching hospital with links to Auckland University. There is an active proposal to open Third Medical School at Waikato University, also in Hamilton.

The hospital provides tertiary services for the Midland region comprising district health boards of Waikato, Bay of Plenty, Lakes and Tairawhiti (tertiary region population 750,000). 

The Renal service functions as a 'hub and spoke' model for these same health boards, supporting 200 transplant recipients regionally through a network of hospital based dialysis units, the largest of which is based at the Regional Renal Centre on the Waikato Hospital campus. 

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 2017), 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 (Hamilton city 200,000) 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 a wide range 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, as well as the Waikato University Campus (ranked among the world's top 1.1% of Universities).

You can find out more about the lifestyle and Hamilton City and the Waikato region here


Given the permanent nature of this role, you should be eligible for provisional vocational registration with Medical Council of New Zealand (or already hold vocational registration with MCNZ). This is the specialist pathway for registration and we can assist with paperwork if you are successfully appointed. 

You can check the MCNZ website here to self-assess your eligibility for this pathway.

For more details, contact Laura Sanders 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:

Laura Sanders

Recruitment Consultant

Tel: 0131 240 5265 LinkedIn