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Consultant Respiratory Medicine - Work in one of the largest hospitals in New Zealand - New Zealand

Consultant - Medicine
Ref: 4583 Date Posted: Tuesday 03 Oct 2017
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A fantastic opportunity has arisen in the central North Island of NZ for a Respiratory Medicine Specialist.

Be based in a 600-bed tertiary, teaching hospital in Hamilton, a bustling university city just 90 minutes drive south of Auckland.  

  • Full-time permanent position
  • FRACP or equivalent specialist qualifications
  • Work in a new inpatient ward, outpatient clinics and lung function lab in one of the largest hospitals in New Zealand
  • Opportunities to expand and lead a fully functional respiratory laboratory
  • Strong clinical background in asthma and respiratory physiology ideal

What’s on offer?

  • Total package circa NZ$180,000 - $300,000 pa (approx. £97,000 - £162,000 pa), depending on level of experience
  • Includes base salary range NZ$155,040 - $219,000 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, just 90 minutes from Auckland
  • Wide range of city amenities: restaurants and cafes, arts and culture, major sporting events
  • Affordable housing market and excellent schooling options
  • Easy access to the rest of the North Island, beautiful beaches, national parks, lakes and mountains

The Role

You will join 6 other Respiratory Medicine Consultants, providing respiratory care in a busy inpatient ward and consultations to other inpatient services.  There are full range of outpatient clinics and 2 peripheral clinics a month.  You need to have a strong clinical background in asthma and respiratory physiology, however this is not an essential requirement if you meet all other recruitment criteria.

As well as concentrating on patient centred care, the team has a strong research focus. They publish many clinical papers each year and collaborate with national and international groups in conducting clinical research and audit. The respiratory laboratory is fully functional and going through a process of expansion of the service and new direction. So this is a great time to become involved and join an enthusiastic and passionate team of professionals.

The wider respiratory team includes registrars, clinical nurse specialists, research nurses, physiologists and administrative staff.

A closing date has been set for 15th October 2017.

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, Waikato region 390,000) 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 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


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.

Contact Caroline O’Hagan for more details or to have a confidential chat.

Please note, Caroline is now based in Wellington, New Zealand.



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