Gastroenterologist - New Zealand

Consultant - Medicine
Ref: 5713 Date Posted: Wednesday 08 Aug 2018
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We are seeking a Gastroenterologist to be based in Hamilton. Situated on the banks of New Zealand’s longest river, it is New Zealand’s 4th largest city, and its rich cultural mix and vibrant centre makes it a perfect place to experience the friendly Kiwi lifestyle.  Both the West Coast and East Coast beaches are within easy reach, meaning endless recreational possibilities.

The hospital and role

Health Waikato is one of the largest providers of healthcare services in New Zealand, providing local services for a population of 200,000 and tertiary services for a region of 700,000.  Waikato Hospital situated in Hamilton is a modern 600 bed tertiary base hospital.  Health Waikato has an active commitment to the Treaty of Waitangi and the improvement of Maori health.

The possession of specific clinical skills in endoscopic procedures is essential. The current team consists of 7 Gastroenterologists, Specialists Nurses in Hepatology and Inflammatory Bowel Disease and a recently appointed Nurse Endoscopist. The service has three advanced trainees as part of the national training scheme. The appointee will be involved in teaching, continuing medical education and quality improvement. There is emphasis on ongoing development of services to meet the needs of our patients. A commitment to customer focus, service development and teamwork are essential.

 What is on offer?

  • Experience a comparable health system where your qualifications are recognised
  • Competitive remuneration packages (circa NZD$230k to NZD$300k, depending on your experience)
  • Generous relocation assistance
  • Continuing Medical Education (CME) allowance plus 10 days CME leave (pro rata)
  • Multidisciplinary team working and opportunities to be involved in teaching

You can find out more about Hamilton here

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

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. Contact Tina for more information at tina@headmedical.com

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:

Tina Gesquiere

Recruitment Consultant

Tel: +44 (0)131 240 5258 LinkedIn