New Year, New Job, New Lifestyle.
We’re seeking a General and Acute Physician, with any sub-speciality interest for Whangarei Hospital in beautiful, subtropical Northland.
- Relaxed lifestyle for all the family just 2 hours north of Auckland
- FRACP or equivalent specialist qualification, e.g. FRCP
- Join a team of 16 physicians who enjoy a supportive collegial atmosphere
- Great working environment and rapport across specialities & services
- Affordable housing, excellent schools and an easy commute
- Sailing, scuba diving, paddleboarding, mountain biking, surfing
- Beautiful natural surroundings – white sandy beaches, native forest & Gateway to the Bay of Islands
You will have broad specialist experience in General and Acute Medicine. You may also have a sub-speciality interest. In addition, you will have a sound understanding of contemporary models of care and will be an innovative thinker with ideas to contribute to the further development of the service.
You will also have 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 in contributing to ongoing quality improvement programmes.
What’s on offer?
- Total package circa NZ$190,000 - $300,000 pa depending on experience
- Includes base salary range NZ$161,304 - $240,000 pa depending on experience
- NZ$16,000 Continuing Medical Education Allowance per annum
- 10 days CME leave per annum
- Relocation assistance
A small city, Whangarei is called the “Meeting place of the Pacific” because of its many international yachting visitors as the Northland region boasts some of the most scenic coastal areas of NZ. With a regional population of approx 164,000, it spans from just north of Auckland right up to the top in Cape Reinga.
With its high sunshine hours and fantastic natural environment, including white sandy beaches and native forests, it has the reputation of being one of the country’s premier tourist and lifestyle destinations, and is a popular holiday choice for both New Zealanders and international visitors.
It’s a region rich in Māori and European history, some of the oldest traces of Māori settlement can be found here. Today, 35% of the Northland population identify as Māori, so newcomers will experience a real connection with the culture and way of life here, which provides valuable exposure and rewarding experiences both professionally and socially.
Popular water recreation areas include the Bay of Islands and Poor Knights Islands Reserves for world class scuba diving, sailing and fishing. You can also enjoy al fresco dining, paddle boarding, golfing, hiking and mountain biking and so much more here.
Whangarei has easy access transport links to Auckland, New Zealand’s largest city, which is only a two hour drive away. There is also a busy domestic airport, with numerous daily flights to Auckland (35 minutes) that connect to Auckland International Airport.
Find out more about Whangarei and the Northland region
Ideally, you will hold FRACP and full Vocational registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand (MCNZ).
If not NZ trained or based, you will hold equivalent specialist qualifications from either the UK (via CCT), Ireland (via CCT), 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 Physicians and we can assist with medical registration and work visa applications if you are successfully appointed.
Please visit the MCNZ website for details on the medical registration requirements.
Primary Source Verification using EPIC **
From 1st November 2017, all relevant qualifications must now be verified by ECFMG using the EPIC system on behalf of the Medical Council of New Zealand. If you are committed to working in New Zealand, we encourage doctors to start this process off as soon as possible if you hold qualifications from outside NZ. Delays in verifications can impact on start dates, if not completed timeously. Candidates are invited to log on to EPIC and complete this step online. EPIC verifies your identity and your qualifications directly.
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