Geriatrician/ General Physician - Enjoy the relaxed beachside lifestyle in Tauranga - One of NZ's top destinations - New Zealand

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Ref: 5710 Date Posted: Sunday 30 Sep 2018
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Live in one of NZ's top destinations!

Looking for a great lifestyle with lots of sunshine and work life balance?

We're seeking a Consultant Geriatrician/General Physician for a 359 bed Level 2 District General Hospital in Tauranga, one of NZ's fastest growing cities.

  • Live beachside right on the Pacific Ocean
  • Permanent or Fixed Term (12 months min) opportunity
  • Split role 50/50 with General Medicine
  • 40 hours per week, no on call 
  • Salary range NZ$158,141 - $230,000 per annum
  • $16,000 pa continuing medical education allowance
  • Plus dedicated non-clinical time & relocation assistance
  • Teaching hospital with a clinical school on campus

The Department & Role

The Medical Service has radically changed the model of acute medicine over the last 3 years and continues to develop to provide the best quality of care whilst ensuring manageable workloads across the team. Specialist services include Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Endocrinology, Cardiology, Rheumatology, Respiratory Medicine, Infectious Diseases, Oncology and Haematology. As a department, there is a team of 12 physicians most of whom have specialty interests, such as stroke, orthogeriatrics, movement disorders and rehabilitation services. 

For this role, we are looking for someone who is up to date on recent developments within health of older people and who will add value, helping the team to develop and improve their service further. 

You will have broad experience and skills in General Medicine and Geriatrics, as well as experience and a commitment to teaching and supervising junior doctors and other medical staff. There is a real emphasis on medical education and teaching and within the role, opportunities to develop an area of special interest.

The Location

Tauranga is now the 5th largest city in New Zealand with an urban population of 130,000 (regionally 230,000) and is only a 2.5 hour drive south of Auckland. It has always been a premier destination, but with the strong NZ economy and a very buoyant housing market, Tauranga is now the fastest growing city in New Zealand.

Tauranga, and in particular the suburb of Mount Maunganui, are well known across NZ for many things - the relaxed lifestyle, the sunshine, the café scene, the surfing, the white sandy beaches and natural salt water hotpools, the safe and family-friendly lifestyle with excellent schools, and the strong real estate market with some really beautiful properties.

There are regular daily flights from Tauranga to Auckland (35 minutes!), making international flight connections easy. 

  • Excellent schools 
  • Buoyant real estate market - beach frontage, luxury apartments, townhouses, rural lifestyle properties
  • Beautiful location – sail, fish, swim, kayak, surf or paddleboard the safe harbour and beach
  • See and experience firsthand the diverse marine life, such as dolphins and whales
  • Living well and feeling healthy is embraced as a lifestyle for all the family

Don’t just take our word for it, check out these stories of other families moving to Tauranga: Wish You Were Working Here

Requirement for this role

Ideally you will hold FRACP and full Vocational registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand (MCNZ).

Alternatively, 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.

A further registration pathway may be applicable if you are an overseas trained specialist physician 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 MCNZ. 

Please visit the MCNZ website for details on the medical registration requirements.

**If successful, you will be assisted and guided through the registration and work visa process by the employer directly**

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 recommend starting this process off as soon as possible if you hold qualifications from outside NZ. Candidates can log on to EPIC and complete this step online very easily. EPIC verifies your identity and your qualifications. 

Log on to EPIC here and read the FAQs section about how to get started.

 

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