Our client is looking to appoint an experienced interventional cardiologist to participate in the development of cardiology services up to and including establishment of a local interventional service. This is part of a Regional Cardiac Strategy and is supported by our regional partners. The development will be supported by a dedicated project management role.
Then employer has a catchment area of 180,000 people and the Cardiology Service currently has the capacity to provide diagnostic angiography, pacing and echocardiographic services to the population as well as an integrated heart failure service.
The business case has been approved for the development of an interventional service with PCI capability and the appointment of two interventional cardiologists. There is an expectation that the hospital will be PCI capable five days a week and contribute to an out-of-hours interventional roster, and that this will be achieved within three years.
The successful applicant should have proven clinical experience as well as demonstrated understanding of departmental development and the provision of strong clinical governance. In addition, experience in delivering an interventional service from its infancy and working in a rural setting is also desirable.
Successful applicants should also have a knowledge of, and commitment to, the departmental development of a cardiology service in its entirety as well as a focus on intervention.
The successful applicant will be expected to take a place on a cardiology on call service as well as an interventional cardiology on call service once established.
During the establishment of a dedicated interventional facility, access to interventional cardiology to retain medical credentialing requirements will be made available.
The establishment of this service and development of the workforce as part of this progress is fully supported by the Central Region Cardiac Network.
If you are interested in this position and can meet the requirements of Vocational Registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand, please apply online and attach a copy of your up to date CV so we can view your experience in detail and assess the level of assistance we can provide.