About the Job


Improving, promoting, protecting and caring for the health and wellbeing of the people of Taranaki.

Taranaki - A place like no other

Taranaki boasts some of New Zealand’s most iconic natural landscapes like Mt Taranaki and many adventure activities. The rugged and wild coastline is home to more than 12 world-class surf breaks. Taranaki is a place where you can ski and surf in the same day. For a more relaxing experience, there are many walks (bush, coastal or mountain) as well as art trails, festivals and award-winning museums and galleries and a thriving café culture. 

About us

At Health New Zealand | Te Whatu Ora Taranaki we are committed to recognising the value our people bring to our organisation within a supportive team of healthcare professionals that provide comprehensive care to our patients.

We believe having workforce that is diverse and inclusive, we are a pro-equity Health Organisation and this means that we will be better positioned to understand and serve our community.

When you choose to work with us, we will offer you:

· A comprehensive orientation and induction to our organisation and your department

· Access to clinical training and education

· Up to date facilities

·  Project Maunga - our New Facilities currently under construction 

· Opportunities to participate on local project and regional collaboration teams

· Professional development

About the role

The Department of General Medicine is looking to appoint a Consultant Physician specialising in Nephrology. The successful applicant will join a department of 15 Consultant Physicians who have various subspecialty interests in Respiratory, Cardiology, Endocrinology, Gastroenterology, Renal and Rheumatology.

The successful candidate will take part in a 1:10 General Medicine on call rota with Registrar and House Officer support in addition to their specialty interest in nephrology clinical work.

The Renal services in Taranaki are comprised of two Consultant Nephrologists (one is the vacant position) supported by a dedicated team of renal nurses, Our current dialysis unit opened in 2001 with 9 machines to manage our chronic stable in-centre patients. We manage acute patients with the support of a well provisioned ICU. In addition to in-centre HD, we support both Home dialysis and PD from the unit as well.

The hospital, situated in the city of New Plymouth, is a progressive regional secondary referral centre for the province of Taranaki with a wide range of medical specialties, an Intensivist-managed ICU within a combined ICU/HDU/CCU and a well equipped Radiology Department providing interventional radiology, which includes digital radiology, CT guided biopsy MRI, CT and angiography.

Taranaki has endoscopy services, video bronchoscopy facilities and a respiratory lab for spirometry and DLCO testing which is supported by a respiratory physiologist. There is an excellent Laboratory Service and the IT service is among the best in the country.

The successful applicant should have specialist qualifications registerable in New Zealand. 

The Department of Medicine has a strong track record with education and training, and the successful incumbents will be expected to participate and contribute to the department’s CME activities, including basic & advanced trainee registrar teaching, audit and medical student teaching.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please apply online and attach an up to date copy of your CV for consideration. 

For a discussion about this role or
other opportunities contact Alasdair today.

alasdairl@headmedical.com / 0131 357 1848

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