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New Job. New Lifestyle. New Zealand 2022.

We’re seeking an experienced Consultant Radiologist for a well-respected teaching hospital in Rotorua, in the beautiful Lakes region of the North Island. 

Rotorua is a small city (population 75,100) and for those who enjoy the outdoors and/ or adventure and adrenalin sports, you won’t get a better location or climate. It enjoys beautiful hot summers and relatively mild winters. And it’s central North Island location is ideal for exploring the rest of the country.

  • Ideal family lifestyle and opportunities to enjoy the outdoors
  • Permanent position, commencing 2021
  • FRANZCR or equivalent specialist qualifications, e.g. FRCR with CCT
  • Join a team of 6 consultants and a training registrar
  • 1.5T Philips Achieva MR unit; 64 slice GE Lightspeed CT; Siemens Artis Zee C-arm fluoroscopy suite; GE Logic ultrasound units & GE Centricity RIS/PACS
  • Teleradiology service reduces call back time 
  • Stunning landscapes; lakes, mountains, national parks, geothermal activity PLUS easy access to beautiful beaches and seasonal premier ski fields 

The District Health Board provides secondary healthcare services via their two hospital sites, in Rotorua and Taupo (catchment population 110,000). Both hospitals have had significant upgrades, providing a modern, spacious working environment.

For this role, you will have recent broad specialist experience in Radiology, comfortable working in a range of modalities, as this is very much a generalist role.

In addition, you will have a sound understanding of contemporary models of care; proven leadership skills and experience working in a multidisciplinary team environment; an interest in medical education and teaching; and of course, a commitment in contributing to ongoing quality improvement programmes.

What’s on offer?

  • Total package ranges NZ$190,000 - $300,000 per annum, depending on experience
  • This includes: Base salary from NZ$164,369 to $244,560 pa, depending on level of experience; on call calculated on top of your base; Continuing Medical Education Allowance NZ$16,000 + 10 days CME leave pa.
  • Plus relocation assistance


If you’re not familiar with this part of New Zealand, Rotorua and the Lakes region is stunning and an area of unique natural beauty and geothermal activity, offering a great outdoors lifestyle, perfect for taking advantage of the region’s hot summers and mild winters.

Although it’s a relatively small city (population 59,000), it’s vibrant and has a huge tourist and adventure sports industry that drives the local economy and welcomes tourists from all over the world, all year round.  If you enjoy the adrenalin buzz; hanging off rocks, bungeeing off bridges, rafting down fierce water, kayaking on the lakes, competing in triathlons, ziplining through trees, riding some great mountain bike trails, then you’ll love it here…

But there’s lots to do if you also enjoy a more leisurely pace of life too, with funky little cafés, bars and restaurants, trout fishing, sailing, exploring the many lakes and walking trails, as well as the proximity to places such as the beaches in Tauranga (1hr drive), Hamilton (1hr 20min) and Auckland (3 hrs). You can simply enjoy living in a unique location in a lovely climate.

It’s also an area steeped in history and legend, a place where Tikanga Māori (Māori culture) is celebrated – making this a truly unique place to live.  As a long term living option, its ideal for families with affordable quality housing and an excellent choice of schools.

There is a domestic airport with daily flights to Auckland’s international airport, making connections to/from Rotorua very easy (45 minutes).

Find out more about the Rotorua Lifestyle here

Requirements for this role

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

Alternatively, if not NZ-trained, you will hold equivalent specialist qualifications from either the UK (via CCT), Australia (FRANZCR), Canada (FRCPSC)(DR), South Africa (FC Rad Diag(SA)) or the USA (American Board Certified) that will enable specialist registration with Medical Council of New Zealand via the Provisional Vocational registration (long term) pathway or Locum Tenens (short term, up to 12 months) registration pathway.

These are the specialist pathways for medical registration in NZ for radiologists and we can assist with medical registration and facilitate the work visa, if successfully appointed.

** Primary Source Verification using EPIC **

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 with you.

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

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

sharon@headmedical.com / +44 (0) 131 240 5276

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