About the Job


  • Patient focused care and make a difference in the community!
  • Friendly and professional team

We are expanding our Queenstown Lakes site and looking to have an onsite Consultant Radiologist.

About the role

Our Queenstown Lakes District has a permanent, rapidly growing, population of around 30,000 and a large visitor population. The Hospital consists of twelve (12) General Medical beds, five Maternity beds, Emergency Department and a small out-patient department. We have an onsite Radiology unit, including a CT Scanner. Patients who require urgent specialist care are transferred by road or helicopter to Invercargill or Dunedin. We work closely with St Johns, the Otago Trust Rescue Helicopter and the Dunedin ICU Retrieval service to navigate patient transfers.

Our District Radiology Service offers a full range of imaging modalities based on a digital RIS / PACS systems. Across the district we offer MRI, Interventional, CT and ultrasound, however, we do not offer mammography services.

This rare vacancy in Queenstown requires a Radiologist with a general scope of skills, who can triage, protocol and report CT and X-ray studies. As the sole Radiologist on-site, you would be expected to work closely with the ED department and all the Radiology staff. Working with a strong regional MDT team, you will be supported by the team in Southland and Dunedin. There would be scope for the successful person to regularly work in Southland to do fluoroscopy, US and MRI reporting/lists, and US/CT-guided interventional procedures. You'll also have the opportunity to take a break from home as you join our closest geographical secondary Hospital, Southland, providing assistance with their 1:4 on-call roster, covering both Lakes and Southland districts. There are plenty of opportunities to join in regular meetings linking with one of the base hospitals, or participate in regional MDMs.

At the present time, all colleagues (including part-time ones) undertake a full share of call duties which are compensated in addition to the base salary.

As a team who prides ourselves in the work we do, and the care provided to our patients, quality is at the centre of our service and there is an expectation that you will participate in quality initiatives as part of your role.

About you

As an outstanding team player, you'll have the energy to work independently and foster a positive experience with both patients and colleagues servicing the Lakes Queenstown community. In addition to enjoying a challenging and varied workload, you can look forward to a competitive pay rate and a culture where staff are included, valued and respected for their expertise.

You must be FRANZCR qualified (or equivalent overseas qualification) and hold, or be eligible for, vocational registration with Medical Council of NZ. If you are an international candidate, you can be considered for this role under the condition that you are eligible for vocational registration with the MCNZ. International applicants who are successful would need to be based in Southland initially in order to meet and complete a period of supervision as determined by Medical Council of New Zealand.

About Queenstown

Are you looking for a chance to secure a balanced lifestyle? Queenstown needs no introduction; whatever your interest or preferred pastime you will find the opportunity to indulge it here. As the South Island hub for adventure-seekers, we are located closely to some of New Zealand's most stunning national parks, renowned vineyards and numerous ski fields, offering you the best of both worlds not to mention work life balance. We look forward to having you with our team!

About us

Te Whatu Ora - Southern has the largest geographical coverage of all the New Zealand regions, providing services to 350,000 people in diverse communities. We take pride in all the services we provide, and our aim is to improve, promote and protect the health of our region. We believe that our dedicated and passionate staff are a significant driving force behind the achievement of these standards, and we need more like-minded people to help us continue providing for our community.


  • Hands on and full support for Work Visa and NZ Medical Council Registration
  • The opportunity to tailor your scope to your skillset
  • Work life balance
  • Amazing wildlife, world-famous ski fields local beaches at your doorstep
  • Average commute time of 10-15mins

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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