Specialist Respiratory Physician, Hamilton - New Zealand

Consultant - Medicine
Ref: 5183 Date Posted: Friday 02 Mar 2018
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We are seeking a passionate and committed Specialist Respiratory Physician to join a dynamic, progressive and multidisciplinary department at Waikato Hospital, the largest tertiary hospital in New Zealand. The broad focus on patient care, research and education offers an excellent career opportunity. 

The Team and Service

Waikato District Health Board plans, funds and provides health services across a district over more than 390,000 people. It provides tertiary care for cardiothoracic surgery and is the lead in regional cancer care for a population of over 800,000.

You will be joining 6 other respiratory physicians to provide respiratory care in a busy inpatient ward and consultations to other inpatient services. There are full range of outpatient clinics and 2 peripheral clinics a month. You need to have a strong clinical background in asthma and respiratory physiology, although not essential if you meet all the other recruitment criteria.

As well as concentrating on patient centred care, the department also has a strong research focus and collaborates with national and international groups in conducting clinical research and audit. The respiratory laboratory is fully functional and going through a process for expansion of the service and new directions.

What can you expect?

  • Part of a large dedicated team of physicians, registrars, clinical nurse specialists, research nurses, physiologists and administrative staff in respiratory department
  • New inpatient ward, outpatient clinics and lung function lab in one of the largest hospitals in New Zealand
  • Opportunities to expand and lead a fully functional respiratory laboratory

The Location

The Waikato region is the fourth largest in area & population in New Zealand. The region boasts lush, green hills, with exceptional surfing opportunities on the west coast and glorious beaches on the east coast. Surfers come from all over the world to experience nearby Manu Bay's famous left-hand break and the Raglan Surf Beach lifestyle is appealing to all. Ski fields, fresh and saltwater fishing grounds are easily reachable as are many beaches and holiday spots. New Zealand’s largest city is an easy 90 minute freeway drive away making this a great location with many possibilities.

Why NZ?

New Zealand is becoming more and more a location of choice for those who previously considered Australia as the most desirable location down under. Its rapid growth compared to other developed countries has recently been referred to as a “rock star economy” and it was voted the best place in world to raise a family by the 2014 HSBC Expat Explorer Survey, with the report describing it as “an ideal destination to raise active, outdoorsy and healthy children.”

Consultant are well-remunerated and enjoy good working conditions and an excellent work life balance in New Zealand.

Next Steps

We have assisted many Consultants in making the move to New Zealand and we’d be delighted to discuss the options with you in strictest confidence. Please contact Tina at tina@headmedical.com or +44 734 2715 697.

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:

Tina Gesquiere

Recruitment Consultant

Tel: +44 (0)131 240 5258 LinkedIn