Consultant Cardiologist – Whangarei Hospital, New Zealand

An exciting opportunity for an energetic, enthusiastic Cardiologist with subspecialty interest in either pacing or imaging is currently available at Northland DHB. The position is part of a significant service redevelopment involving a re-invigorated cardiology service with the expected development of a future cardiac catheter lab.

The position is 1 FTE within cardiology and acute medicine; the allocation of time across those specialties can be negotiated depending upon the applicant’s experience. This would involve management of outpatients and acute cardiology.

Whangarei Hospital is the largest hospital in Northland, providing secondary care services for the region supported by three growing district hospitals. There are approximately 4,500 general medical admissions per annum with interesting, challenging and fascinating pathology.

The Department of Medicine has ten Physician positions sharing leadership of 5 teams consisting of 10 Medical Registrars and five House Officers. The department has a coronary care unit with 5 beds, two medical wards with 52 beds and a spacious outpatient facility. Transoesophageal imaging, exercise and pharmacologic stress testing and CTCA are all established services.

All applicants MUST be eligible to register in New Zealand as a Medical Practitioner, and gain either locum tenens and /or vocational registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand.

Northland covers an area of 12,600 square kilometres and has a population of 170,000. Excellent schools, affordable housing and exciting scenic coastal areas which offer a mixture of recreational activities await you.

All Applications should be directed to: Tania Vaile, Recruitment Officer – Senior Medical Officers, Northland District Health Board, Private Bag 9742, Whangarei 0148, Northland, New Zealand. Phone: +64 9 4304101ext 60484, Email: or visit our website 

Vacancy No: MD17-015
Closes: 12 October 2017

Joint Academic and Clinical Consultant Cardiologist – Wellington, New Zealand

Department of Medicine, University of Otago, Wellington (0.5FTE) Department of Cardiology, Capital & Coast District Health Board, Wellington (0.5FTE)

The Cardiology Department at Wellington Hospital in conjunction with the University of Otago, Wellington are inviting applications for a full-time permanent joint academic and clinical Consultant Cardiologist position.

The position provides an exciting opportunity for a suitably qualified person who has experience in cardiovascular medicine, teaching and research.

About Us

Wellington Hospital is part of the Capital and Coast District Health board providing care for the Wellington region as well as tertiary care for the Central New Zealand Region (pop. 1.1 Million). The Cardiology Department provides services in all major subspecialties of Cardiology including intervention, electrophysiology, device therapy, cardiac imaging, adult congenital heart disease, heart failure and structural heart disease.

The University of Otago is one of New Zealand’s largest and most research-intensive universities, currently enjoying a high position in the QS World University ranking in the top 1%. The University of Otago Wellington School of Medicine is collocated with Wellington Hospital. The Campus has extensive student support and learning facilities on site and has recently built award-winning new facilities.

Wellington is New Zealand’s capital. It is a “foodies” paradise, cultural, art, sport loving harbour city; a place you quickly begin to call home. Wellington has been named the fourth top city in the world to visit and it ranks 3rd in the Mercer quality of living ranking in Oceania; we also think it is a great place to live.

The Role

Responsibilities will include undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and assessment, research and clinical service. You will personally engage in research, with a focus on expanding our active clinical and laboratory based research program, with many opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration. You would be joining an existing network of research within Cardiology, the University as well as established links throughout the city.

Your Skills and Experience

  • Appropriate academic qualification (PhD or equivalent higher research degree).
  • Clinical (FRACP or equivalent) qualification and be registered or eligible for registration as a specialist with the Medical Council of New Zealand.
  • Established skills in imaging, heart failure, device therapy and/or congenital heart disease.
  • Skills and experience in tertiary teaching.
  • A track record in research.

Further Details

The University component will be 0.5 FTE based in the Department of Medicine, Wellington School of Medicine. The clinical component will be 0.5 FTE offered by the Capital and Coast District Health Board within the Department of Cardiology.  Appointment will be to the position of Clinical Senior Lecturer.

Registration and relocation assistance will be provided for the successful applicant.

To find out more about this position or to discuss your interest please contact Alexander Sasse, Head of Department, Cardiology Service at or Professor Mark Weatherall, Head of Department, Medicine, University of Otago, Wellington,


To submit your application please click the apply button below. Applications quoting reference number 1701728 will close on Sunday, 15 October 2017.

APPLICATION INFORMATION – To view all current vacancies and to apply online 

Equal opportunity in employment is University policy.

E tautoko ana Te Whare Wananga o Otago i te kaupapa whakaorite whiwhinga mahi.

Interventional Cardiology Fellowship – Christchurch, New Zealand

We have the ideal opportunity for an Interventional Cardiology Fellow looking to gain valuable experience on your road to becoming a Cardiologist. This fixed-term, full-time position would suit a senior Registrar in Cardiology who wishes to train in Interventional Cardiology.

Christchurch Hospital provides tertiary cardiac services to the South Island of New Zealand. The department has five Interventional Cardiologists. It performs over 1000 PCI’s per year and operates a 24 hour STEMI service. It has an active structural heart disease programme.

You’ll have access to state of the art equipment, world class Consultants and gain experience in complex PCI including LM stenting, bifurcations, rotational atherectomy and chronic total occlusions. The department has expertise in intracoronary imaging (optical coherence tomography and IVUS) and physiology.
It is also possible that the successful applicant can gain experience with TAVI and other structural heart interventions although their primary role will be in interventional coronary work.

You’ll be involved in the preparation and performance of interventional procedures, and care of the patient following the procedure, as well as outpatient clinics, research, audit, and database duties.

You will be required to participate in the after hours roster covering cardiology admissions and in patients.

You will have completed your advanced training in Cardiology (FRACP, MRCP (UK) or equivalent) and have been in Specialist Training in Cardiology for a minimum of two years. Competency in diagnostic angiography is a pre-requisite, although extensive previous PCI experience is not required. We are happy to train you. You will be required to be registered within a provisional general scope or special purpose scope of practice with the Medical Council of New Zealand.

The Christchurch Hospital Cardiology Department provides specialised tertiary level care to Canterbury and the South Island. The department has accreditation for advanced training in Cardiology by the Royal Australasian College of Physicians. Working in this department with experienced Consultants and a highly skilled multidisciplinary team will give you the opportunity to gain specialist experience.

The fellowship starts immediately and is for one-two years. Those unable to start from this date may still be considered.

Apply online, or to find out more information, please contact: Dr David Smyth, Clinical Director, Cardiology Department, Christchurch Hospital email:

Closing Date:  29 September 2017

Qualified Cardiac Physiologist, Auckland DHB, New Zealand

Flexible Tenure – Full Time Permanent/fixed term positions (minimum 6 months)
Experience the Auckland NZ life style!
New Zealand’s largest teaching & training hospital

New Zealand’s largest hospital is looking for Qualified Cardiac Physiologists to join our dynamic and dedicated team. We have several full time or part time permanent, fixed term, locum or secondment positions available for those adventurous and engaged physiologists wanting to work in a busy, exciting and diverse environment.

We work across a vast range of elective and acute diagnostic and interventional procedures for adult patients as well as providing the only service in NZ for paediatric and ACHD patients.

This is a busy and complex service that will continue to challenge any Cardiac Physiologist. As a core member of the Physiology team, you will be expected to work autonomously in a variety of basic procedures depending on your training and experience, We can can also provide you with training to improve your skills in other advanced procedures that you may not have encountered before!

Procedures performed at Auckland City Hospital include:

  • Coronary and PCI studies (we are the primary PCI service for the Auckland/Northland region)
  • TAVIs
  • Transplant assessments & RHS using FICK and thermo dilution cardiac output methods
  • Full range of Electrophysiology studies, diagnostic and ablation including 3D. These are provided for adult and paediatric/ADHD patients.
  • All catheter diagnostic & interventional procedures for paediatric and ACHD patients
  • Implantation of permanent pacemakers and ICDs as well as lead extractions
  • Non-invasive work encompasses: Holter Monitoring, Event Monitoring, NIBP monitoring, ETT supervision and Pacemaker/ICD clinics. Travelling Pacemaker/ICD clinics are also provided to other Northern region hospitals.

Auckland City Hospital is the largest in New Zealand and is based in the heart of Auckland City which has been voted the 5th best city in the world. The city is set in a pristine marine-based environment with a temperate climate and has a population of 1.3 million.  It has a vibrant mixture of lifestyles and cultures and offers easy access to stunning and diverse scenery and a wonderful range of outdoor pursuits. With its beautiful countryside and dynamic metropolitan centres, New Zealand offers a lifestyle to suitable for all.

This is a great opportunity for you to come and experience the kiwi lifestyle and hospitality, whether that be living permanently or coming for an extended ‘visit’. We would love to hear from you to discuss the opportunities we can offer.

Reporting to the Charge Cardiac Physiologist, you’ll be fully qualified and hold Post Graduate Diploma of Medical Technology (Cardiac) + Certification of Cardiac Physiologists (CCP SCT) or an overseas equivalent qualification.

Note: This role has NO involvement in echocardiography; if this is your speciality this is not the position for you.

Your qualifications must enable you to be registered with the Clinical Physiologists Registration Board (CPRB).

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For more information, please contact Fiona Riddell on +64 9 307 4949 extn 23312 or email

To apply, please visit our website on using reference number CEN03711 or contact Dianne Chan Sau at or call (phone: +649 638 0196)

Applications close: 10th September 2017

“We are a values based and inclusive organisation that is committed to deliver the best health outcomes for our total population.  To do this we are working hard to develop a robust and capable workforce that reflects the population we serve. We strongly encourage applicants from all backgrounds with the necessary capability and who share our values to apply and would greatly value seeing more applicants from our Māori & Pacific communities. Our organisation values diversity, inclusivity and empathy, if you do too, apply now and join us to make a positive difference and to “do your life’s best work at Auckland DHB”.

Auckland DHB is committed to the application of the Vulnerable Children Act 2014 and its intent to improve the safety of all children. This position is a Children’s Worker role as defined by the Act.

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