Position: Cardiology Fellow

Cardiology Fellow – Advanced Cardiac Imaging: WAI18174

Where you’ll be working: Waikato Hospital – Cardiology Department

The details: Fixed term 1-2 years – Full time hours

About the role:

Applications are invited for a 1-year fellowship in Advanced Cardiac Imaging commencing January 2022 at Waikato Hospital, New Zealand with possibility of further extension for 1 year. This post offers a unique opportunity to train in multi-modality Cardiac Imaging including Advanced Echocardiography, Cardiac CT and Cardiac MRI.

You will gain expertise in all aspects of adult echocardiography including stress echocardiography, trans-oesophageal echocardiography (2D & 3D) and interventional echocardiography for structural heart disease procedures. The post also offers the opportunity to train in cardiac MRI and cardiac CT.

About the service:

Waikato Hospital is a tertiary referral and teaching cardiac centre providing a wide range of adult cardiac services including cardiac surgery for the Midland Region (900,000 people). The department is a leading national centre for structural heart disease intervention and are developing a pioneering cardiac imaging service across the Midland region.

About you:

The post is ideal for a high calibre trainee who has experience in transthoracic and trans-oesophageal echocardiography who is now intending to obtain training in multi-modality Advanced Cardiac Imaging. You will need to have completed advanced training in Cardiology (FRACP or equivalent) and your CV will demonstrate an interest in Cardiac Imaging. You will require full or temporary registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand for the duration of fellowship.

You will be expected to take part in some clinical duties including a weekly outpatient clinic, ward rounds, teaching of junior staff and participate in the Non-interventional on-call Cardiology Roster. You will also have the opportunity to contribute to the ongoing research programme in the department.

Waikato District Health Board:

The Waikato District Health Board (DHB) is one of the largest of 20 DHBs in New Zealand. We plan, fund and provide health and disability support services to a population of more than 400,000. You can read about our vision, strategy and values here.

Waikato Hospital in Hamilton is a Level-1 trauma centre and one of New Zealand’s largest tertiary, teaching hospitals with over 600 inpatient beds and 22 operating theatres. We also run a secondary hospital in Thames, and three rural hospitals in Te Kuiti, Taumarunui, and Tokoroa.

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 communities.

Why Waikato:

The Waikato region features a wide range of world-class outdoor and cultural experiences. You can surf the world-famous beaches of Raglan, swim at the beautiful beaches of the Coromandel, and hike our majestic mountain ranges. Learn more about living in the mighty Waikato here 

Your application:

Interested candidates should apply online and please attach a CV, cover letter with up to date contact details, results of the Medical Council of New Zealand Registration self-assessment tool www.mcnz.org.nz/registration/getting-registered/tool/; and three references on the referee form downloaded from https://www.mcnz.org.nz/assets/Forms/d265d65cc5/RP6-RP9.pdf

Further information about the post can be obtained by contacting:

  • Dr Rajesh Nair, Clinical Director, Cardiology, Waikato Hospital, Hamilton, New Zealand. Rajesh.Nair@waikatodhb.health.nz
  • Dr Mark Davis, Deputy Clinical Director, Cardiology, Waikato Hospital, Hamilton, New Zealand. Mark.Davis@waikatodhb.health.nz
  • Dr Vijay Anand, Lead for Cardiac Imaging, Waikato Hospital, Hamilton, New Zealand. Vijay.Anand@waikatodhb.health.nz

Closing date:  Open until filled


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Information on how to apply can be found at this link