Consultant Cardiologist – Dunedin, NZ

Consultant Cardiologist

  • Dunedin
  • Permanent
  • Full-time/1.0 FTE

This is a full-time (1.0 FTE) post based at Dunedin Hospital but working over the whole of the Southern District Health Board region.

About the role

In this role you will share clinical responsibility for our Echocardiography service provided by the Southern District Health Board in both Dunedin and Invercargill Hospitals. You will be expected to be proficient in the performance and interpretation of standard adult transthoracic Echocardiography, dobutamine/exercise stress echo testing and adult transoesophageal echocardiography including for interventional procedures. Reporting of adult echos is required to ensure all adult echos in the DHB are formally reported. Experience in performance and interpretation of echoes for paediatric patients and adult patients with congenital heart disease would confer an advantage. Experience with new echocardiographic technology such as strain imaging and 3D echocardiography is required.

You will also provide outpatient clinics both on-site and off-site at regional and rural hospitals, supervision and reporting of diagnostic services (exercise stress testing, Holter monitors, ambulatory blood pressure monitors etc,) and triaging of echocardiography laboratory requests. Implicit is the teaching and training of sonographers, medical students, house officers and registrars.

Each of our Physicians participate in the rostered leadership of our on call Cardiology team, that operates 24 hours per day, seven days per week, 365 days per year, as such you will be expected to provide a reasonable and equal share of annual leave cover for colleagues in this service for periods of up to two (2) weeks duration. Service provision will include equal participation in the after hour roster for weeknights and weekends.

There is an expectation, as part of this position, that you will, by mutual agreement will be available to take a Rural Clinic (if required) within the Southern District Health Board district.

About the service

You will be joining a team of eight other Cardiologists providing a full cardiology service to the patients of the DHB with the exception of EP studies and heart transplantation.

Our Cardiology Department at Dunedin Hospital is situated in a city centre and serves a large geographical catchment area. The hospital has 350 inpatient beds and serves as a teaching and training institution of the University of Otago and has all major specialties. Dunedin provides tertiary level care in neurosurgery and cardiothoracic surgery and the region is well served by an excellent helicopter retrieval service.

About you

To be successful in gaining this role you will possess the FRACP or an equivalent qualification allowing a vocational registration with the NZ medical council. The Southern DHB recruitment team are able to provide support in applying for registration. Applications from overseas Physicians are welcome, and a start date will be negotiated with registration and immigration requirements taken into consideration.

About Southern DHB and Dunedin

Our DHB covers the largest geographical catchment of all the DHB’s in New Zealand. We deliver to a population of approximately 329,000 people over the Otago and Southland regions, through two main centres, Dunedin and Invercargill. We proudly provide top quality healthcare to our population.

Dunedin is a great little city with a big town feel and vibrancy due to being a University town.

Closing date: Sunday, 3 May 2020.

Candidates who are not currently registered with the New Zealand Medical Council should be aware that from 1 November 2017 it will be the requirement of the NZ Medical Council that your qualifications are approved through EPIC. If you have a commitment to working in New Zealand it is highly recommended that you start this process as soon as possible so as to allow your subsequent registration to be undertaken in a timely fashion. For more information please visit MCNZ website re EPIC Credentialing

For further information please contact Milair Ryalls, Recruitment Advisor – Senior Medical Officers, Phone (03) 470 9604 or Email:

To apply

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