Position: ECHO Cardiologist

Consultant Echo Cardiologist – sabbatical cover

  • Dunedin
  • Sabbatical cover from 7 March to 3 June 2022
  • FTE

About Southern District Health Board

Our DHB covers the largest geographical catchment amongst all the DHB’s in New Zealand. We proudly strive to provide top quality healthcare to our diverse patient population.

About the role

One of our Echo Cardiologist is taking a three month sabbatical between 7 March to 3 June 2022 and we are accepting applications for this fixed-term cover.

The appointee would share clinical responsibility for the Echocardiography service provided by the Southern District Health Board in both Dunedin and Invercargill Hospitals:

  • The appointee is 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
  • Expertise 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

Additionally, you will take part in the general cardiology roster covering acute cardiology/CCU, and in-hospital consultations. 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 medical students, house officers and registrars.

About the service

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

Appointed specialists 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.

We are also taking a flexible approach and would also consider other options.

We will be screening applications before the closing date to ensure we can start interviewing once the role closes on Sunday, 23 January 2022. However, this may be closed earlier.

For further information or for a job Description, please contact Agatha Chen, Recruitment Advisor – Senior Medical Officers, phone +64 3 470 9604 or email: Agatha.chen@southerndhb.govt.nz

Pre-employment checks

In the interests of protecting our people and our patients, all appointments will be subject to the following:

  • Occupational health assessment
  • Police vetting / Ministry of Justice safety checks
  • Serious misconduct checks (previous public service departments and statutory Crown entities only)

Covid vaccination requirements

Following the update to COVID-19 Public Health Response (Vaccinations) Order 2021, to be employed with Southern DHB you will be required to be fully vaccinated as a health care worker. If you have already been fully vaccinated you will need to provide proof of this to Occupational Health staff. If you are not yet fully vaccinated you must make arrangements to undertake your first vaccination no later than the 30 October 2021 and be fully vaccinated, as required by the order, by 1 December 2021.

To apply We only accept online applications.

Please apply via our website: https://careers.southernhealth.nz/job-invite/8622/

Applications closing date: Sunday, 23 January 2022.