Position : General cardiologist

  • Whangārei hospital, Te Whatu Ora – Te Tai Tokerau
  • Permanent, full-time Consultant role (1 FTE)
  • Whangārei, Northland New Zealand
  • Join a growing team and service

Te Whatu Ora Te Tai Tokerau is committed to Te Tiriti o Waitangi and holds stewardship for equitable health outcomes for Māori as Tāngata Whenua as the highest priority.

We are seeking an enthusiastic and motivated General Cardiologist to provide inpatient and outpatient cardiology care across the Northland region. Based in Whangārei, this role will involve travelling to and working from our rural hospitals as needed.

Whangārei Hospital is the largest hospital in Northland, providing secondary care services across the region and supported by four rural hospitals in Dargaville, Kaitaia, Rawene and the Bay of Islands. There is a proposed on-call requirement for general cardiology supported by a cardiology registrar. In addition, there is an approved cardiology advanced trainee position.

Whangarei hospital has an on-site cardiac catheter lab performing coronary intervention, cardiac MRI and CT, echo (including TOE and stress echo) and well-developed heart failure and cardiac rehab services. Pacing/device clinics based in Whangarei cover the region but currently implants are undertaken in Auckland.

As a General Cardiologist you will join a small but close-knit team dedicated to their patients. You will collaborate with the Clinical Lead and Clinical Director to ensure your knowledge and skills are consistently developed. Our expectation is that you will bring your specialist experience and embrace the challenges involved in developing the service to its maximum potential. We want a motivated team player that is patient focused to play a key part in the continued development of a re-invigorated cardiology service. You will be able to make meaningful decisions and improve access to specialist cardiac care for a region that has historically been undeserved.

To be considered, you must have or be eligible for vocational registration in Internal Medicine (Cardiology) scope of practice with the Medical Council of NZ. Essential to this role is general cardiology experience and competent in echocardiography including TOE. Those with pacemaker implant skills and knowledge would be encouraged to apply as this would be considered advantageous. Recent FRACP NZ trainees are strongly encouraged to apply.

For more information about the MCNZ registration process, please visit www.mcnz.org.nz

We offer a competitive relocation package to support you and your family to make the move to Whangārei. Te Whatu Ora is also an Approved Accredited Employer by the New Zealand Immigration Service therefore we can assist you to obtain an appropriate visa.

To submit your application, please apply via the online application portal below https://www.kiwihealthjobs.com/jobs/Northland/KHJ-MD23-040 ensuring to submit an up-to-date CV and cover letter.

For assistance with the application process or if you have any queries, please contact [email protected]  referencing vacancy number: MD23-040