Position: Interventional Cardiologist
Consultant Interventional Cardiologist with TAVI experience – Sabbatical Cover

Salary: ASMS MECA 2022 (NZD 170,369 – 250,560)

  • Dunedin
  • Sabbatical Cover from 5 June to 31 August 2023 (Fixed-term or locum cover for the full period)
  • 1.0 FTE

Mō te tūranga – About the role
Have you thought about moving to Dunedin and joining an environment that offers a better lifestyle and a workplace that is collaborative, progressive and passionate about learning? One of our Interventional Cardiologist is taking a three-month sabbatical from 5 June to 31 August (or a mutually agreed date). This could be the opportunity for you to join us on a fixed-term basis or alternatively you might be looking as to join us as a locum cover. 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.

The appointee would need to have expertise in the management of coronary intervention for stable, unstable, and emergency coronary disease presentations, performance of TAVI and share clinical responsibility for the Cardiography service provided by the Te Whatu Ora Southern at Dunedin Hospital. Skills in cardiac MRI would be advantageous.

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,). Implicit is the teaching and training of medical students, house officers and registrars.

Mōu ake – About you
Appointed specialists will possess the FRACP or an equivalent qualification allowing a vocational registration with the NZ Medical Council. We are able to provide support in applying or renewing previous vocational registration. Applications from overseas Physicians who had previous vocational registration are welcomed and a start date will be negotiated with registration and immigration requirements taken into consideration. For further information or to discuss please contact, Agatha Chen, Recruitment Advisor – Senior Medical Officers, Phone: +64 3 470 9604 or email:agatha.chen@southerndhb.govt.nz

Mō mātou – About us
Te Whatu Ora – Southern has the largest geographical coverage of all the New Zealand regions, providing services to 350,000 people in diverse communities. We take pride in all the services we provide, and our aim is to improve, promote and protect the health of our region. We believe that our dedicated and passionate staff are a significant driving force behind the achievement of these standards, and we need more like-minded people to help us continue providing for our community in Dunedin.

Utu whānui – Salary range
This role belongs to the ASMS Collective Agreement and falls between the Step 1 ($170,369) and Step 15 ($250,560 p.a prorata)

Rā mōnehu – Closing date: Friday, 31 March 2023.
Due to the fast-paced nature of what we do, our vacancy close dates may be subject to change. Don’t delay, make sure you apply as soon as possible.

Tono ināianei – Apply now
For a job description or further information, please contact, Agatha Chen, Recruitment Advisor – Senior Medical Officers with your CV.Phone: +64 3 470 9604 or email:agatha.chen@southerndhb.govt.nz.

At this time, we are not accepting agency candidates without prior discussion or agreement.

If you currently work for Te Whatu Ora- Health New Zealand – Southern, please apply for this role via our internal careers site, found here: Pulse > Applications > Corporate > SuccessFactors

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
New employees of Te Whatu Ora Southern will need to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, which includes two doses and a booster dose of an approved vaccine. If you are unable to receive a COVID-19 vaccine or booster for any reason, please indicate this in your cover letter so we can discuss this with you further and establish if you meet any criteria for an exemption.

To apply
We only accept online applications. Please apply via our website: https://careers.southernhealth.nz/job-invite/20585/