Cardiologist Consultant - New Zealand

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Two energetic and enthusiastic Consultant Cardiologists Cardiologists are sought to join a re-invigorated and re-developed cardiology centre in a regional hospital in New Zealand’s north island. The hospital provides secondary level medical services for a regional population of over 170,000. There are 4,500 general medical admissions per annum with interesting, challenging and fascinating pathology.

The service has a coronary care unit with five beds, three medical wards with 56 beds and a spacious outpatient facility.  Transoesophageal imaging, exercise and pharmacologic stress testing and CTCA are all established services with a confirmed cardiac catheter lab opening late 2019.

The successful applicants will be living in a beautiful part of New Zealand with warm summers, mild winters and lots of opportunities for outdoor activities on land and at sea just two hours' drive from Auckland, with regular flights to and from Auckland Airport.

 Key Duties:

  • Be available for telephone consultation from GPs, other hospitals, junior medical staff and other services, during both normal hours of work and while on call.
  • Discuss patients with multi-disciplinary team and refer patients to tertiary services as appropriate
  • Be available to discuss and/or see patients as required at other times.
  • Attend to referrals from other wards/services as necessary.
  • Ensure handover of information regarding patients of concern to on-call medical team.
  • Delegate tasks and responsibilities to junior doctors as appropriate to their level of skill and supervise their work.
  • Perform regular outpatient clinics at hospital sites around Northland.
  • Liaise regularly with tertiary referral services regarding aspects of patient care and for education purposes.
  • Accept outpatient referrals for new and follow-up Cardiology patients, as part of the outpatient service.
  • Provide regional visiting service to other peripheral sites, seeing outpatients and inpatient referrals.
  • Meet current standards of professional practice recommended by the Medical Council of New Zealand the Royal Australian College of Physicians (RACP)
  • Enroll in, and meet the professional development criteria of RACP
  • Contribute to service quality assurance by participating in clinical audits, case reviews and incident review processes
  • Supervise a  registrar in training according to the supervision guidelines laid down by the RACP.
  • Provide teaching to other staff in the course of clinical work and at formal teaching sessions.
  • Include the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi within all aspects of the role and its outcomes
  • Observe and promote safe work practices, rules and instructions relating to work, and be pro-active in hazard management



  • Qualifications: Fellowship of Royal Australian College of Physicians (RACP) - FRACP or equivalent qualification (Check international candidate assessment at RACP website)
  • License: Vocational Registration or Eligibility for Vocational Registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand
  • Language: fluent English (IELTS Academic Module 7.5 average for non native speakers)


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