Role: Cardiologist Consultant
Scope of practice: Non interventional cardiology
An experienced and motivated Cardiologist is needed for an expanding cardiology service in a regional public hospital undergoing modernisation and extensive redevelopment. The cardiology department is growing with the aim to develop a full secondary care service and extensive community based services.
There are facilities for exercise ECGs, ambulatory monitoring, echocardiography (including TOE), diagnostic cardiac angiography, and the insertion and follow up of permanent pacemakers. There is a well established heart failure service and the service is implementing the national standards for cardiac care.
There is also currently extensive planning to develop the existing service including dedicated diagnostic angiography and pacemaker implantation facilities.
The hospital has 350 beds and serves a regional population of 200,000 with secondary care and acute emergency medicine. Regional services include: Oncology, Breast Screening, Nephrology and Urology, with specialist clinics held at the hospital including Respiratory, Rheumatology, and Paediatrics. Visiting specialists from Wellington attend the hospital for Neurosurgery and Cardiothoracic surgery.
Applicants must be eligible for vocational registration in cardiology with the Medical Council of New Zealand as well as having demonstrated clinical, management, and teaching skills and the ability to work effectively within the multi-disciplinary team.
A major university city in the North island of New Zealand, Palmerston North is the home of Massey University and is at the hub of key routes to the central North Island ski fields, and river adventures. Wellington the capital city, is only a two hour journey by road, as are the wine growing regions of Hawke’s Bay and Wairarapa.
Situated in the lower half of the North Island of New Zealand, the local region offers visitors and residents a unique mix of lifestyle by combining rural charm with the convenience of sophisticated living with all modern services and luxuries expected of vibrant cities, including a shopping plaza, a Globe theatrical centre, the Regent and Centre Point theatres, and dozens of hotels/motels.
There are excellent primary, intermediate and secondary schooling, both public and private, mixed and single sex. Cost of living is reasonable, housing very affordable, and rural living with stunning views only minutes from town is very achievable
Please submit your CV for immediate consideration.
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