Our client in New Zealand is seeking to recruit a full time interventional cardiologist for an exciting leadership role in the development of a new interventional service commencing from February 2020.
- Full time, permanent role
- Public Sector Secondary care hospital providing some tertiary services
- Teaching Hospital affiliated with 2 medical schools
- University city in the north island of New Zealand
- Excellent CME facilities
- Full support from junior medical staff
- Clinical and educational duties
- Requirement for FRACP or equivalent specialist qualification and eligibility for vocational registration in Cardiology with the Medical Council of New Zealand
- Demonstrated clinical, management, and teaching skills and the ability to work effectively within the multi-disciplinary team.
- Leadership experience
Our client is looking to appoint an experienced cardiologist to lead the further development of cardiology services up to and including establishment of a local interventional service. This is part of a Regional Cardiac Strategy and will be supported by a dedicated project management role.
The hospital has a catchment area of 180,000 people and the Cardiology Service currently has the capacity to provide diagnostic angiography, pacing and echocardiographic services to the population as well as an integrated heart failure service.
A business case has been approved for the development of an interventional service with PCI capability and the appointment of two interventional cardiologists. There is an expectation that the hospital will be PCI capable five days a week and contribute to an out-of-hours interventional roster, and that this will be achieved within three years.
The successful applicant should have proven clinical leadership experience as well as demonstrated understanding of departmental development and the provision of strong clinical governance. In addition, experience in delivering an interventional service from its infancy and working in a rural setting is also desirable.
Successful applicants should also have a knowledge of, and commitment to, the departmental development of a cardiology service in its entirety as well as a focus on intervention.
The successful applicant will be expected to take a place on a cardiology on-call service as well as an interventional cardiology on-call service once established.
During the establishment of a dedicated interventional facility at MidCentral DHB access to interventional cardiology to retain medical credentialing requirements will be made available.
This position is based at a 350 bed hospital in the Lower North Island of New Zealand. It is a secondary hospital and offers most medical and surgical specialities with the exception of Cardiothoracic, Plastic and Neurosurgery. It provides some tertiary care services. The hospital serves a local population of 170,000 but is the base for a regional head and neck oncology service which has responsibility for a population of 550,000 and draws patients from Whanganui, Taranaki, and Hawkes' Bay.
The collegial relationships between departments are strong and consultation with other specialists is easy, either formally with multidisciplinary meetings or informally as required. There is an active postgraduate medical society and there are excellent clinical library facilities.
The hospital is embarking upon a transformational change programme to firmly establish itself as a high performing health system that meets the current and future demands of its communities, that provides improved patient experiences for service users, and that achieves improved patient and community health and wellbeing.
Situated in the lower half of the North Island of New Zealand, the 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.
The hospital is situated in a major university city 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 local wine growing regions.
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