Gastroenterologist Fixed Term 6 months

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    Physician, Gastroenterologist

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    5 months ago

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    6 months

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This is a fixed term role for six months in a regional general hospital in New Zealand, for a specialist gastroenterologist. You will join the department of medicine in a busy 260 bed hospital in the North Island as the second gastroenterologist dealing with increased service demand as a result of the recent expansion of endoscopy facilities and gastroenterology services.

The hospital offers a full range of medical and surgical services to adults and children of all ages and demographics including a 24 hour emergency department and radiological and pathology support.

The catchment area covers over 12600 kilometres spreading over the North Island of New Zealand and is populated by almost 200,000 people with a high Maori demographic, which has specific health problems.

The hospital acts as a referral centre for three small provincial hospitals offering basic medical services and in turn, is supported by tertiary hospitals in Auckland.

The hospital is accredited for postgraduate medical training by the Royal Colleges of Australia and New Zealand and participates in medical student teaching for the two medical schools in New Zealand, Auckland and Otago.

  • Perform regular routine ward rounds with junior medical staff and the multi-disciplinary team of the ward reviewing the progress, management and discharge plans of inpatients admitted under your care
  • Management of liver diseases including viral hepatitis
  • Endoscopy –Colonoscopy & OGD including therapeutic OGD e.g. variceal banding, oesophageal dilatation and stenting, PEG insertion
  • conduct gastroenterology outpatient clinics and procedures within local rural hospitals
  • teaching of junior doctors and medical students
  • service quality improvement.

  • Specialist post-graduate qualification eligible for registration on the Vocational register with the Medical Council of New Zealand. FRACP or equivalent qualification is essential (FRCPC, American Board of Gastroenterology, FRCP / CCT, FCP (SA) all accepted)
  • Excellent teamworking and communication skills are essential to the successful delivery and improvement of the clinical services.
  • ERCP skills desired but not essential
  • Basic Salary NZ$ 190,000 - 270,000 pa
  • Pension benefits
  • 6 weeks annual leave
  • fixed term, full time contract
  • medical practice costs reimbursed