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    Physician, Gastroenterologist

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    Competitive package

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    about 1 year ago

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A specialist gastroenterologist position is available now in the Bay of Plenty New Zealand, a much sought-after location, on the north coast of the North Island of New Zealand. Considered to be NZ’s sunniest area, the population is fast growing, 25% Maori, and medical services are expanding and innovating to meet the demand.

Your role will be the provision of sound medical services and clinical practice including the investigation, diagnosis and treatment of patients referred with gastrointestinal disorders. This will include the performance of endoscopy and interventional procedures.

An enthusiastic team player, you will join a team of physicians, nurses and allied health professionals committed to Te Toi Ahorangi, an unique health care strategy developed by the Bay of Plenty District Health Board, to deliver equitable health services and outcomes among the Maori peoples. This team will be responsible for the development of the gastroenterology services and the roll out of the new National Bowel Screening programme.

As well as excellent clinical skills, you will need to demonstrate proficiency in these key areas:

  • Innovation of services and an enthusiasm for creative problem solving. 
  • Dedication to the provision of service quality
  • Team working to effectively achieve defined goals.
  • Understanding of cultural diversity and sensitive cultural issues
  • Ability to provide integrated care within several disciplines. You will be responsible for the integration of primary and secondary care services.
  • Excellent communication both verbal and written
  • Commitment to education and inspiration of junior medical staff, medical students and other health professionals studying at the University of Auckland and the Bay of Plenty Clinical School. The gastro department is approved by the RACP for advanced training.
  • Interest in clinical research

Clinical Skills and Qualifications

  • FRACP or equivalent specialist certification in Gastroenterology accepted by the Medical Council of New Zealand for vocational registration


  • Monday- Friday working week with on call for gastro patients.

Employer - Hospital

The main hospital is a level 5 hospital with acute services including general medicine and medical sub-specialties, Cardiology, Intensive Care, Paediatrics, O&G, Mental Health, Orthopaedics, General and Vascular Surgery, Urology, ENT and Ophthalmology. Waikato Hospital is the adult tertiary referral service, Starship for Paediatric tertiary services. It has a clinical school affiliated with the University of Auckland and is accredited for undergraduate and postgraduate teaching. The Cardiology service is credentialed for advanced training programme and actively involved in supporting research and innovation as part of the training programme.


Tauranga is a vibrant city and the surroundings are spectacular with beautiful beaches and countryside in close proximity. The Coromandel, East Cape and Auckland are all an easy drive away, as are the ski fields of the Central Plateau and Lake Taupō. There is outstanding access to outdoor recreational opportunities and a wide-range of schooling options, both public and private, an Institute of Technology and a recent addition is the University of Waikato Campus. Lifestyle options are diverse, and you can live 20 minutes from the hospital on a lifestyle block, in the bush, on an estuary with a boat or kayak or at the beachside town of Mount Maunganui and Papamoa.

Applications and Further Information:

If you are interested in this role please apply with a detailed CV addressing the above skills.