Internist Consultant - General Medicine Consultant - New Zealand

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    New Zealand

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    about 3 years ago

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We are currently inviting applications for an experienced general medicine physician (Internist) for a role in New Zealand’s largest city, Auckland.

The hospital where the role is based, is the main hub for acute care and referral services within the health board. It is an accredited, teaching hospital of Auckland University and caters for most medical and surgical specialties with a catchment area of around 550,000 people.  The General Medicine experience is wide and varied providing an interesting and challenging clinical environment.

General Medicine has undergone significant changes in the last 12 months including the move to Home Based Wards, reshaping of the 42 bed Medical Assessment Unit & development of the Hospital in the Home (HITH). The department includes 37 Consultants and more than 50 RMOs split into Home Based Wards with Lead SMOs reporting to the Head of Department. General Medicine has 192 beds (including the 42 bed MAU).

The Department of General Medicine is the largest of the 13 Departments in the Division of Medicine and has close ties with all the Medical specialities. All subspecialties contribute to undergraduate and post-graduate teaching programmes.

The Physician appointed to this post reports to the Head of Department of General Medicine and will join another senior physician in management of the Hospital in the Home Service which currently has a capacity of 20 beds involving community based nursing and coordination through Community Central.

The post is 0.3 FTE HITH, 0.7 FTE Clinical/Non-Clinical Contact time which includes a mix of Inpatient and Acute Assessment responsibilities. 

Salary and conditions of service will be in accordance with the New Zealand ASMS Award Agreement. 

 Auckland, has all the amenities of a major city, as well as superb weather and an outdoors lifestyle, from beaches to ski fields, cafes and cultural events, all nestled on one of the world’s best harbours.

 Key Duties:

  • The Specialist Internist provides comprehensive diagnostic and consultative services to patients in hospital and outpatient settings.
  • Participation in the on-call after hours and weekend roster for the department.
  • Meet current standards of professional practice recommended by the Medical Council of New Zealand the Royal Australasian 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 Australasian College of Physicians (RACP) - FRACP or equivalent qualification
  • 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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