Role: Consultant Diagnostic Radiologist
Are you a Diagnostic Radiologist practising general diagnostic radiology including CT and Ultrasound? If you are looking for a new role in a hospital with transformed integrated systems, a commitment to patient service and excellent clinical outcomes, and a varied but not excessive workload, this role may be just right for you.
It is also situated in a beautiful area of New Zealand, close to Wellington the capital, boasting excellent educational and leisure opportunities and a modest living cost.
- 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
This position is based at a 350-bed hospital in the lower part of the North Island of New Zealand serving a population of 170,000. It is affiliated with two medical schools and actively participates in undergraduate and postgraduate medical education including training for the FRANZCR for which it holds active accreditation, and a superb CME programme, an active postgraduate medical society and excellent clinical library facilities .
You can expect to have access to a thorough continuing medical education programme and opportunities to participate in research projects, pursue subspecialist fields of interest and become involved with medical student and junior medical officer postgraduate education.
The hospital is a secondary care facility providing most medical and surgical services, except for Cardiothoracic Surgery, Plastic Surgery and Neurosurgery. But is the regional base for head and neck oncology service which has responsibility for a population of 550,000.
The collegial relationships between departments are strong and consultation with other specialists is easy, either formally with multidisciplinary meetings or informally as required.
The hospital undertook a transformational change programme to firmly establish itself as a high performing health system that meets the current and future demands of its communities, with a strong focus on patient experience and improved clinical outcomes.
You will join an established team of radiologists which provide a general diagnostic and interventional radiology service.
The department has an interesting and varied workload carrying out approximately 96,000 examinations a year. It has up to date equipment including CT, Fluoroscopy, Ultrasound, DSA, and seven general digital radiography rooms and Nuclear Medicine with two gamma cameras. There is the opportunity to work in Breast Screening
You will be involved with the education and supervision of junior radiologists as they prepare for the FRANZCR exams.
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.
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 is excellent primary, intermediate and secondary schooling, both public and private, mixed and single sex.
The cost of living is reasonable, housing very affordable, and rural living with stunning views only minutes from town is very achievable.
Why should you apply for this role?
This role is great for a diagnostic radiologist who wants to work in a well-equipped modern facility with an interesting but reasonable case load and lots of time for study, research and education.
The surrounding area offers a wonderful lifestyle, proximity to the capital city and modest living costs whilst being surrounded by excellent educational facilities and cultural attractions.
If you are interested in this role, please apply with a detailed CV not longer than 5 pages.
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