Respiratory Physician

  • Location

    Palmerston North

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    Physician, Pulmonologist

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  • Salary:

    $190,000 - 270,000

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  • Published:

    9 months ago

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Role: Respiratory Physician 

This is a new position for a recently qualified or experienced respiratory physician who will join two experienced respiratory physicians in a team which includes nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, sleep and respiratory laboratory technicians/ physiologists, and respiratory physiotherapists.

The service provides comprehensive specialist outpatient and inpatient respiratory services, and primary health care support. Supporting services on site include radiology, nuclear medicine, radiation and medical oncology, and pathology laboratory. Cardiothoracic surgical services are provided in Wellington as the tertiary referral centre.

The position involves the provision of

  • general respiratory inpatient and outpatient services
  • fibreoptic bronchoscopy
  • reporting on sleep studies and respiratory lung function tests
  • Knowledge and ability to manage cystic fibrosis patients.
  • any experience in the supervision of respiratory function laboratory is desirable.
  • participation in the general medicine call roster and the provision of limited holiday cover for general medicine.


Applicants must be eligible for vocational registration in Internal Medicine with the Medical Council of New Zealand with specialist training / qualification in Respiratory Medicine, as well as having demonstrated clinical, management, and teaching skills and the ability to work effectively within the multi-disciplinary team.

The hospital

A 350 bed secondary hospital, which services an urban population of 80,000 and a total population catchment of 168,000. In addition, the hospital is a teaching hospital, and is associated with both Auckland and Otago medical schools.

This is an exciting time to join this hospital as the regional medical facilities are  embarking upon a transformational change programme to firmly establish the district health board 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. 

The change programme will build on its significant achievements to date, in particular its investment in developing primary and community care services and relationships. It will work to further reduce service duplication and fragmentation, to move care into and closer to people’s homes, and to achieve an integrated and community focused high performing health system.

Palmerston North

A major university city in the North island of New Zealand, Palmerston North is the home of Massey University 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 wine growing regions of Hawke’s Bay and Wairarapa.

Situated in the lower half of the North Island of New Zealand, the local 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


If you are interested in this role please apply with a detailed CV not longer than 5 pages.