Stroke Medicine Specialist Physician

This is a new role in one of New Zealand's fastest growing and most beautiful regions for a full time physician specialising in stroke medicine.

The role is based in a district general hospital with 250 beds and 24/7 emergency department. The Stroke service operates across the inpatient setting including supporting rapid assessment and treatment in the Emergency Department through to acute care in the Acute Stroke Unit and post discharge follow up. The team consists of Physicians, Junior Medical Staff, Specialist Nurses and Allied Health staff.

Stroke specialist skills traverse specialities including neurology, gerontology and acute medicine and candidates for this role may be trained in Internal Medicine, Geriatrics or Neurology. The role will be negotiated according to the successful candidate subspecialty interests.



  • To lead the assessment and management of inpatients who are admitted through the acute stroke pathway, in collaboration with allied health, nursing and other medical staff.
  • To lead and support the provision of high quality (safe, timely, equitable, effective, efficient and person-centred) care to improve health outcomes and experience with a
    focus on continuous improvement.
  • To support clinicians to develop and deliver services which are continuously improving and at the forefront of teaching, research and clinical excellence for improved patient health and family/whanau experience at both individual and population levels
  • Hyperacute stroke care (assessment of patients for reperfusion therapy), acute stroke care (review of patients in the acute stroke unit/other wards) and Stroke/TIA clinics will represent around 50% of clinical responsibilities.
  • The remaining time will be tailored according to the successful applicant’s background and interests.  



  • FRACP or equivalent qualification
  • Eligibility for vocational registration in medicine with the Medical Council of New Zealand
  • Enthusiasm for service improvement and working in new ways
  • Strong team working skills
  • Excellent communication ability 
  • Skills to foster a learning culture across undergraduate and postgraduate medical staff, 


  • Excellent work life balance  – beautiful beaches, stunning scenery, excellent schools and a vibrant social city culture.
  • Attractive salary and pension benefits
  • 6 weeks annual leave
  • Medical practice costs reimbursed
  • Opportunities for clinical research affiliated with University of Auckland


Please forward your CV for immediate consideration.
Three professional referees will be required.