lunes, 29 de octubre de 2012



Taranaki Base Hospital, New Plymouth

Consultant Physician
Interest in Respiratory Medicine

Permanent, full time

Reference: 043128

Applications are invited for the post of Consultant Physician/Respiratory subspecialty. This is a replacement position and the successful applicant will join a Department of seven other Consultant Physicians who have subspecialty interests in Cardiology, Endocrinology, Gastroenterology, Renal and Rheumatology.

The successful candidate will take part in a 1:6 on-call rota with Registrar and House Surgeon support.

Taranaki Base Hospital, situated in New Plymouth, is a progressive, regional, Secondary Referral Centre for the province of Taranaki with a wide range of Medical Specialties, an Intensivist-managed ICU, an HDU and a well-equipped Radiology Department providing Interventional Radiology and Respiratory related support, which includes Digital Radiology, CT Guided Biopsy MRI, CT and Angiography. Taranaki Base Hospital has Video-bronchoscopy facilities and a Respiratory Laboratory for Spirometry and DLCO Testing. A Thoracic Surgeon is available locally for referral for VATS/ Lung Resections. There is an excellent Laboratory Service and the IT Service is among the best in the country. An $80 million building redevelopment is due for completion in 2013.

The successful applicant should have specialist qualifications registrable in New Zealand. The Department of Medicine has a strong track record with education and training, and the successful incumbent will be expected to participate and contribute to the Department’s CME activities, including Basic and Advanced Trainee Registrar Teaching, Audit, and Medical Student Teaching. Salary will be in accordance with the current national collective agreement. A comprehensive relocation package would be available to the successful permanent appointee.

Applications will also be considered from candidates currently in training posts seeking employment within 12 to 24 months or from suitable candidates who may wish to work in a Locum capacity for six months or longer.

Taranaki is situated on the west coast of the lower North Island of New Zealand with a population of approximately 105,000. It is an area with outstanding scenery, and is undergoing strong economic growth. It is an excellent and affordable place to live and raise a family, with first class educational facilities. The mountain to surf environment encourages outdoor living and recreational activities, which are all available within minutes of New Plymouth, the provincial capital.

To discuss the post informally, please contact Dr Allister Williams, Head of Department, telephone: 0064 6 753 6139 or by email: or to obtain a position description contact Charles Hunt, Recruitment Manager by email:
Closing date for applications is 31st January 2013.

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