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Consultant General Medicine and Gastroenterologist

Watch your career take flight in this beautiful region of New Zealand

  • A growing and dynamic department
  • A high performing health service with great prospects
  • Only a 10 minute drive takes you from the city to the country
The Position
Due to growth in the department, our client is seeking a skilled Specialist to undertake a 50:50 General Medicine and Gastroenterology post in modern teaching hospital. You will be joining a welcoming and diligent team of 3 Gastroenterologists plus two general surgeons who also perform endoscopies. Support comes in the form of a nursing team with extensive gastroenterology experience in areas such as endoscopy, IBD, and hepatitis.
Your responsibilities will involve the provision of a high standard of clinical practice and clinical expertise and effective gastroenterological and general medical services along with providing supervision and instruction for RMOs. Procedures conducted in the unit include gastroscopies, colonoscopies, ERCPs, stents, pegs, as well as gastroenterology clinics. The department is well resourced with a Supersonic Aixplorer Shear-Wave-Elastography ultrasound machine. In addition to gastroenterology duties, you will also participate on the General Medical admitting roster.
The Hospital
The District Health Board is currently undergoing a transformational change programme to firmly establish itself as a high performing health system, making this a very exciting time to join. It is currently working on its investment in developing primary and community care services and relationships to move care into and closer to people’s homes. The post is based at a 350 bed secondary hospital serving a total population catchment of 168,000. It is a teaching hospital that has close ties to major New Zealand Universities.
The Location
Located 2 hour’s drive north of the capital city, here you will enjoy an easy going lifestyle in a friendly community made up of a variety of cultures. Living in this city offers the perks of urban living whilst still being able to enjoy the surrounding natural landscape of rural New Zealand, along with an unparalleled range of facilities and services that promote an active lifestyle.
The city is consistently ranked among the most affordable in New Zealand and offers a wide range of housing options from city apartments to suburban homes to farms and lifestyle blocks, enabling you to find your dream home in this wonderful region.
Essential Criteria
To be successful in applying for this position you must be eligible for vocational registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand and hold specialist qualifications. Unless you are a native English speaker you must also meet the English language proficiency requirements.  If you are unsure if you meet the selection criteria please forward a copy of your most recent resume and I will assess your eligibility and will advise you of your options.
Join a growing team in a forward-thinking District Health Board and see your career flourish. Contact Tara today on +61 2 8353 9075 or alternatively, email

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