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Consultant Nephrologist

Join a hospital with a strong emphasis on and excellent reputation in teaching and training

  • Work in a reputable and welcoming hospital
  • Combine clinical practice, teaching and research
  • Outstanding location with easy access to the city and coast
The Position
A regional renal service is looking for a passionate and committed renal physician to join their dynamic and comprehensive department. The appointment will have a broad focus on patient care, research and education, offering an excellent career opportunity. You will be responsible for interventional and procedural work including biopsies, tunnelled lines with fluoroscopy and Tenckhoff catheter insertions. The team currently comprises 5 renal physicians supported by an eminently able Resident Medical Officer team (5 registrars and 2 senior house officers) and an experienced and passionate team of nursing and allied health staff.

The Hospital
This modern regional hospital has over 600 beds and provides local services for a population of 360,000 and tertiary services for a region of 860,000. The centre is accredited by the RACP as a level 3 hospital. The hospital has an academic division of the Faculty of Medicine and Health Science, University of Auckland on site, along with a well-equipped clinical school which acts as a teaching and training centre for undergraduates and postgraduate medical and allied health science students.
This hospital is a full-service facility offering specialised medical care, and the full complement of emergency services. The hospital is the main trauma facility for the area, and close connection to road and air transport allow patient-hospital transport in less than an hour from any place in the region.
The renal service comprises an inpatient ward including an acute dialysis unit, and a recently commissioned Regional Renal Centre on the campus.  The service covers all aspects of renal medicine apart from acute kidney transplantation and has a home based treatment philosophy. The service has one of the largest peritoneal dialysis populations in Australasia with over 200 patients, and around 100 on home haemodialysis. As a Regional Renal Service, they provide renal care to a population of 750,000, with outpatient clinics in the city and four secondary hospitals.

The Location
This hospital is located on the North Island in the largest inland city of New Zealand. The city is one of New Zealand’s fasting growing with a population of approximately 152,000. This region is one of the richest agricultural and pastoral areas in the world and is also the country's leading area for hi-tech innovative manufacturing and engineering industries. The city boasts an excellent range of amenities including two tertiary education institutes, two main sea ports, a domestic airport and local railway.
The city is also well known as a cultural hub with local, national and international events staged throughout the year - from the V8 street race and world rally car champs, balloons festival, theatre festival through to an ethnic soccer festival, craft & quilt fair and summer arts festival. And with over 170 cafes, restaurants, and bars you really are spoilt for choice in this city.

Essential Criteria
To be successful in applying for this position you must hold FRACP or equivalent and be eligible for registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand. Subspecialty training or experience will be advantageous but not essential. 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.

Work in a regional renal service with a huge service offering and career prospects, contact Tara on +61 2 8353 9075 to discuss.

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