Consultant Cardiologist – Non-invasive Imaging and Cardiac Heart Failure
Location: Auckland New Zealand (North Shore and Waitakere)
Permanent Full Time available.
Fixed Term considered.
Waitemata District Health Board (DHB) covers an area in the North Island of New Zealand from the North Shore of Auckland into the West Auckland suburbs including more rural areas and further north to Warkworth. Both of the Waitemata DHB hospital sites (North Shore and Waitakere hospitals) are within easy travelling distance of Central Auckland and North Shore suburbs. Information about the local climate can be found at the following link: http://www.tourism.net.nz/new-zealand/about-new-zealand/auckland-weather.html
Waitemata DHB continues to experience significant growth year on year in our people, services and facilities. Services are developing rapidly to meet the healthcare demands of the largest and fastest growing population of any DHB in New Zealand.
Our Board priorities to provide better outcomes and enhance patient experience guide each new decision and development as we strive to meet our organisational promise of Best Care for Everyone.
Further information about the Waitemata DHB and its activities can be found at the following link: Waitemata District Health Board (WDHB) - Hospitals & Health Auckland | Waitemata District Health Board (WDHB)
Waitemata DHB cardiology service provides acute and elective cardiology services at North Shore and Waitakere hospitals with inpatient and procedural facilities at both sites. CTCA, cardiac MRI, diagnostic angiograms and coronary intervention are currently provided at the North Shore site only.
We are offering a full time permanent role to a cardiologist with proven expertise in non-invasive imaging and cardiac heart failure to support the demand for service growth in these areas. Ideally we would like the successful candidate to start within 2017 but other aspects including the ability to work within a team and levels of expertise will contribute to selection of the right person.
You would be joining our team of 13 specialist cardiology consultants with contribution to outpatient clinics, rostered weeks for on call and ward consults at both North Shore and Waitakere hospital sites. Consultants are supported by a junior doctor team for inpatient facilities at each site with additional support from advanced trainee registrar positions in cardiac echo and the cardiac catheter laboratory.
The key skills required are primarily in all cardiac echo procedures (transthoracic, transoesophageal and stress echocardiography) from referral for procedure to reporting with added demonstrated expertise in cardiac heart failure management. Expertise in cardiac CT is preferred but not essential.
Our non-invasive consultants are a dedicated patient focussed team who work closely with their support disciplines (sonographers, nurses and radiographers) to assist with training and maintain an excellent quality of service delivery.
You will have or be eligible for provisional vocational/vocational registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand and hold cardiology FRACP or equivalent qualification.
The position is available now (10th April 2017).
Please apply on-line by clicking the apply button.
For further information, please contact Dr Tony Scott (Clinical Director Cardiology WDHB) on +64 9 486 8900
Closing Date: 31st May 2017