Specialist – Respiratory Physician 

New Zealand (NZ)
17 Dec 2018
14 Jan 2019
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

Specialist – Respiratory Physician 
Respiratory Medicine
Full time Permanent position

Seeking a balance in inpatient and outpatient work?  Want to work in a big friendly hospital without the traffic hassles of a big city?  

Waikato Hospital’s Respiratory & Sleep Department has a fantastic opportunity for a motivated and dynamic physician who is looking for a new challenge and to join an enthusiastic team. 
You will be joining 7 other respiratory physicians to provide respiratory care in a busy inpatient ward and consultations to other inpatient services.  There are full range of general respiratory and specialty outpatient clinics.  You need to have a strong clinical background in sleep medicine/non-invasive ventilation, although not essential if you meet all the other recruitment criteria.
As well as concentrating on patient centred care, we also have a strong research focus.  We publish many clinical papers a year and collaborate with national and international groups in conducting clinical research and audit.

We have an established respiratory laboratory and a sleep laboratory which has undergone expansion of the service and new directions.
What can we offer you?

  • Part of a large dedicated team of physicians, registrars, clinical nurse specialists, research nurses, physiologists and administrative staff in respiratory department.
  • New inpatient ward, outpatient clinics, Sleep Clinic/Lab and lung function lab in one of the largest hospitals in New Zealand
  • Opportunities to expand and lead a fully functional sleep laboratory.

Waikato District Health Board plans, funds and provides health services across a district over more than 390,000 people.  It provides tertiary care for cardiothoracic surgery and is the lead in regional cancer care for a population of over 800,000.
The applicant must be a passionate team player and must be eligible for or working toward vocational registration in New Zealand. Applicants with FRACP qualifications are encouraged to apply.
For further information please contact:  Dr Cat Chang (Clinical Director) Cat.Chang@waikatodhb.health.nz or Andrea Coxhead (Service Manager Clinical Units) andrea.coxhead@waikatodhb.health.nz or by clicking the apply button.
Closing date:  Open until filled
Position Description

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