Consultant Dermatologist

Employer: Taranaki DHB

Specialty: Dermatology

Grading: Specialist / Consultant

Number of positions: 1

Job Hours: Permanent, part or full time - 0.8 – 1.0 FTE

Required qualifications: Applicants must be registered or eligible for registration, with the Medical Council of New Zealand as a Specialist and hold appropriate specialist qualifications in Dermatology, such as being a fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians, or equivalent. A suitable candidate would be proficient in the full range of medical dermatology, patch-testing, photo-dermatology, tele-dermatology, simple cutaneous surgery and management of skin cancer. They would be enthusiastic about empowering the patient, their family and healthcare providers to look after their skin in health and disease, liaising with primary and other secondary care services to provide equitable access and patient-centered care. Click here to view the position description.

  • Do you want to work for an employer known for their focus on employee wellness?
  • Are you committed to the further development of a dermatology and skin lesion service?

New Plymouth was named the most liveable city, for a population between 75,000-150,000, by the International Awards for Liveable Communities

Why Taranaki?
Taranaki boasts some of New Zealand’s most iconic natural landscapes like Mt Taranaki and many adventure activities. The rugged and wild coastline is home to more than 12 world-class surf breaks. Taranaki is a place where you can ski and surf in the same day.  For a more relaxing experience, there are many walks (bush, coastal or mountain) as well as   art trails, festivals and award-winning museums and galleries and a thriving café culture.  Click here to read more information about Taranaki.

The Taranaki District Health Board is a large organisation operating in the exciting, changing Health sector. To hear more about our culture view the video on our careers page.

Taranaki Base Hospital is a progressive regional secondary referral centre for the province of Taranaki with a wide range of medical and surgical specialties. A well-equipped Radiology Department provides a wide range of diagnostic and some interventional procedures. There is an excellent Laboratory Service and the IT service is among the best in the country. An $80m building redevelopment was completed in 2013 with a further development (Phase two) due for completion in 2023.

About the Role
The successful applicant will join a department of ten Consultant Physicians who have subspecialty interests in General Medicine, Cardiology, Endocrinology, Gastroenterology, Respiratory, Renal and Rheumatology.

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 & advanced trainee registrar teaching, audit and medical student teaching.

As a Specialist Physician in Dermatology you will work as the Lead Dermatologist with support from Paediatric Dermatology, Locum Dermatologists and Medical Officer Specialist Scale with a Dermatology interest and Dermatology Nurses in the Whanau & Communities Group.

You will provide clinical services that include outpatient, community assessment and management of people requiring specialist dermatology care, and community-based support services. Clinics are provided in New Plymouth and Hawera. Strong clinical liaison with other surgical specialist such as General Surgery, ENT and Ophthalmology and non-surgical departments such as Paediatrics and the full range of medical specialties will be maintained.

You will be offered a relocation package and will be supported with a continuing medical education allowance and days

For further information, please contact Charles Hunt on Email:

Closing date for applications is 31st July 2022 however we may appoint prior to this date and close the vacancy

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Vacancy contact details

Name: Charles Hunt


Phone: (06) 753 6139