Specialty: General / Internal Medicine

Grading: Medical Officer

Number of positions: 3+

Job Hours: 40

Required qualifications: To be considered you must have or be eligible for vocational (or locum tenens – special purpose) registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand in an Internal Medicine scope of practice. For more information about the MCNZ registration process please visit -

Permanent, full-time position (1 FTE)
Newly created role to support the development of the Assessment Unit
Whangārei, Northland – New Zealand
The Department of Medicine at NDHB manages the needs of Northlands unique demographics and with the recent opening of an innovative Assessment Unit (AU) we are looking for a consultant to join the team. This is a full-time, permanent role based in Whangārei, Northland.

Northland DHB is committed to Te Tiriti o Waitangi and holds stewardship for equitable health outcomes for Māori as Tāngata Whenua as the highest priority.

Whangārei Hospital is the largest hospital in Northland providing secondary care services, supported by three regional hospitals in Kaitaia; Kawakawa, and Dargaville. Northland covers an area of 12,600 square kilometres with a growing population of more than 190,000. The Department of Medicine provides acute medicine care; as well as outpatient/ non-acute/ elective inpatient care to the Northland community. In-house we cover a range of subspecialties including Cardiology; Renal/ dialysis, Diabetes, Care of the Elderly, Respiratory Medicine, Oncology, Endoscopy, Hepatitis and Nerve Conduction studies.

We are looking for an experienced physician to provide medical services within Northland; support the development of the Assessment Unit, as well as participate in the acute medicine on-call roster alongside the other physicians. Our department has a family feel with a positive culture, although a busy and challenging environment everyone looks after each other and has a real passion for what they do and why they do it.

Ideally we are looking for a specialist dual-trained in general medicine with a sub-specialty interest – we would be more than happy to discuss with any clinicians as to how we can support your subspecialty. We want candidates with a real enthusiasm and patience for teaching; who are team players committed to improving and developing services to meet the population need with a passion for the delivery of equitable healthcare.

Working across a diverse population and broad range of acute medicine specialities you will have the chance to truly make a difference whilst developing your career. As well as a warm climate, the “winterless north” offers excellent schools; affordable housing and scenic coastal areas offering a range of recreational activities. We are just a two hours’ drive or 25 minute flight from the international hub of Auckland.

We offer a competitive relocation package to support you and your family to make the move to Northland. If you are currently overseas/ not yet registered, we can assist you with the application process to obtain MCNZ registration. Northland District Health Board is also an Approved Accredited Employer by New Zealand Immigration.

If you would like to apply, please ensure you submit an application via the online portal below. For assistance with the application process or if you have any queries, please contact referencing vacancy number: MD21-051

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