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Consultant Respiratory Physician

Employer Northland DHB
Workplace Northland District Health Board
Specialty Respiratory Medicine
Term Permanent
Grading Specialist / Consultant
Hours per week 40
Commencement date 09 Feb 2018
Application closing date 09 Mar 2018
Employer Northland DHB Workplace Northland District Health Board
Specialty Respiratory Medicine Term Permanent
Grading Specialist / Consultant Commencement date 09 Feb 2018
Hours per week 40 Application closing date 09 Mar 2018

Job description

A Specialist opportunity exists for a Respiratory Physician within the Department of Medicine. We have a diverse population with a high prevalence of COPD, Pulmonary Malignancy and Bronchiectasis. A successful candidate will contribute to an active sleep service, pulmonary function laboratory, new one stop clinic for lung cancers and an endoscopy service for bronchoscopies. The role will also include participation in the Acute Medical ward cover and on call physician cover for Acute Medical call on a 1:10 basis.

If you would like the challenge of managing a wide range of respiratory and acute medical conditions within a mid-sized New Zealand District Health Board, we would welcome
your application.

This position will be based at Whangarei hospital (in patient services) and undertake outpatient services across all district hospital sites.

Whangarei Hospital is the largest hospital in Northland, providing secondary care services for the region supported by three district hospitals.

The Department of Medicine has recently expanded its SMO workforce and will be expanding services from its current 5 team structure. The service consists of 13 Medical Registrars and five House Officers. The department has a coronary care unit with 5 beds, two medical wards with 56 beds and a spacious outpatient facility.

Northland DHB offers the opportunity to expand your clinical skills in response to the challenging needs of the local population. A balanced life style is supported with exciting scenic coastal areas which offer a mixture of recreational activities. House prices are more realistic, road congestion is minimal and you will always find a car parking space to start your day.

Northland covers an area of 12,600 square kilometres, has a population of 170,000 and is located approximately two hours’ drive from Auckland.

For more information on the position, please contact Dr Lucille Wilkinson, Clinical Director, Department of Medicine, Northland District Health Board, E-mail:

Vacancy No: MD17-014

All Applications should be directed to: Tania Vaile, Recruitment Officer - Senior Medical Officers,
Northland District Health Board, Private Bag 9742, Whangarei 0148, Northland, New Zealand.
Phone: +64 9 4304101ext 60484, Email: or visit our website at

Qualifications required

All applicants will need to have the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP) or equivalent and must hold, or be eligible for vocational registration in Respiratory Medicine with the New Zealand Medical Council.
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Vacancy contact details
Name Tania Vaile
Position Recruitment Officer
Phone 09 430 4101 Ext. 60484
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