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General and Acute Medical Physicians with a sub-acute speciality

Employer Northland DHB
Workplace Whangarei Hospital
Specialty General / Internal Medicine
Term Permanent
Grading Medical Officer
Hours per week 40
Commencement date Open
Application closing date Open
Employer Northland DHB Workplace Whangarei Hospital
Specialty General / Internal Medicine Term Permanent
Grading Medical Officer Commencement date Open
Hours per week 40 Application closing date Open

Job description

An exciting opportunity for energetic, enthusiastic General and Acute Physician, with any sub-speciality interest considered, is currently available at Northland DHB.

Whangarei Hospital is the largest hospital in Northland, providing secondary care services for the region supported by three growing district hospitals. Northland offers the opportunity to work with a growing and diverse population. Our focus is on improving equity against a background of high needs and challenging clinical issues. There are opportunities to work within the outlying community hospitals as well as leadership opportunities to develop key local services to improve the medical outcomes for the people of Northland.

The service has a coronary care unit with five beds, three medical wards with 68 beds and a spacious outpatient facility. The hospital prides itself on having a supportive collegial atmosphere with great rapport across specialities and services. The acute Medical service works closely with the Emergency Department teams in all Northland hospitals to provide acute care to those presenting acutely to hospital. You would be joining a team of 16 physicians who work across both Acute Medicine and subspecialty ambulatory services.

Northland covers an area of 12,600 square kilometres and has a population of over 170,000.
Working in this high clinical need environment is offset by slow paced relaxation with breath-taking scenic coastal areas and exciting recreational activities.

Excellent schools, affordable housing and numerous preschool facilities abound. A well-developed Town Basin offers walks; exercise and child play beside an attractive marina with many restaurants and coffee shops to enjoy. Auckland city is just a two hour drive away.

For more information on the position, in the first instance please contact Dr Lucille Wilkinson, Clinical Director Department of Medicine, Northland District Health Board, who will arrange to have a conversation about the role and what we have available in the North.

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

Vacancy No: MD19-028

Qualifications required

All applicants MUST be eligible to register in New Zealand as a Medical Practitioner, and preferably have current specialist vocational registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand.
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Vacancy contact details
Name Dr Lucille Wilkinson
Position Clinical Director Department of Medicine
Phone +64 9 4304101 ext 60484
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