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Consultant Respiratory Physician with sleep medicine interest

Employer Northland DHB
Workplace Whangarei Hospital
Specialty Respiratory Medicine
Term Permanent
Grading Specialist / Consultant
Hours per week N/A
Commencement date Open
Application closing date Open
Employer Northland DHB Workplace Whangarei Hospital
Specialty Respiratory Medicine Term Permanent
Grading Specialist / Consultant Commencement date Open
Hours per week N/A Application closing date Open

Job description

Northland District Health Board advocates for affirmative action and actively seeks Māori into our workforce to reflect the community we serve.

Your new life in Northland - NZ!

Interested in an exciting opportunity for a Respiratory Physician? Picture yourself in sunny Northland with some of the most spectacular scenery NZ has to offer and an unparalleled work life balance. An excellent relocation package is available to bring you and your family to Whangarei Hospital.

Our region

As well as a warm climate, the "winterless north" has excellent schools, affordable housing and scenic coastal areas offering a vast range of recreational activities. We are just two hour's drive from the international hub of Auckland.

Our services

Whangarei Hospital is the largest hospital in Northland, providing secondary care services with our three rural hospitals. Northland covers an area of 12,600 square kilometres and a population of 180,000.

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.

Your skills

We have a diverse population with a high prevalence of COPD, Pulmonary Malignancy and Bronchiectasis. You will contribute to an active sleep service, pulmonary function laboratory, 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.

We want candidates with a real enthusiasm for teaching who are team players committed to improving and developing services to meet the population need.

For more information on Whangarei Hospital please visit and to see what the Northland region has to offer you visit the Northland official tourism web site

Vacancy No: MD19-049

All applications and enquiries should be directed to Tania Vaile, Recruitment Officer - Senior Medical Officers, Northland District Health Board, Private Bag 9742, Whangarei 0148, Northland, New Zealand. Phone: (09) 430 4101 ext 60484, email: or visit our website:

Qualifications required

You must be eligible for vocational registration in Respiratory Medicine with the Medical Council of New Zealand and we can assist with this and work visa.

You will also possess FRACP or an equivalent qualification. Trainees within a few months of completing FRACP training are welcome to express an interest.
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Vacancy contact details
Name Tania Vaile
Position Recruitment Officer
Phone (09) 430 4101 ext 60484
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