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Specialist Respiratory and Sleep Medicine

Employer Waikato DHB
Workplace Waikato Hospital
Specialty Respiratory Medicine
Term Permanent
Grading Specialist / Consultant
Hours per week 40
Commencement date Open
Application closing date Open
Employer Waikato DHB Workplace Waikato Hospital
Specialty Respiratory Medicine Term Permanent
Grading Specialist / Consultant Commencement date Open
Hours per week 40 Application closing date Open

Job description

Job Number: WAI10361

Where you’ll be working: Waikato Hospital – Internal Medicine
The details: Permanent – Full time

Seeking a balance in inpatient and outpatient work? Want to work in a big friendly hospital without the traffic hassles of a big city?

About the role:
Waikato Hospital’s Respiratory & Sleep Department has a fantastic opportunity for a motivated and dynamic physician who is looking for a new challenge and to join an enthusiastic team.

You would be joining 7 other respiratory physicians to provide respiratory care in a busy inpatient ward and consultations to other inpatient services. There are full range of general respiratory and specialty outpatient clinics. You need to have a strong clinical background in sleep medicine/non-invasive ventilation, although not essential if you meet all the other recruitment criteria.

About the service:
We have an established respiratory laboratory and a sleep laboratory which has undergone expansion of the service and new directions. As well as concentrating on patient centred care we have a strong research focus. We publish many clinical papers a year and collaborate with national and international groups in conducting clinical research and audit.

What can we offer you?
• Work as part of a large dedicated team of physicians, registrars, clinical nurse specialists, research nurses, physiologists and administrative staff in respiratory department.
• New inpatient ward, outpatient clinics, Sleep Clinic/Lab and lung function lab in one of the largest hospitals in New Zealand
• Opportunities to expand and lead a fully functional sleep laboratory.

Required skills & experience:
The applicant must be a passionate team player and must be eligible for or working toward vocational registration in New Zealand. Applicants with FRACP qualifications are encouraged to apply.

If you think you might be the right person for the job, and you would like to discuss the opportunity further, please contact Dr Cat Chang (Clinical Director) or Andrea Coxhead (Service Manager Clinical Units) Alternatively just apply below and we can discuss matters further with you as part of the appointment process.

Why us:
The Waikato District Health Board (DHB) is one of the largest of 20 DHBs in New Zealand. We plan, fund and provide health and disability support services to a population of more than 400,000. We run five hospitals across the district – a tertiary hospital in Hamilton, a secondary hospital in Thames, and three rural hospitals in Te Kuiti, Taumarunui, and Tokoroa.

Waikato Hospital in Hamilton is a Level-1 trauma centre and one of New Zealand’s largest tertiary, teaching hospitals with over 600 inpatient beds and 22 operating theatres.

We are a values based and inclusive organisation that is committed to deliver the best health outcomes for our total population. To do this we are working hard to develop a robust and capable workforce that reflects the population we serve. We strongly encourage applicants from all backgrounds with the necessary capability and who share our values to apply and would greatly value seeing more applicants from our Māori communities.

Why Waikato:
Waikato is the fourth largest region in New Zealand and located just south of Auckland. It features a wide range of world-class outdoor and cultural experiences. You can surf the world-famous beaches of Raglan, swim at the beautiful beaches of the Coromandel, and hike our majestic mountain ranges. Learn more about living in the mighty Waikato here.

Your application:
Please apply directly online at Applications are not able to be accepted via email. For any queries about the application process please contact Taylor Spence in the Recruitment Team at

Theme “People at Heart” – Te iwi Ngakaunui
• Give and earn respect - Whakamana
• Listen to me; talk to me – Whakarongo
• Fair play – Mauri Pai
• Growing the good – Whakapakari
• Stronger together – Kotahitanga

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