Working here might be different from where you've just come from, but we bet you'll love it! This is a fulfilling role, rewarding team and great location to be based. We are a relaxed and rather informal team, regularly enjoying a good laugh when appropriate, and everyone is on a first name basis. We work as a strong MDT within our radiology service, and always have the welfare of our patients and their families at the core of our work. Due to our size and close collegial relationships throughout the hospital, it's quite normal to go and find the person to get the answer rather than send an email, and you'll often find you get feedback regarding the progress of your patients after they've left your care, which certainly doesn't happen in a larger hospital!
About our role
Our Radiology Service provides to a population of approximately 310,000 people over the lower South Island, our work is predominately emergency and inpatient cases. We offer a full range of imaging modalities based on a digital RIS / PACS systems. We offer MRI, Interventional, CT and ultrasound, however, we do not offer mammography services.
Our vacancy requires a Radiologist with a general scope of skills, including MRI and CT guided procedures; ultrasound experience is advantageous to us, but not an absolute necessity for you to be successful in gaining this role. As we are a flexible department, we are willing and able to make the most of your skills and are happy to support your special interest. As a team who prides ourselves in the work we do, and the care provided to our patients, quality is at the centre of our service and there is an expectation that you will participate in quality initiatives as part of your role. You will participate in an out of hours on call roster shared equally amongst your Radiologist colleagues.
As an outstanding team player, you'll have the energy to make a positive difference with both patients and colleagues alike. In addition to enjoying a challenging and varied workload, you can look forward to a competitive pay rate and a culture where staff are included, valued and respected for their expertise.
Southern DHB is affiliated with the University of Otago Medical School and Southland Hospital provides training to Registrars from the Royal Australasian College of Radiologists, so you'll need to be someone who is enthusiastic about teaching and passing on your knowledge to junior members of staff.
You must be FRANZCR qualified (or equivalent) and hold, or be eligible for, vocational registration with Medical Council of NZ. If you are an international candidate you can be considered for this role under the condition, you are eligible for vocational registration with the MCNZ.
About Southern DHB and Invercargill
The two main hospitals in the region are located in Invercargill (Southland Hospital) and Dunedin cities and both are affiliated with the University of Otago Medical School and have opportunities for teaching and research. Southland Hospital was rebuilt in 2004 and is a modern 160-bed secondary care facility that prides itself on having excellent facilities and equipment.
Recognised as an ideal place to raise a family, Invercargill is a modern city offering access to outstanding leisure pursuits and a caring, safe community. The city also has superb facilities such as the brand new indoor velodrome and sporting complex, excellent schools and an enterprising, innovative tertiary education provider, where free fees exist.
Southland (district) offers a wide range of recreational activities. It is home to two of New Zealand's national parks offering superb hiking and scenery, whilst internationally acclaimed fishing and a wide range of other outdoor pursuits are also available. Five top New Zealand snowboarding/skiing destinations are also within easy driving distance.
We are happy to have a chat with you about the role, the department and Invercargill, you can contact Milair Ryalls Milair.firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange an informal chat.
Closing date: open
Candidates who are not currently registered with the New Zealand Medical Council should be aware that from 1 November 2017 it will be the requirement of the NZ Medical Council that your qualifications are approved through EPIC. If you have a commitment to working in New Zealand it is highly recommended that you start this process as soon as possible so as to allow your subsequent registration to be undertaken in a timely fashion. For more information please visit MCNZ website re EPIC Credentialing