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Position Title: Cardiologist - Coronary/Structural Heart Interventionist
Location: Otago
FTE (Hours): 0.9 FTE
Date Posted: 14/11/2019
Application Closing Date: 19/12/2019 11PM
Job #: 060161
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Cardiologist - Coronary/Structural Heart Interventionist

  • Dunedin
  • Permanent
  • Fulltime 

About the Role

Our Cardiology department supports all aspects of current Cardiology medical practice excluding electrophysiological studies. Your duties will include performing diagnostic and interventional cardiology procedures in the cardiac catheterization laboratory. These procedures will include both coronary interventions, structural heart disease interventions such as PFO closure as well as more complex interventions such as plugging paravalvar leaks. Experience in TAVI/TAVR is expected.

Additionally you will take part in the general cardiology roster covering acute cardiology/CCU, and in-hospital consultations. You will also provide outpatient clinics both on-site and off-site at regional and rural hospitals, supervision and reporting of diagnostic services (exercise stress testing, Holter monitors, ambulatory blood pressure monitors etc,) and supervision of echocardiography laboratory requests. Implicit is the teaching and training of more senior medical students, house officers and registrars.

This is a permanent, 0.9FTE, 36 hours per week, with a full on call component position which we envisage starting in early 2020.


About the Service

Joining a team of 7 other Cardiologists you will be part of the Interventional service (5 interventionists in total) providing 24 hour regional PCI cover to our community.

Our Cardiology Department at Dunedin Hospital is situated in a city centre and serves a large geographical catchment area. The hospital has  350 inpatient beds and serves  as a teaching and training institution of the University of Otago and has all major specialties. Dunedin provides tertiary level care in neurosurgery and cardiothoracic surgery and the region is well served by an excellent helicopter retrieval service.

We have strong links with the Dunedin School of Medicine, the University of Otago, a Royal Australian & New Zealand College of Surgeons Integrated Training Program site.


About You

Appointed specialists will possess the FRACP or an equivalent qualification allowing a vocational registration with the NZ medical council. The Southern DHB recruitment team are able to provide support in applying for registration. Applications from overseas Physicians are welcome and a start date will be negotiated with registration and immigration requirements taken into consideration.


About Southern DHB and Dunedin

Welcome to Southern DHB, our DHB covers the largest geographical catchment of all the DHB’s in New Zealand. We deliver to a population of approximately 329,000 people over the Otago and Southland regions, through two main centres, Dunedin and Invercargill. We proudly provide top quality healthcare to our population.

Dunedin is a great little city with a big town feel and vibrancy due to being a University town.  If you’re considering a move down South feel free to come and talk to us about the job, the good schools, the University of Otago, and the recreational potential which Dunedin and its surrounds possess.


Closing date: Thursday, 19 December 2019


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


For further information please contact Milair Ryalls, Recruitment Advisor – Senior Medical Officers, Phone (03) 470 9604 or

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