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Consultant Radiologist - Queenstown

Consultant Radiologist – Queenstown Hospital

  • Salary: Upwards from NZD240 000 plus additional allowances(ASMS MECA 2024 (NZD 185,380 - 267,980))
  • Patient focused care & make a difference in the community!
  • Friendly & Professional team

We are expanding our Queenstown Lakes site and looking to have an onsite Consultant Radiologist.


Mō te tūranga | About the role                

Our Queenstown Lakes District has a permanent, rapidly growing, population of around 30,000 and a large visitor population. The Lakes District Hospital consists of twelve (12) General Medical beds, five Maternity beds, Emergency Department and a small out-patient department.  We have an onsite Radiology unit, including a CT Scanner. Patients who require urgent specialist care are transferred by road or helicopter to Invercargill or Dunedin. We work closely with St Johns, the Otago Trust Rescue Helicopter and the Dunedin ICU Retrieval service to navigate patient transfers.


Our District Radiology Service offers a full range of imaging modalities based on a digital RIS / PACS systems. Across the district we offer MRI, Interventional, CT and ultrasound, however, we do not offer mammography services.


The vacancy in Queenstown requires a Radiologist with a general scope of skills, who can triage, protocol and report CT and Xray studies. As the sole Radiologist on-site, you would be expected to work closely with the ED department and all the Radiology staff. Working with a strong regional MDT team, you will be supported by the team in Southland and Dunedin. There would be scope for the successful person to regularly work in Southland to do fluoroscopy, US and MRI reporting/lists, and US/CT-guided interventional procedures. You’ll also have the opportunity to take a break from home as you join our closest geographical secondary Hospital, Southland, providing assistance with their 1:4 on-call roster, covering both Lakes and Southland districts. There are plenty of opportunities to join in regular meetings linking with one of the base hospitals, or participate in regional MDMs.


Part-time applicants and request for flexibility would be considered. However, at the present time, all colleagues (including part-time ones) undertake a full share of call duties which are compensated in addition to the base salary.


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. 


Mōu ake | About you   
As an outstanding team player, you'll have the energy to work independently and foster a positive experience with both patients and colleagues servicing the Lakes Queenstown community.  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.


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 that you are eligible for vocational registration with the MCNZ. International applicants who are successful would need to be based in Southland initially in order to meet and complete a period of supervision as determined by Medical Council of New Zealand.


Tāhuna | About Queenstown   
Are you looking for a chance to secure a balanced lifestyle? Queenstown needs no introduction; whatever your interest or preferred pastime you will find the opportunity to indulge it here.  As the South Island hub for adventure-seekers, we are located closely to some of New Zealand’s most stunning national parks, renowned vineyards and numerous ski fields, offering you the best of both worlds not to mention work life balance.  We look forward to having you with our team!


Mō mātou | About us   
Te Whatu Ora - Southern has the largest geographical coverage of all the New Zealand regions, providing services to 350,000 people in diverse communities. We take pride in all the services we provide, and our aim is to improve, promote and protect the health of our region. We believe that our dedicated and passionate staff are a significant driving force behind the achievement of these standards, and we need more like-minded people to help us continue providing for our community.


Painga | Benefits

  • Hands on & Full Support for Work Visa and NZ Medical Council Registration
  • The opportunity to tailor your scope to your skillset
  • Work life balance 
  • Amazing wildlife,  world-famous ski fields and local beaches at your doorstep
  • Average commute time of 10-15mins


Utu whānui |Salary range
This role belongs to the ASMS Collective Agreement and falls between the Step 1 ($185,380) and Step 15 ($267,980 per annum pro rata) – dependant on prior experience


Rā mōnehu | Closing Date:  16 August 2024
Due to the fast-paced nature of what we do, our vacancy close dates may be subject to change. Don’t delay, make sure you apply as soon as possible.


Tono ināianei | Apply now
We will be screening applications as soon as we receive them. If this role has sparked your interest but does not match your current clinical skills, we have a range of clinical roles available, get in touch as there could be a place for you! 


For a job description or further information, please contact, Agatha Chen, Recruitment Advisor – Senior Medical Officers on +64 3 470 9604 or email:


If you currently work for Te Whatu Ora- Health New Zealand - Southern , please apply for this role via our internal careers site, found here:  Pulse > Applications > Corporate > SuccessFactors


Pre-Employment checks
In the interests of protecting our people and our patients, all appointments will be subject to:

  • Occupational Health Assessment
  • Police Vetting / Ministry of Justice safety checks
  • Serious misconduct checks (previous Public Service departments and statutory Crown entities only)

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