The role:

We have an opportunity for suitably qualified Nuclear Medicine Specialist to join our dynamic Radiology team and to contribute to the development of the Radiology department.

For this particular position we are seeking Radiologist and/or Physician with dual scope of practice. Full-time (dual scoped) is preferred, however we are open to flexible arrangements and part-time can be considered.

The team and department:

The department is currently expanding and we are also recruiting for two new positions that will increase our team up to 10 Radiologists.

You will be part of a cohesive, friendly team in one of the more advanced departments in the country. The work of the department is varied and often challenging. The Consultants are by necessity multi skilled, but the development of a special interest is supported.

The team has a collegial approach and an active commitment to ongoing education. Multidisciplinary meetings are held daily, weekly or monthly with virtually all specialties being involved.

There is no on call overnight as we move to teleradiology after 5pm.

The single site department is situated centrally within the hospital and has the following facilities:

· 128 Slice GE Discovery CT750 HD scanner

· 1.5T GE Excite HDI MRI

· GE Discovery NM/CT 670 - SPECT/CT with 16 slice CT scanner (back-up CT)

· 4 ultrasound machines (including 3 x GE Logiq E9)

· A GE Innova 3100 combo catheter and vascular laboratory with flat panel technology

· Philips Omnidiagnost multipurpose fluoroscopy unit

· 3 General X-ray rooms including 2 dual-detector DR rooms (Carestream)

· Fully integrated RIS/PACS and voice recognition (Carestream)

The Nuclear Medicine department provides a large cancer staging service which combines bone imaging with diagnostic CT's on the hybrid camera, sentinel node imaging and MUGA scans.

Our other scans performed vary from myocardial perfusion imaging, thyroids, renograms, parathyroids as well as various other Technetium based SPECT CT products for the imaging of Brain, NET tumors and oncocytomas. We also run Iodine 131 therapy clinics on average twice a month.

Our average monthly numbers for Nuclear Medicine would be 150 excluding the diagnostic CT's on the hybrid scanner which average 65 per month

Our organisation:

Our District Health Board is large enough to provide variety and depth of work experience, with good support and supervision, yet small enough to be a friendly team with good social interaction. Hawke's Bay Hospital is a 400 bed hospital providing acute and elective care for the Hawke's Bay region. We have strengthening Primary and Community health services and an increasingly integrated approach to health and health care.

The District Health Board (DHB) is a teaching DHB in partnership with Wellington Medical School, University of Otago and the local EIT.

The region:

You won't find this opportunity just anywhere, and when you combine this with the chance to live in New Zealand's own piece of paradise, you have to ask yourself 'why work anywhere else? Take a stroll through the Hawke's Bay Tourism website and get yourself to Hawke's Bay!

Our region has a population of 162,000 people, most of whom live in or around the twin cities of Hastings and Napier, but we also offer rural living. There is a strong sense of community in Hawke's Bay. The roles offer a great opportunity to develop your career, enjoy the benefits of a fantastic region and achieve a desirable work life balance.

The successful applicant will possess either FRANZCR or equivalent that would lead to specialist recognition, e.g. FRCR.

Applicants must be registered, or eligible for registration, with the Medical Council of New Zealand as a vocationally registered Radiologist/Nuclear Medicine Specialist/Physician.

For further information about the position please contact;

Dr Kai Haidekker, Radiologist and HOD, Hawke's Bay Hospital, Ph +64 (0) 27 248 2808


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