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Respiratory Physician - Hawke's Bay New Zealand

Job Field:
Doctor Jobs
Physician Jobs, Respiratory medicine Jobs
Doctor & Nurse Grade Type:
Doctor Grades
Doctor & Nurse Grade:
Consultant Jobs, Physician
New Zealand
North Island
Contract Type:
Fixed Term, Permanent
Salary Description:
on application
Te Whatu Ora - Health New Zealand
Job Ref:

Ehara taku toa i te toa takitahi. Engari, he toa takitini.

Success is not the work of one, but the work of many.


Permanent (Fixed term considered if applicant preference)


This exciting new position represents the fifth respiratory consultant in a strong and growing regional department covering all aspects of respiratory medicine. Recent expansion of the department includes the addition of an advanced trainee in respiratory medicine and nurse practitioner roles. This growth affords the successful applicant an opportunity to explore their sub-specialty interests with scope to shape and develop the role whilst contributing to broader departmental activities.


Services include regular bronchoscopy lists, a growing pleural service, and outpatient services across the breadth of respiratory and sleep medicine including local clinics for obstructive airways disease, a large lung cancer service, interstitial lung disease, bronchiectasis, cystic fibrosis, TB and lung transplantation with network support from tertiary centres. One quarter of the role will be spent covering inpatients through a general medical ward with a predominance of respiratory patients, this includes being involved in the acute medicine on-call roster.


There is shared responsibility to reporting of pulmonary function testing including CPET in a newly re-equipped, negative pressure lung function laboratory; provision of sleep services; teaching of RMOs, nurses and allied health; developing models of care and liaison with community-based support services. Development of community services is a particular area of focus with further near-term expansion of specialty care to non-hospital settings forthcoming. You should be able to provide clinical leadership to the multidisciplinary team, with a commitment to continuous quality improvement.


Hawke’s Bay has a diverse population of over 170,000 people in both urban and remote rural areas. Services are primarily provided at Hawke's Bay Fallen Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital, Hastings which has a 400-bed capacity - one of the largest provincial hospitals in New Zealand.


We have no doubt that you will love everything Hawke’s Bay has to offer. Situated on the east coast of the North Island and a notable holiday destination within New Zealand, you will enjoy the stunning climate and beaches, a wide range of sporting and leisure opportunities, wineries, food and cultural activities. An environment and work-life balance that is second to none. Take a stroll through the Hawke’s Bay Tourism website and get yourself to Hawke’s Bay!


Applications for the above position are invited from medical practitioners who have completed advanced training in Respiratory Medicine, have FRACP (or equivalent qualification) and are registered (or are eligible for registration) as a specialist with the Medical Council of New Zealand.


 To view Position Profile please click HERE


For more information contact:  

Dr. Rachel Leigh                                                                          Dr. Daniel Garner

HOD – Acute Medicine                                  and/or               Clinical Lead, Respiratory & Sleep Medicine                                        


Te Whatu Ora - Health New Zealand, Te Matau a Māui Hawkes Bay in general encourages a workforce that is innovative, eager to learn and enhance their skills and is passionate about caring for our community. As part of our team we will support, encourage and help you to develop your career with us.

We are committed to delivering and living our Te Whatu Ora values of He kauanuanu – Respect, Ākina – Improvement, Rāranga te tira– Teamwork and Tauwhiro – Care. You should be someone who has similar personal values.

We are proud of our team’s diversity.  We know the strength of a diverse and inclusive workforce helps us achieve the best outcomes for our patients and the communities in which we operate and serve. 


Closing Date

: 06/Dec/23

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