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Consultant Radiologist, Radiology 1.0 FTE

Hauora Tairawhiti (Gisborne) | Posted 5-01-2021

Gisborne (Consulting)

  • Closes 31 Jan 2021
  • Posted 06 Jan 2021

Consultant Radiologist 1.0 FTE

12 month, fee for service locum tenens contract.


Radiologists at Hauora Tairāwhiti make a difference in a small community, staff a modern radiology department, see unbelievable pathology, value quality over profits, and have a great work-life balance.

The radiology service at Hauora Tairāwhiti is a small, dynamic team looking to employ a suitability qualified Radiologist. This role will work collaboratively and cohesively with the radiology team to provide effective services for the Tairāwhiti region.

Applicants are expected to have a general scope of radiologist skills including ultrasound, MRI and CT. The Department is hospital based and provides a mix of inpatient, emergency and outpatient imaging for a community of approximately 47,000 people. Time is split with 70% clinical responsibilities and 30% non-clinical. It is expected that you will also participate in the on call roster which is currently an ‘at home call’ one in four nights.

Day to day responsibilities include interpreting exams, triaging and protocoling imaging requests, consulting with referring clinicians, and supporting the radiology technology staff. Light intervention and mammography are optional. There are opportunities to teach local medical and surgical house officers as well as radiology registrars within the Midlands Region.

We are looking to receive applications from people who are keen to work in a partnership with our Head of Department and other team members to develop new imaging services and work on continuous improvement within our Radiology Department.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to be part of a new era at Gisborne Hospital with the announcement of a state-of-the-art medical imaging research centre to be based at the hospital. The Matai Medical Research Institute centre will focus on mild traumatic brain injury and heart disease that could make Gisborne a world-leading centre in MRI.


The department offers a wide range of state of the art imaging including Coronary CTA, CT colonography, Cardiac and Body MRI (including liver, renal, prostate, ano-rectal, and pelvic MRI), MRI arthrography, CTA (neurovascular, cardiothoracic, and peripheral), vascular US, obstetrical US, dual energy CT, and light interventional work (US and CT guided joint and spine injections, image guided biopsies, and percutaneous drainages). Unlike other DHBs we also perform MSK MRI for ACC and are one of the few small district health boards to have an onsite MRI scanner.

The radiology department uses Philips RIS/PACS which is integrated with the other DHBs in the Midlands region. Our equipment includes Siemens Flash CT, Phillips Ingenia 1.5T MRI, Philips EPIQ 7G Ultrasound, Digital General X-ray (DR), and Digital Mammography .


Candidates applying for this position will need to have;

Medical Council of New Zealand (MCNZ) Vocational registration in the Scope of Practice of Diagnostic and interventional radiology or be an overseas trained Radiologist eligible for MCNZ registration under the Special Scope of Practice Locum Tenens category


Patients in Tairāwhiti are chronically underserved and qualified medical professionals have a fantastic opportunity to make a real difference in this community while enjoying an excellent work life balance in a beautiful coastal setting. Gisborne Hospital is the base hospital for the wide geographical area, Tairāwhiti, extending up the East Cape of New Zealand, creating enormous scope and variety in the work available to an enthusiastic and skilled radiologist. Recognised as an ideal place to raise a family, Gisborne is a relaxed city offering access to outstanding leisure pursuits and a caring, safe community. The city has superb outdoor facilities, golden beaches, a warm climate and a vibrant local economy based on wineries, agriculture, surfing, and tourism.


Applications will not be accepted via email. All candidates applying for any of our current vacancies must complete an online Hauora Tairāwhiti application form by clicking the 'Apply Now' button.

Please ensure your uploaded CV and cover letter is in either Word or PDF format. For further information on this role, please email Dan Cornfeld at, Debbie Cordiner at or Kate Mather at and please indicate the vacancy number (HAU00613) and job title in the subject line.

Applications close on 05 February 2021.

Reference HAU00613
Location(s) Gisborne
Work type(s) Hauora Tairawhiti (Gisborne)