Physician with Stroke Speciality

Acute Stroke Unit – Whangārei Hospital, Te Whatu Ora – Te Tai Tokerau, New Zealand

·         Permanent, full-time position (1 FTE)
·         Te Whatu Ora – Health New Zealand, Te Tai Tokerau
·         Internal Medicine – Stroke specialty
Te Whatu Ora – Te Tai Tokerau are seeking a Stroke Physician to work at Whangārei Hospital. This is a full-time, permanent consultant role based in Northland, New Zealand.
We are looking for a motivated specialist with hyper acute stroke experience to join our busy department and provide consultant care to inpatients at Whāngarei Hospital.
Te Whatu Ora – Te Tai Tokerau is committed to Te Tiriti o Waitangi and holds stewardship for equitable health outcomes for Māori as Tāngata Whenua as the highest priority.
Northland has one of the highest rates of stroke and TIA in the country, currently admitting around 350 strokes per annum.  We run a comprehensive stroke service with a 6 bed Hyper-Acute/ Acute Stroke Unit (which will soon expand to 10 beds) as well as a closely linked rehabilitation unit. We provide 24/7 care including stroke thrombolysis and are closely linked to Auckland City Hospital where we can transfer patients for thrombectomy.
Alongside our team of experienced physicians, you will provide thrombolysis assessment in working hours including assessment for mechanical thrombectomy where appropriate. You will provide supervision to junior doctors as well as participate in the afterhours on call rota including weekend acute stroke specialist ward rounds.
Ideally you will bring experience in the stroke specialty, however also very open to hearing from those with an acute medicine background and an interest/ commitment to take on acute stroke. This post can be modified to suit the candidate’s interest and parent specialty. Candidates with neurology, acute medicine or geriatric medicine experience would be encouraged to participate in the inpatient and outpatient services for those specialities.
Working across a diverse population and alongside a broad range of specialities, you will have the chance to truly make a difference whilst developing your career. As well as a warm climate, the “winterless north” offers excellent schools; affordable housing and scenic coastal areas offering a range of recreational activities. We are just a two hours’ drive or 25-minute flight from the international hub of Auckland. To learn more about our stunning location please visit
To be considered you must have or be eligible for vocational (or locum tenens – special purpose) registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand in an Internal Medicine scope of practice. For more information about the MCNZ registration process please visit –
We offer a competitive relocation package to support you and your family to make the move to Whangārei. If you are currently overseas/ not yet registered, we can assist you with the application process to obtain MCNZ registration. Te Whatu Ora – Te Tai Tokerau is also an Approved Accredited Employer by the New Zealand Immigration Service.
To apply, please submit an the online application below, if you require any assistance with the application process please contact referencing vacancy number: MD22-050

Job Description

Post expires at 11:59pm on Wednesday October 11th, 2023