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Te Whatu Ora (Health New Zealand) Tairawhiti
Gisborne, New Zealand (on-site)
30 days ago
Te Whatu Ora (Health New Zealand) Tairawhiti
Gisborne, New Zealand (on-site)
30 days ago


Salary: ASMS Senior Medical & Dental Officers MECA, Medical & Dental Specialists scale (NZD$170,369 - $250,560)

Location: Gisborne Hospital, New Zealand

Cardiologists in Tairwhiti make a difference in a small community as part of a dynamic team of professionals providing a high quality, timely and evidence based cardiology service. 

Te Whatu Ora Tairwhiti is seeking a non-invasive Adult Cardiologist with skills in non-invasive cardiac imaging to provide support for our Echocardiogram services and clinical oversight of Echocardiogram reports to meet New Zealand guidelines.  Whilst not essential experience in  CT coronary angiography (CTCA) and Cardiac MRI is desirable.  Expertise in clinical trials is desirable.

The service aims to develop the roles of Cardiac Nurse Practitioner (NP), Clinical Nurse Specialists (CNS), accompanied by an uplift in Cardiac CNS capacity to enhance the nurse led community based cardiac care and prevention. 

The cardiology service in Tairwhiti is a small dynamic team. Our overarching aim is to improve cardiac health for the people of Tairwhiti and reduce inequities of health outcomes experienced by people living in an isolated and rural community.

Day to day responsibilities include outpatient clinics, ward consultation, reporting investigations, providing support for clinical colleagues, cardiac physiologists, cardiac technicians and echocardiography triaging and protocoling imaging requests.

 The person will participate in service development and implementation alongside and interface with Tairwhiti SMO Physicians and Waikato Cardiology to facilitate timely and appropriate cardiac care as part of the regional planning.

The post-holder will play a key role in the design, build and delivery of the District wide cardiac project “Heart Hauora Tairawhiti - Save a Thousand Lives”.  This project will involve primary and secondary care of the community and working with various agencies including Hauora Tairawhiti, PHOs, Iwi, Local MPs and District Council to address lifestyle challenges and initiate early detection, prevention and intervention.


People in Tairawhiti 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, Tairawhiti, extending up the East Cape of New Zealand, creating enormous scope and variety in the work available to an enthusiastic and skilled cardiologist. 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.

If this sounds like the role for you and you have a commitment to leading and developing our cardiology services within Tairwhiti we would love to hear from you.

For further info please contact Dr Gerry Devlin Head of Department Cardiology on or Kate Mather Group Manager Shared Services on

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Job Information

  • Job ID: 66603768
  • Workplace Type: On-Site
  • Location:
    Gisborne, New Zealand
  • Company Name For Job: Te Whatu Ora (Health New Zealand) Tairawhiti
  • Position Title: Consultant Cardiologist - Non Invasive Adult
  • Job Function: Cardiologist

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