MidCentral DHB is looking to appoint an experienced cardiologist to lead the further development of cardiology services up to and including establishment of a local interventional service. This is part of a Regional Cardiac Strategy and is supported by both MidCentral DHB’s Board and its regional partners. The development will be supported by a dedicated project management role.
MidCentral DHB has a catchment area of 180,000 people and the MDHB Cardiology Service currently has the capacity to provide diagnostic angiography, pacing and echocardiographic services to the population as well as an integrated heart failure service.
A business case has been approved for the development of an interventional service with PCI capability and the appointment of two interventional cardiologists. There is an expectation that the hospital will be PCI capable five days a week and contribute to an out-of-hours interventional roster, and that this will be achieved within three years.
The successful applicant should have proven clinical leadership experience as well as demonstrated understanding of departmental development and the provision of strong clinical governance. In addition, experience in delivering an interventional service from its infancy and working in a rural setting is also desirable.
Successful applicants should also have a knowledge of, and commitment to, the departmental development of a cardiology service in its entirety as well as a focus on intervention.
The successful applicant will be expected to take a place on a cardiology on-call service as well as an interventional cardiology on-call service once established.
During the establishment of a dedicated interventional facility at MidCentral DHB access to interventional cardiology to retain medical credentialing requirements will be made available.
The establishment of this service and development of the workforce at MCH as part of this progress is fully supported by the Central Region Cardiac Network.
MidCentral District Health Board is committed to ensuring that children and young people are safe from abuse and harm. As part of our commitment to children and young people, and in line with the Vulnerable Children Act 2014, appointment to positions that involve regular or overnight contact with children will include worker safety checks. These checks are in addition to the requirement to have a satisfactory police clearance. Further information will be provided to shortlisted candidates. More information about the Vulnerable Children Act 2014 is available from the Ministry of Vulnerable Children website.