Our Echo Service is looking for a highly experienced and fully qualified Cardiac Sonographer / Echocardiographer who is a team player to join our Echo Service in Northland DHB.
About the role:
You will be working with a small team of cardiologists, sonographers and physiologists who serve the Northland population in a busy service with a varied number of echoes each week.
The position reports directly to the Clinical Nurse Manager of the Medical Outpatients Department with professional support provided by the Charge Sonographer and the Echo Service Coordinator.
Although the role is primarily based at Whangarei Hospital, you also get out to our rural hospitals in Kaitaia, Bay of Islands, Dargaville and Rawene at least once a month.
You will have a New Zealand recognised academic undergraduate qualification, as well as a post-graduate Diploma in Medical Ultrasonography - recognised and/or accredited by the New Zealand Medical Radiation Technologists Board (MRTB) or the Australian Sonography Accreditation Registry (ASAR).
You will have at least three years’ continuous clinical experience in the field of cardiac sonography, and as an autonomous practitioner, you will be capable of performing adult, paediatric (including neonatal studies), and adult congenital heart echoes. You will produce high-level and accurate reporting of echo studies, and will also have experience in transoesophageal echocardiography, exercise and pharmacologic stress echocardiography.
About the organisation:
Northland DHB employs over 3,000 people, across four main hospital sites and currently works with Auckland District Health Board as our tertiary cardiology centre.
A Cardiac Catheter Lab is being developed on the Whangarei Hospital campus, which will provide up to date technology and facilities for earlier diagnosis and intervention of ischaemic heart disease, and there is the possibility of pacemaker insertion at a later date.
The cardiology inpatient service has a Coronary Care Unit with five beds and three medical wards with 56 beds. CTCA is an established outpatient service.
Northland DHB provides a supportive working environment that encourages continuing professional development opportunities to all staff. The Organisation is also an Approved Accredited Employer by the New Zealand Immigration Service.
The Organisations values:
People are central to all we do
We treat others as we would like to be treated
We nurture those around us, and treat all with dignity and compassion
We communicate safely, openly and with respect to promote clear understanding
Our attitude of excellence inspires success, competence, confidence and innovation
About Whangarei & Northland:
Northland is New Zealand’s northernmost region and the first to be settled by Polynesians and Europeans. Because of our comfortable climate and stunning landscape, our region is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the country. We have an abundance of ancient forests and historical sites, and are surrounded by world class beaches, with over 100 beaches in the Whangarei District alone. Further north on the west coast, one beach alone is 110 kilometres long.
Whangarei is set between the bustling city of Auckland and the magic of Cape Reinga. The region is renowned for giant sand dunes and kauri trees, exciting wildlife, vast areas of green, productive farmland and fruit orchards.
We hold the highest average annual temperature in New Zealand, with summer day time temperatures ranging between 22°C - 26°C. Our winters are very mild, with winter night-time minimums only dropping to around 7°C on the odd occasion. Light frosts are possible in sheltered areas but are not common, and snow is unheard of in low regions.
The region has an average of 2000 annual sunshine hours, and rainfall is around 1,500 – 2,000mm annually, but approximately one-third of that falls during the winter months of June, July and August.
With a land area of 13,789 km², it is just a bit smaller than Connecticut but bigger than any county in the UK.
If you are interested and would like to know more, contact the position manager Les Boucher now on 021 476 267.