Seeking an Enthusiastic Endoscopist in the Heart of Northland

Posted Sunday February 25, 2024

About Northland:

Nestled amidst breath-taking landscapes and vibrant communities, the department in Northland is committed to providing quality healthcare services to our local residents. As an integral part of our team, you will have the opportunity to work in a supportive environment where your expertise is valued and celebrated. 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. The hospital serves a high Māori, high needs population and we are committed to considering the principles of Te Tiriti in all the work that we do.

Position overview:

Following the successful implementation of the National Bowel Screening program in Northland, Kaitaia Hospital is seeking an endoscopist to join Te Whatu Ora, Te Tai Tokerau. This is a full-time permanent position (1.0 FTE) with no on call or general medicine duties. We are seeking someone with a drive for excellence and a heart for rural healthcare. In this role, you will perform a variety of endoscopic procedures with precision and care, helping to diagnose and treat patients with gastrointestinal disorders. From colonoscopies to upper endoscopies, your expertise will be vital in improving the health and well-being of our community.

You will be joining the growing endoscopy department in Te Tai Tokerau which has suites in both Whangarei and Kaitaia. There are currently 3 gastroenterologists based in Whangarei who also perform endoscopy in Kaitaia. The successful candidate will enjoy collegial relationships with the surgical team and would work across the sites. They encourage self-development and are willing to offer a session weekly to pursue your sub-specialty interests. This could include time to develop new skills such as advanced polyp removal, bowel screening or develop a research interest. This will require approval by the clinical lead.

Why Northland?

Escape the hustle and bustle of city life and embrace the tranquillity of rural living in Northland. With its stunning beaches, lush forests, and rich Māori culture, Northland offers an unparalleled quality of life. Spend your days exploring scenic trails, immersing yourself in local traditions, and enjoying the warmth of community spirit.


  • Competitive salary and benefits package
  • Generous relocation package
  • Opportunities for professional development and continuing education
  • Work-life balance in a picturesque setting
  • Supportive team environment with a focus on collaboration and growth

To be considered you must have or be eligible for specialist (or locum tenens) registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand in an Internal Medicine or Surgery scope of practice. You will Ideally hold FRACP or FRACS or equivalent qualification and have NZ committee or equivalent body certified independent competency in gastroscopy and colonoscopy with proven experience in endoscopic procedures. They are open to hearing from advanced trainees nearing completion of their training.

For more information about the MCNZ registration process, please visit

If you are currently overseas/not yet registered, we can assist you with the application process to obtain MCNZ registration. Te Whatu Ora – Health New Zealand is also an Approved Accredited Employer by New Zealand Immigration.

Join the Northland team:

If you’re ready to embark on a fulfilling journey as a Rural Endoscopist in Northland, New Zealand, they want to hear from you! Take the first step towards making a difference in the lives of others and apply today.

To apply please ensure you submit an application via the online portal below. For assistance with the application process please contact referencing vacancy number: MD23-054

If you would like to discuss this role further please contact Dr Byron Theron

Applications Close: 19 May 2024

Please see the Position Description below. To view the original advertisement, go to Rural Endoscopist – Te Whatu Ora, Te Tai Tokerau (

Please apply here 



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