Australian and New Zealand Society of Nephrology


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Whangarei Hospital - New Zealand - Advanced Renal Trainee/ Renal & Medical Registrar

Are you looking for an opportunity in December 2020? 

Whangarei is the largest hospital in Northland, providing secondary care services for the region, supported by three regional hospitals.   Northland covers an area of 12,600 square kilometres and has a population of approximately 158,000.  As a region Northland is renowned for its beautiful beaches and relaxed lifestyle. 

We are looking for a Renal Registrar to join our accredited basic and advanced physician training programme from December 2020. We are accredited for 24 months basic training and 12 months advanced physician training with the RACP. 

Grow your skills in our Registrar roles. Working closely with your consultant means you can widen your practice as your skills grow. The Renal service cares for 190 haemodialysis patients spread across the main unit in Whangarei and 2 satellite units in the mid and far north. We have a growing home therapy unit with 20 home haemodialysis patients and 40 peritoneal dialysis patients. The service cares for those who have a renal transplant (currently 110), as well as undertaking the regional vasculitis workload. We provide close supervision for trainees in acute and outpatient settings (including tunnelled dialysis line insertion and renal biopsy), allied with a commitment to teaching. There is an active clinical training programme with didactic sessions, interactive based teaching, and journal club. 

Whangarei Hospital provides secondary care services to a large rural region with many high health needs. Due to the population make up and the unselected nature of our admissions Registrars gain experience managing a wide variety of conditions including rarer conditions such as rheumatic fever, tuberculosis and meningococcal disease. 

Before applying you must have either general registration or be eligible for registration with the New Zealand Medical Council ( Check if you’re eligible here: 

For further information, please contact: 

Dr Walaa Saweirs,Consultant Nephrologist & Head of Department

Renal Unit, Whangarei Hospital,

Maunu Road,

Private Bag 9742,

Whangarei 0148