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Cardiac Sonographer Needed in New Zealand

Employer and location

Waikato Hospital

New Zealand

Posted onOctober 13, 2022
DeadlineDecember 13, 2022

Where you’ll be working: Cardiac Ultrasound Department, Waikato Hospital. New Zealand

The details: Permanent – full or part time

We are inviting applications from qualified Cardiac Sonographers to join our busy team based in the Waikato, New Zealand.

About the service:

The Cardiac ultrasound service at Te Whatu Ora – Health New Zealand, Waikato provides a variety of invasive and non-invasive cardiac procedures to the local population. Our department is well equipped and performs over 9,000 scans per annum, including 4D Echocardiography.

We are part of a dynamic and progressive organisation at the forefront of innovative health delivery, serving a culturally diverse population. It is this diversity that offers unique opportunities for health professionals on both a personal and professional level. We believe in the strength of a diverse and inclusive workforce to help us achieve the best outcomes for our patients and the communities in which we operate and serve.

About the role:

You’ll see yourself performing and reporting on transthoracic cardiac ultrasound examinations and assisting with transoesophageal and other echo supported procedures. You will serve both the inpatient and outpatient areas, acute needs in ED, ICU and theatre, and assist in other diagnostic areas when required. We also currently provide satellite echocardiography clinics in our outlying communities.

Required skills and experience:

• Be registered as a sonographer with the New Zealand Medical Radiation Technologist Board (MRTB) with a current practicing certificate;


• Have an appropriate qualification for cardiac sonography acceptable for registration as a sonographer with the New Zealand MRTB

We encourage a workforce that is innovative, eager to acquire knowledge and enhance skills, and is compassionate in caring for our community. As part of our team we’ll support, encourage and help you to develop your career with us.


Te Whatu Ora – Health New Zealand, Waikato has a policy that includes ensuring that you comply with the Health Order announced 11 October 2021 and with the Vaccine Preventable Diseases for Employees policy. The policy prescribes the required vaccinations including COVID19 for all employees of Te Whatu Ora – Health New Zealand, Waikato. COVID-19 vaccinations are mandatory before you commence employment.

Why us:

We plan, fund and provide health and disability support services to a population of more than 400,000. You can read about our vision, strategy and values here.

Waikato Hospital in Hamilton is a Level-1 trauma centre and one of New Zealand’s largest tertiary, teaching hospitals with over 600 inpatient beds and 22 operating theatres. Waikato Hospital is the Midland regional referral centre for multiple specialties including trauma surgery, oncology, and neurology.

We also run a secondary hospital in Thames, and three rural hospitals in Te Kuiti, Taumarunui, and Tokoroa. We are a values based and inclusive organisation that is committed to delivering the best health outcomes for our total population. To do this we are working hard to develop a robust and capable workforce that reflects the population we service. We strongly encourage applicants from all backgrounds with the necessary capability and who share our values, to apply, and would like to encourage applicants who have a Māori world view.

Your application:

Please apply directly online; including a CV and cover letter demonstrating how you meet the requirements of the role.


Applications are not able to be accepted via email.

For any queries about the role please contact Robyn Payne in the Recruitment Team at robyn.payne@waikatodhb.health.nz

Application closing date: Open until filled

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