General Surgical Registrar

Northland (NZ)
29 Sep 2017
15 Oct 2017
General surgery
Career Level
Trust / Career grade
Contract Type
Fixed Contract
Full Time

Whangarei Hospital, Northland, New Zealand 

Are you looking for an opportunity in 2018? 

Take control of your career, step up to the top of NZ and include Whangarei in your career plan. 

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 160,000. As a region Northland is renowned for its beautiful beaches and relaxed outdoor lifestyle. 

Northland District Health Board is committed to delivering care in a way that meets the needs of patients and their families. This is done in an environment which supports staff, both in the delivery of their work and in their personal development based on our organisational Values: 

  • People First – People are central to all that we do 
  • Respect – We treat others as we would like to be treated 
  • Caring – We nurture those around us and treat all with dignity and compassion 
  • Communication – We communicate safely, openly and with respect to promote clear understanding 
  • Excellence – Our attitude of excellence inspires success, competence, confidence and innovation 

We are seeking Surgical Registrars to join our team from December 2017. 

There are seven surgeons providing a full range of elective and acute services to Northland. We cover the full range of General Surgery but also cover specialist interests in Colorectal (including laparoscopic), Upper GI surgery, Oncoplastic breast and endocrine surgery. We have a very high incidence of skin cancers including melanoma and local skin flaps are a common operation. We also provide support to the smaller peripheral hospitals in Dargaville, Bay of Islands and Kaitaia. There is also an opportunity for audit and research. 

We have excellent support from a growing radiology department that boasts the fastest CT scanner in the Southern Hemisphere and are developing our acute services around this! A modern theatre complex and ICU to allow us to deliver an excellent service across a wide range of surgery to allow you to grow your skills as a young surgeon, while having the support from a friendly surgical team from consultants to nursing and support staff. 

We provide close supervision to trainees in acute and outpatient settings, allied with a commitment to teaching. There is an active clinical training programme with didactic sessions, interactive based teaching, journal club and videoconferencing. 

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. 

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: 

Northland is a popular place to work. If you want to grow as a clinician, reinforce skills, or broaden your experience you need to speak with us. 

Your career is a journey, make sure you include Whangarei. Step Up - Up North. For further information, please contact: Koea Kaka, Recruitment Officer-RMOs Northland District Health Board, Whangarei, New Zealand. Phone: +64 9 430 4101 Ext: 3338. Email: or visit our website at 

Job Description and Official Application Form are available from our website, or by contacting Recruitment Officer, Tel: +64 9 430 4101 ext 60689, Email:; Postal: c/o Northland District Health Board, Private Bag 9742, Whangarei 0148, New Zealand