Orthopaedic Surgeon

Timaru (Territorial authority), Canterbury (NZ)
25 May 2018
23 Jun 2018
Career Level

“Why not have your cake and eat it too?”

Looking for that elusive balance between public hospital work, while managing to maintain an active personal life?

If you are an Orthopaedic Surgeon with an interest in hip and knee arthoplasty in particular, then South Canterbury District Health Board / Timaru Hospital could well be the ideal place for you.

We have a genuinely rare chance for an Orthopaedic Surgeon to join our team of 4 colleagues, who seem to have found that almost elusive combination of balanced work and personal time. Initially this is a fixed term role for 3 months, but may well convert over into a permanent opportunity, so here is a chance to “try before you buy” potentially.

While this role is full-time, there is real scope to create the personal time to commit to other interests, as our after-hours expectations are not overwhelming.

Based in the family friendly environment of Timaru, with genuine ease of access to a host of outdoor activities (e.g. five ski fields, several lakes and mountains all within one to two hours drive) together with many outstanding local sporting facilities (some of international standard, like SCF Tennis Centre, Aorangi Park Sport Stadium, Timaru Motor Raceway and CBay Aquatic Centre), there is truly something here for most to pursue or develop interests in outside of work. For a provincial coastal town, nothing is really far away (fifteen minutes to drive from one side of town to the other, and without
traffic jams anywhere in between), and a common comment heard from those first visiting Timaru is “the town is much bigger than imagined”. Yes, it is big enough to have the main facilities one would expect of a small city, but without most of the hassles (like wildly overpriced property).

Professionally speaking we are looking for a generalist orthopaedic surgeon. You would be working in a facility with CT/MRI on-site, in an informal (almost extended family like) atmosphere, alongside of colleagues who will be on your back to participate in outdoor pursuits, just in case you require challenges outside of the work environment. 

Sound like your sort of team and work/lifestyle environment?

We think Timaru Hospital allows our clinicians a real chance to “have their cake and eat it too”, so why not call and find out if that could be true for you.

Please apply for this vacancy online by clicking on the APPLY button.

We look forward to receiving your application directly via our Careers Site.
If you have any questions regarding this role please contact our Human Resource Adviser by phoning +64 3 687 2388.

Closing date: OPEN

Please be aware, if you are an overseas candidate The Medical Council of New Zealand (MCNZ) have introduced a new method of primary source verification using the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates’ Electronic Portfolio of International Credentials (ECFMG’s EPIC) service. Being certified through EPIC is now compulsory, and we therefore recommend that applicants have registered their professional credentials with EPIC. https://epic.ecfmgepic.org/Registration.aspx

Please visit the NZMC website for more details about these changes, and the other requirements needed to be met toward gaining NZ Registration https://www.mcnz.org.nz/get-registered/