General Surgeon (Specialising in Breast and Thyroid)

Nelson (Region) (NZ)
03 May 2019
30 May 2019
General surgery
Contract Type
Fixed Contract
Part Time

General Surgeon (Specialising in Breast and Thyroid)

  • Fixed-term 0.9FTE position until 30 September 2019, covering sabbatical
  • We are a busy surgical unit with lots of interesting and varied procedures and have recently introduced a daytime acute surgeon roster
  • Enjoy your stay in one of NZ's most sought after regions, and working in a busy and supportive environment

About the role

We are looking for a General Surgeon with Breast and Thyroid capabilities to join our proactive team of nine general surgeons and one district-wide vascular surgeon, supporting a population of around 140,000. This is a district wide position, based at Nelson Hospital, with an expectation that you will take part in a 1:6 on call roster. The service provides the highest standard of care for our patients, while maintaining an excellent work-life balance.

Salary for this position will be the range of $161,304 - $240,000 (pro rata) as per the current senior medical and dental officer collective agreement, dependent on skills, experience and gaining full vocational registration in NZ.

About you

You should be a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS), or hold an equivalent specialist qualification and be eligible for vocational registration in NZ and have a current annual practising certificate. You will be competent over the range of general surgery with breast and thyroid capability.

Nelson Marlborough Health (NMH) is the main health service provider for New Zealand's Nelson, Tasman and Marlborough regions, serving nearly 145,000 people across two main hospitals, public health and a range of community services. We provide a great place to work with professional development opportunities, job security, and workplace wellness programmes.

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What we offer

This 0.9FTE (72 hours a fortnight) fixed-term role offers the best of work-life balance. We are a busy and professional team with a real focus on learning and sharing skills and experience with our team of registrars, who also share the workload.

Situated near the top of the South Island, Nelson city is the geographical centre of New Zealand. It has three national parks within a 90 minute drive and is surrounded by beaches, mountains, hidden valleys, raging rivers and golden sands. It is known as a spectacular natural environment and has one of the highest number of sunshine hours in New Zealand.

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How to apply

For role specific information please contact Gillian Champion, Service Manager Surgical Services on or phone +64 27 222 6921.

For general enquiries please contact our recruitment team on or +64 3 546 1274.

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Applications close: Thursday 30 May 2019 (unless filled prior).

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