General Surgeon

New Zealand (NZ)
$161,304 - $240,000 (pro rata)
19 Jul 2019
11 Aug 2019
General surgery
Contract Type
Fixed Contract
Full Time

General Surgeon - Nelson Hospital

  • Are you available to cover parental leave until mid-January 2020 - with possibility of extension?
  • Join our busy surgical unit with lots of interesting and varied procedures
  • Enjoy your stay in one of New Zealand's most sought after regions

About the role

We are looking for a General Surgeon 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 temporary position, covering parental leave from mid-October 2019 to mid-January 2020, with possibility of an extension, working 48 hours a fortnight - 0.6FTE.

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 and acute surgeon daytime 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 will 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 skills.

About us

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

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.

For more information on the Nelson/ Tasman region visit

How to apply

For role specific information please contact Gillian Champion - Service Manager Surgical Services on email phone +64 27 222 6921. Or contract Chris Liyanage - General Surgeon at

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

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Applications close: Sunday, 11 August 2019.

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