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Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

An opportunity to have the elusive work life balance, this role can be full time, part time or a mix public and private work.

  • Excellent department set up
  • Very affordable location that allows an enviable lifestyle
  • Stunning scenery and easily accessible to major towns
The Position
As a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon you will be joining a team of 4 Orthopaedic Surgeons and have the support of 2 full time House Officers. You will be based in a 40 bed surgical department with 4 operating theatre suites in which all surgical specialities operate. With regards to orthopaedics, knee and hip surgeries are the more common of non-acute procedures conducted. Due to a promotion within the team,  our client is looking for a generalist who will engage in an on call roster of 1 in 4 on weekdays and 1 in 5 on weekends.

Ideally this role will suit someone who is looking for a good work/life balance or the opportunity to travel and explore with the option to work full time or a minimum of 0.7FTE.
The Hospital
The hospital comprises 133 beds and is considered to be a small provincial hospital which provides a range of inpatient, outpatient and community secondary services to around 55,000 people. Main service components include Surgical, Medicalm Paediatric, Aged Care, Maternal, Mental Health and District Nursing.
The hospital experience a very low turnover of staff, this is testament to the family friendly, supportive environment that leads to so many doctors staying for long periods of time. Current staff also report that it is a good sized hospital that lends itself as a lower key, easy going environment.
The Location
This major port city is 2 hours equal distance between University towns of Christchurch and Dunedin. From this wonderful location you are able to look East over Caroline Bay and the South Pacific to snow-capped mountains and follow them with the eye all the way to Mount Cook, New Zealand’s Highest Mountain. Breathtaking is a word commonly used to describe this city and its surroundings. Over 42,000 residents enjoy life in this South Island city where moderately-priced real estate, good medical services, excellent educational and childcare facilities, an abundance of sporting and recreational facilities and a friendly community all contribute to make it a great place to live.
Essential Requirements
To be successful in applying for this position you must be eligible for registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand. Unless you are a native English speaker you must also meet the English language proficiency requirements. If you are unsure if you meet the selection criteria please forward a copy of your most recent resume and I will assess your eligibility and will advise you of your options.

Don't miss this incredible opportunity to explore the beauty of New Zealand and all it has to offer. Contact Tara today on +61 2 8353 9075 or email for a confidential, no-obligation discussion today.

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