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Consultant Spine Surgeon

A great opportunity to sample working and living in New Zealand

  • 12 month fixed term contract in a large tertiary hospital
  • Work in state of the art facilities and live in one of the best cities in the world
  • A creative and energetic harbourside city with a flourishing outdoor scene
The Position
An opportunity has become available for a Spine Surgeon to join the Orthopaedic department for a 12-month fixed term contract. As a specialist within this department, you will provide a high standard of clinical practice and expertise to patients requiring under your care and act as an educator and mentor to junior medical staff attached to the unit.

The Service
This tertiary referral hospital is one of the largest in the region, delivering community, primary, secondary and tertiary health services.  The hospital offers complex specialist and acute services, procedures and treatments such as the intensive care unit, cardiac surgery, cancer care, cardiology procedures, neurosurgery, maxillofacial surgery, and renal care available.
You will be working in state of the art facilities that provide services to a regional population of 900,000 people. The principal focus of the service is high-quality patient care with particular emphasis on multidisciplinary patient management. In addition to this, the service has a strong commitment to staff education/development, enabling you to hone your craft. 

The Location
Nestled at the bottom of New Zealand’s South Island, this cultural art-loving harbourside city is known for its lively nightlife and world-class culinary scene. Comparable to the rest of the world, this city has an affordable and very high quality of living. Aside from the copious urban activities, this city also boasts a flourishing outdoor scene, giving you the option of spending your downtime in the hustle and bustle of the city or plunge into an adventure in the wilderness. Explore the plentiful vistas by walking, riding, swimming, paddling, sailing or diving and see the true beauty of New Zealand.

Essential Criteria
To be successful in applying for this position you must hold FRACS, Fellowship in Orthopaedic Surgery from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, FRCS with CCT/CCST or American Board Certification of Orthopaedic Surgery. 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.

This is a fabulous opportunity to spend a year abroad, experiencing a new country and work environment while being given every opportunity to hone your skills and share your knowledge. Contact Tara on +61 2 8353 9075 or email tpickering@wave.com.au to discuss.

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