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Consultant General Surgeon (Upper GI) - New Zealand

Consultant - Surgery - General
Ref: 3314 Date Posted: Tuesday 17 Jan 2017
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We are currently seeking a General Surgeon with an Upper GI Sub Specialty interest to join a team of eight Surgeons in this stunning subtropical location.

  • Subtropical climate with lush green landscapes and beautiful white sandy beaches
  • Supportive and friendly multidisciplinary team
  • Quality lifestyle destination!

The Role

This position is located in the 223-bed base hospital, which also provides secondary care services for 3 smaller regional hospitals further North. The successful candidate will participate in weekly clinics, theatre lists, supervise teaching of junior staff and be part of the 1:8 on call roster. This is an exciting opportunity to join our team of 8 Surgeons and 2 Urologists, 6 Surgical Registrars and 3 House Officers who have a strong commitment to training. The department works cooperatively and meets fortnightly. There are weekly Radiology meetings and regular Morbidity, Journal Club and Histology review meetings. Auckland, as the tertiary referral centre, is only a two-hour drive away, and there is ready access to their expertise by both phone and as a centre for continuing care.

We are particularly interested in General surgeons with a sub-specialty interest upper GI and Bariatric surgery.

Consultants in New Zealand are well remunerated and enjoy good working conditions and an excellent work life balance. Competitive salaries, favourable working conditions, six weeks annual leave plus a generous Continuing Medical Education allowance of NZ$16,000 per annum, plus 2 weeks conference leave are standard. There is also a strong camaraderie between staff and a good social life for staff and their families.

The Location

The region covers an area of 12,600 square kilometres with a population of over 170,000 and is well known in New Zealand for its laidback way of life. The region is an area rich in Maori and European history, and has great cultural significance to the Maori people, some of the oldest traces of Maori settlement can be found here and newcomers will experience a real connection with the culture and way of life.

With its high sunshine hours and fantastic natural environment, including white sandy beaches and native forests, it has the reputation of being one of the country’s premier tourist and lifestyle destinations, and is a popular holiday choice for Kiwis in the summertime.

You can enjoy al fresco dining, world class scuba diving, fishing, sailing, surfing, swimming with dolphins and so much more. Popular water recreation areas include the Bay of Islands and Poor Knights Islands Reserves. The city itself has undergone a lot of development in the last few years and now plays host to active theatre groups, many visiting artists, and is known countrywide for its annual Garden Festival and Opera in the Garden. The area has a busy domestic airport, as well as excellent transport links to Auckland, New Zealand’s largest city which is only two hours away.

In a nutshell, it’s a beautiful spot where outdoor enthusiasts and families of all ages can enjoy a truly balanced lifestyle.

Why NZ?

New Zealand is becoming more and more a location of choice for those who previously considered Australia as the most desirable location down under. Its rapid growth compared to other developed countries has recently been referred to as a “rock star economy” and

It was voted the best place in world to raise a family by the 2014 HSBC Expat Explorer Survey, with the report describing it as “an ideal destination to raise active, outdoorsy and healthy children.”

There’s never been a better time to look more closely at what NZ has to offer:

  • No geographical restrictions – opportunities in major cities, towns, coastal, and rural locations
  • Great transport links, most locations fly to International Airports making flight connections to/from NZ easy
  • Excellent educational system, with private and public schools as well as a number of tertiary institutions
  • Strong real estate market and affordable housing to suit your style – apartment, townhouse, or lifestyle block
  • Incredible scenery and diverse wildlife – explore the great outdoors from beaches to mountains, see dolphins, whales and native birds
  • Living well and feeling healthy is embraced as a lifestyle for all the family

We are Licenced New Zealand Immigration Advisors and provide support & advice

Next Steps

We have assisted many Consultants making the move to New Zealand and we’d be delighted to discuss the options with you in strictest confidence. You can read what people have said about working with us on our testimonials page

We also offer a referral reward Click here for details

Read our Guide to Living and Working in New Zealand to learn more about the lifestyle

Learn more about the English Language requirements and if they are applicable to you

Check your eligibility for Medical Registration with Medical Council of New Zealand or ask us for advice    

If this sounds like the perfect job you can apply using the blue button below. Or if you’d like to find out more about this job or have an informal chat, please get in touch with us:

Laura Sanders

Recruitment Consultant

Tel: 0131 240 5265 LinkedIn