Consultant Neurosurgeon - New Zealand

Consultant - Surgery - Neurosurgery
Ref: 3257 Date Posted Tuesday 29 Nov 2016
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New Year, New Job, New Zealand 2017

A Consultant Neurosurgeon post is available (by early 2017) in a neurosurgical department which serves a population of about 900,000.

Waikato hospital is a tertiary, teaching hospital attached to Waikato University / Auckland Medical School located in the city of Hamilton which is in North Island of New Zealand.

The Regional Neurosurgical department has been accredited by the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons as Training unit from 2017 onwards. It consists of a modern clinic facility for outpatients, 15 bedded dedicated Neurosurgery ward, a modern dedicated neurosurgical theatre and a separate shared hybrid endovascular theatre suite facility is available. Two CT and two MRI scanners, as well as an Interventional Neuro-radiology suite with monoplane & biplane equipment are available. About 800 neurosurgical procedures are performed in this unit in a year. All elective and emergency neurosurgical procedures are performed on site with an exception of elective paediatric neurosurgery and functional neurosurgery.

The present neurosurgical team consists of 4 consultants, 4 registrars (1 Australasian trainee and 3 dedicated Registrars) and one house officer. There is a fully equipped dedicated neurosurgical operating theatre with separate dedicated Neurosurgical theatre staff and neuro-anaesthetic teams for elective and emergency work. A modern Intensive Care Unit & High Dependency Unit with various facilities is available in the hospital. Outpatient clinics for neurosurgical patients are conducted at Waikato Hospital, Tauranga Hospital and Gisborne hospital.

The appointed candidate will be involved in the various neurosurgical procedures performed in this unit which include general neurosurgery, trauma, spinal disorders, endoscopic procedures, neurovascular surgical & endovascular procedures. Weekly neurosurgery teaching programme with access to a modern library facility in the hospital is available. The department has an excellent record of career advancement in neurosurgery.

The Location

The Waikato region is the fourth largest in area & population in New Zealand. It is bounded by Auckland on the North, Bay of Plenty on the East, Hawkes Bay on the South-East & Manawatu-Wananui & Taranaki on the South.

Hamilton is the largest in the region. With a diverse population, this city is known for its well respected tertiary educational facilities, scientific research, world class stadiums and event venues, parks and gardens, fine cuisine and cafes and culture.

The region boasts lush, green hills, with exceptional surf on the west coast and glorious beaches on the east coast.  Surfers come from all over the world to experience nearby Manu Bay's famous left-hand break and the Raglan Surf Beach lifestyle is appealing to all. Ski fields, fresh and saltwater fishing grounds are easily reachable as are many beaches and holiday spots.  New Zealand’s largest city is an easy 90 minute freeway drive away making this a great location with many possibilities.

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.”

  • Consultants are well-remunerated and enjoy good working conditions and an excellent work life balance in New Zealand. 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

Next Steps

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Laura Sanders

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