About the Job

Head Medical are seeking post foundation trainees for opportunities within General Surgery based in Hamilton's tertiary referral centre.  You will work as part of a supportive team with an array of educational opportunities available.

  • City lifestyle, just 90 minutes south of Auckland

  • Tertiary referral centre and large teaching hospital (600 bed)

  • Enjoy restaurants and cafes, arts and culture, major sporting events

  • Affordable housing market and excellent schooling options

  • Easy access to the rest of the North Island, beautiful beaches, national parks, lakes and mountains

The Role

The Hospital in Hamilton is one of the largest tertiary teaching hospitals with over 600 inpatient beds and 22 operating theatres and provides local services for a population of 200,000 and tertiary services for a region of 700,000. Waikato serves the largest Māori population and third largest Pacific population in Aotearoa New Zealand.   Clinical specialities include Women’s and Children Services, Cardiology / Cardiothoracic Surgery, Oncology and Haematology, Surgical services, and Mental Health and Addiction. The Hospital is the Midland regional referral centre for multiple specialties including trauma surgery, oncology, and neurology. 

These positions offer the opportunity to work across a diverse range of subspecialties in a large tertiary setting.  The department performs in excess of 34,000 surgical procedures per year in the 24-theatre operating suite and sees an average of 220 emergency department presentations per day.  You will gain extensive experience in a training environment with opportunities for development.


The Location

Situated right on the banks of the mighty Waikato River, Hamilton is the 4th largest city in NZ and it continues to expand. Key to this growth is its central location, easy access to other parts of the country and its affordability.

Auckland is only a 90 minute drive north and Tauranga is just over an 1hr to the east.  The west coast and east coast beaches are within easy reach at weekends from Raglan, Mount Maunganui, Waihi Beach and of course, the stunning Coromandel Peninsula. And don't forget the 18 tranquil lakes towards Rotorua, also just 1hr 30mins away. 

Enjoy the premier ski fields during ski season at Turangi and Whakapapa. Nearby Lake Karapiro hosts national rowing and dragonboat regattas each summer. The FMG Stadium Waikato hosts a range of top quality sports from rugby league, rugby sevens and football. Seddon Park is home to cricket in the Waikato, with large cricket events in the summer (the Blackcaps taking on visiting international teams). It's also not far to drive to Hobbiton, which is a great place to take the family for a day out.

  • Enjoy an urban or semi-rural lifestyle 

  • University city, diverse mix of arts and culture, cafes, bars and restaurants

Find out more about the lifestyle in Hamilton here

What Head Medical can do for you

Arranging a position overseas is very exciting, but we understand that it can also be daunting and time consuming. We’re the UK’s specialist in international medical recruitment and we’ve helped many Doctors relocate since we first started out in 2008 (you can read what people have said about working with us on our testimonials page). We know it’s important to balance career opportunities with lifestyle and we’ll talk through your plans and will get to know you to make sure we find the right role in the right location.  Once we have secured a job for you, we’ll manage the Medical Registration and Visa application process, and support you (and your family) with the relocation itself.

For a discussion about this role or
other opportunities contact Sharon today.

sharon@headmedical.com / +44 (0) 131 240 5276

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