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Maxillofacial Consultant 

Where you’ll be working: Oral and Maxillofacial Department - Hamilton City

The details: Permanent (1 FTE) - Rostered (if applicable) 

  •  Be part of the national transformation in Health 
  •  Level 1 Trauma Hospital with a broad scope of OMS Practice including oncology and reconstructive surgery
  •  Supportive and collegial department
  •  Beautiful part of NZ for work and travel

The Opportunity

In this role, you will provide regional acute, elective and outpatient OMS Services, as part of a team of OMS specialists. You will work closely with ORL Head and Neck Surgery, Plastic surgery and Medical/Radiation oncology colleagues as part of a multi-disciplinary team responsible for providing complex head and neck oncology clinical services. OMS in Waikato hospital is unique in that it is the only OMS department in the country where OMS completes both ablative surgery and microvascular free flap reconstruction.

In addition to oncology surgery, there is a varied acute work load (e.g. odontogenic infections, facial trauma), along with elective operating which includes dento-alveolar, orthognathics, complex benign pathology, and TMJ surgery.

As a 24/7 OMS service, our successful candidate will contribute to after-hours on-call on a 1 in 4 basis. You will be well supported and junior on-site cover is available with both house officers and registrars. Given the presence of trainees you will be encouraged to support their teaching and development alongside visiting medical and dental students.

About our Service

The Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (OMS) Department provides a tertiary service to the Central North Island of New Zealand. Hamilton is a level 1 major trauma centre and one of the largest tertiary teaching hospitals with over 600 inpatient beds and 22 operating theatres. Waikato is the major trauma centre for the region serving a catchment population of approximately 1 million.

The successful candidate will have the unique opportunity to grow and develop the OMS service, and will complement three colleagues to develop the full range of the specialty. They will be encouraged to develop a specialist interest to complement the service which currently covers surgical treatment of oncology, reconstruction, TMJ, deformity, and cleft as well as all maxillofacial trauma. This post would suit a surgeon trained in OMS oncology and reconstruction who is looking for a broad range of ablative and reconstructive work, although all specialist OMS applications will be welcomed.

About you

This is a challenging role, which demands outstanding professional skills and commitment to the specialty. We are looking for someone with the vision to provide a team-based service founded on excellence in all aspects of the Maxillofacial service and complement the workload of the colleagues with ideas to develop the specialty and the department.

You will hold or be eligible for registration as a specialist OMS surgeon with the Medical Council and Dental Council of New Zealand.

Our Organisation

People at Heart

• Whakamana – Give and earn respect

• Whakaronga – Listen to me; Talk to me

• Mauri Pai – Fair play

• Whakapakari – Growing the good

• Kotahitanga – Stronger together

We are dedicated to achieving health equity for Māori and other priority populations. We are a Crown entity and an active partner in Te Tiriti o Waitangi. Te Whatu Ora – Health New Zealand is guided by Te Tiriti o Waitangi and is committed to upholding the articles.

Here at Te Whatu Ora – Health New Zealand, Waikato we have a team of 8,000 working across the Waikato where everyone plays a vital role in the care of our patients – directly or non-directly. Our vision is Healthy People. Excellent Care.

Te Whatu Ora, Waikato serves the largest Māori population and third largest Pacific population in Aotearoa New Zealand. Hamilton is one of New Zealand’s largest tertiary, teaching hospitals with over 600 inpatient beds and 22 operating theatres. 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.

We are a values-based and inclusive organisation that is committed to deliver the best health outcomes for our total population. Reflecting the population we serve is an important part of the care we deliver to the community. We strongly encourage applicants from all backgrounds with the necessary capability and who share our values to apply. 

He aha Waikato is the fourth largest region in Aotearoa New Zealand and located just south of Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland. It features a wide range of world-class outdoor and cultural experiences. You can surf the world-famous beaches of Whāingaroa Raglan, swim at the beautiful beaches of the Kapanga Coromandel, hike our majestic mountain ranges, tour the Hobbiton shire, experience the magic of the Waitomo glow worm caves, and encounter a vast array of flora and fauna at the remarkable Maungatautari Ecological Reserve.

The Hospital sits on the banks of the mighty Waikato Awa, Hamilton is New Zealand’s largest metropolitan inland city. Hamilton’s vibrant city centre and rich cultural mix makes it an ideal place to experience the authentic friendly Kiwi lifestyle.

If you are interested in this position, please apply online and attach an up to date copy of your CV for consideration. 

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

alasdairl@headmedical.com / 0131 357 1848

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