About the Job

Obstetrician and Gynaecologist Consultant


1.0  FTE (80 hours per fortnight) Open Term

The Bay of Plenty currently have a position available for a suitably qualified Specialist to join the Obstetrics and Gynaecology team based at Whakatane. This is a permanent position.

About Us 

We serve a large catchment area within the Bay of Plenty. Our clients are from a diverse background, with the majority being Maori. There is a lot of pathology, making this one of the few remaining places in New Zealand for someone who desires making a big, real, and positive impact in people’s lives. Are you that person?

The Whakatane maternity service is a Secondary level service with approximately 700 births a year. A Level 2 Special Care Baby Unit is located within the maternity facility. Patients requiring Tertiary care are referred to Waikato and/or Auckland Hospitals. Elective gynaecology services, including full Colposcopy services, are provided locally. We have well-resourced theatre facilities for acute and elective surgery, including minor and major open and minimal access procedures.

About the Role

You will become a member of a small team of four O & G specialists based in Whakatane, with whom you will share the on call and elective workload. You should therefore be a good team player with a flexible work ethic. Knowledge of the New Zealand healthcare system will be an advantage.

You will be registered or eligible for registration within the O & G Vocational scope of practice, as determined by the Medical Council of New Zealand. Consideration will be given to full time or part time. You will share in the after-hours on call roster.

Whakatane is a beautiful New Zealand seaside town that provides a vibrant lifestyle. There is easy access to plenty outdoor pursuits to enjoy, including hiking, fishing, climbing, mountain biking, surfing, and golf. We are New Zealand’s sunshine capital, and our local Ohope Beach is New Zealand’s most loved beach. We are the launch pad for tours to White Island, New Zealand’s only active marine volcano. Rotorua lakes are an hour’s drive away, and the superb Whakapapa and Turoa ski-fields are within 2 – 3 hours’ drive.  Visit https://www.whakatane.com/ for more information.

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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