About the Job

Nelson Marlborough seeks an experienced Ophthalmologist to join the Ophthalmology department

  • Permanent part-time 0.8FTE (64 hours a fortnight)
  • On-call allowance
  • Cover district-wide, Nelson-Tasman-Marlborough

About our team

The Nelson Marlborough region, located at the summit of the South Island in Aotearoa, New Zealand, is spectacular. It is a great place to live for both work and leisure. Nelson offers all the luxuries and attractions one would desire. It is well connected to the rest of New Zealand and the world via its centrally located and well served domestic airport terminal.

The schools are excellent. There are three national parks nearby providing ample opportunities for quality family-time and appreciation of nature - s wonders. The region is renowned for its breath-taking natural landscapes, with stunning geography capturing everything from unbelievably long golden beaches to rugged mountains and untouched forests. Nelson, where healthcare meets adventure, offers endless opportunities for mountain biking, walking/hiking, water sports and skiing. The region is also well known for its cafe culture, wineries, art, crafts, and relaxed lifestyle. 

Nelson Marlborough has approximately 3000 employees, providing health services in the Nelson, Tasman, and Marlborough regions, serving almost 150,000 people. Facilities at Nelson Marlborough include four hospitals (Nelson, Wairau, Alexander, and Murchison Hospitals), a district wide public health service, and four community health Centre's located in Richmond, Marlborough, Motueka, and Golden Bay. Our vision is for all people to live well, get well, and stay well, and our mission is to work with the people of our community to promote, encourage, and enable their health, well-being, and independence. Respect, innovation, teamwork, and integrity represent our fundamental values.

The benefits of this position

In addition to your salary, you will:

  • Receive a generous annual allowance to cover your continued medical education expenses (including associated travel and accommodation costs) as well as paid time off to attend events including international conferences.
  • Have access to an employer matched Superannuation contribution of up to 6% of annual earnings.
  • Be reimbursed a competitive relocation, accommodation, and car rental expenses.

About these positions

The successful candidate will:

  • Deliver quality services to improve health of the population in Nelson Marlborough District.
  • Participate in the Ophthalmology roster with on-call
  • Be part of the busy contemporary ophthalmology service and provide a wide range of general ophthalmology care, supported by a multidisciplinary team including ophthalmologists (with general and specialist training), specialty nurses, orthoptists, optometrists, and technicians.
  • Supervise and participate in teaching of junior medical workforce.
  • Enjoy working and living in one of New Zealand`s most sought-after regions. 

The position will be based at Nelson, however, you will be covering district-wide service.

Who is an appropriate applicant?

The ideal applicant will:

  • Bring their medical expertise and experience to improve health in Nelson Marlborough District.
  • Ability to work independently as a specialist in a provincial district
  • Hold Fellowship of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists or equivalent.
  • Be eligible for an Annual Practising Certificate with a vocational scope of Ophthalmology with the Medical Council of New Zealand.
  • Have strong communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to work effectively within multidisciplinary team to promote a cohesive team culture of collaborative practice, openness, humour, and respect across disciplines.
  • Demonstrate commitment to continuing professional development and quality improvement.

Collegiality and collaboration across all disciplines are keys to provide successful services to our patients and community. Should this be the type of environment in which you will thrive, we would like to hear from you. 

If you are interested in this opportunity, 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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