About the Job

Location, Masterton, New Zealand

Te Whatu Ora Wairararapa provides comprehensive health services throughout the Wairarapa District, and its base is the Hospital in Masterton. The current hospital is 10 years old and supplies a range of core services to this community including general and orthopaedic surgery, general medicine, paediatrics, obstetrics and mental health services. Other services are currently supplied by visiting specialists, including ophthalmology. The hospital provides student teaching facilities for the University of Otago.

The Wairarapa region offers a fantastic lifestyle for all. With quality schools, strong community spirit, great beaches and rivers, world class vineyards, mountain ranges and rivers, this is a place you can call home.

The Hospital is based in Masterton, and is within two hours from Wellington. Daily rail services link Wairarapa with the Wellington region, including the International Airport and Inter-Island ferry connections.

Working at Te Whatu Ora Wairarapa you will become part of an enthusiastic, dynamic and committed team of health workers providing a modern and innovative approach to healthcare, with the bonus of a healthy balanced lifestyle and opportunities for professional development.

Te Whatu Ora Wairarapa provides secondary services for a population of approximately 50,000, providing 24-hour acute and elective care in general and orthopaedic surgery, medicine, obstetrics and gynaecology, psychiatry, and paediatrics. The hospital operates both Public & Private theatre sessions covering General Surgery, Anaesthetics, Orthopaedics, Urology, Endoscopy, Gynaecology, and Obstetrics, as well as ENT.

Te Whatu Ora Wairarapa has traditionally had an outsourced ophthalmology service, however we would like to provide greater continuity of services for our community therefore wish to bring this service in house. As a sole practitioner at Wairarapa we would be committed to ensuring you are linked closely to colleagues within our sub region to maintain a high level of competence.

This is a full time position, working 80 hours per fortnight. Applicants must be eligible for Vocational registration with the New Zealand Medical Council.

We are committed to clinical excellence in all disciplines; and Senior Medical Staff are encouraged to take part in clinical audits and peer reviews to ensure quality clinical care is provided.

If you are interested in this rare opportunity, a great work / life balance and bringing your expertise to a community who would benefit greatly from having a full time Ophthalmologist in their area, 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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