We are seeking a Spine and General Orthopaedic Surgeon on a fixed term basis for 12-18 months in New Zealand’s capital city of Wellington. With no on call, it's a perfect opportunity to enjoy work/life balance and explore all NZ has to offer!
Joining a highly regarded team of 13 permanent Orthopaedic Specialists, this is a great opportunity to experience a clinical role in a state-of-the-art tertiary hospital, renowned for its teaching and research opportunities, and to embrace the famous kiwi lifestyle in a vibrant and cosmopolitan city known locally as the “Capital of Cool”.
This role is fixed term – 12-18 months, 1.0 FTE position with no on-call requirement. The Orthopaedic service provides for the management of major injuries and fractures at Wellington Regional Hospital and treatment of injuries, congenital, infective, degenerative and malignant disorders of the musculoskeletal system at Wellington and Kenepuru Hospitals.
Wellington provides a regional tertiary service for patients with complex major trauma, revision joint replacement, spinal disorders, scoliosis, paediatric and hand surgery.
As New Zealand’s capital, this fabulous city is the political and cultural centre of the country, offering the luxury of living in a small city with big city advantages, with a magnificent harbour framed by hills. The relatively young and affluent population is reflected in the excellent range of schools, the extraordinary range of cultural events and more cafes and restaurants per head of population than New York. Housing is affordable and of a high quality with a range of lifestyle options whether you want to live in a city apartment, beach house or country property. Nearly every inhabitant lives within 3km of the coast. Beyond the city and its beautiful harbour, you have a wild and rugged coastline, mountains, ski fields, wineries and historical towns all within easy reach making this a perfect lifestyle destination.
The international airport makes connections to the other parts of the world and elsewhere in New Zealand very easy. Housing is affordable and of a high quality with a range of lifestyle options whether you want to live in a city apartment, beach house or country property. Nearly every inhabitant lives within 3km of the coast. Beyond the city and its beautiful harbour, you have a wild and rugged coastline, mountains, ski fields, wineries and historical towns all within easy reach making this a perfect lifestyle destination. For further information about things to see and do in Wellington click here.
New Zealand is becoming more and more a location of choice for those who previously considered Australia as the most desirable location down under. Its rapid growth compared to other developed countries has recently been referred to as a “rock star economy” and it was voted the best place in world to raise a family by the 2014 HSBC Expat Explorer Survey, with the report describing it as “an ideal destination to raise active, outdoorsy and healthy children.”
Consultants are well-remunerated and enjoy good working conditions and an excellent work life balance in New Zealand.
There’s never been a better time to look more closely at what NZ has to offer:
- No geographical restrictions – opportunities in major cities, towns, coastal, and rural locations
- Great transport links, most locations fly to International Airports making flight connections to/from NZ easy
- Excellent educational system, with private and public schools as well as a number of tertiary institutions
- Strong real estate market and affordable housing to suit your style – apartment, townhouse, or lifestyle block
- Incredible scenery and diverse wildlife – explore the great outdoors from beaches to mountains, see dolphins, whales and native birds
- Living well and feeling healthy is embraced as a lifestyle for all the family
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