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Consultant Opthamologist

Masterton, New Zealand

Reference: 6503861

Te Whatu Ora Wairararapa provides comprehensive health services throughout the Wairarapa District, and its base is the Wairarapa 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.

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

Working at Health New Zealand - 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.

Health New Zealand - 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, although part time hours will be considered 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.

Here at Wairarapa District we embrace diversity and welcome applications from all people, including all gender identities, ages, ethnicities, sexual orientations, disability and religions. A workforce that is diverse and inclusive means that we are better positioned to understand and serve our community.

For further information please contact Leeann Campbell Recruitment Specialist 027 572 4792 or alternatively email

To learn more about the Wairarapa region please visit any of the following websites: Wairarapa's main information website Information on the local council and area

Vacancy Ref # 6503861

Closing Date: OPEN (until successful applicant is appointed)

To apply for this role, please visit Te Whatu Ora Wairarapa where you can also obtain a copy of the job description for this role.

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