Orthopaedic Surgeon

Where you’ll be working: Waikato Hospital - Orthopaedic Department
The details: Permanent – Full time hours

About the service:
Our Orthopaedic Unit operates with 54 adult beds across 2 wards, plus paediatric beds in a paediatric ward. We have a team that cover all subspecialties with the exception of paediatric spinal surgery.

About the role:
We have an opportunity for you to join our three existing orthopaedic spine surgeons at Waikato Hospital. The position includes a role in general orthopaedics as well as management of orthopaedic trauma and involvement in outreach clinics. There will be an on-call component to the position.

Required skills & experience:
We are looking for an Orthopaedic Surgeon with significant experience and Fellowship training in adult spinal surgery and care.

This is a challenging role which demands outstanding professional skills, commitment to the specialty and a vision of providing a team-based service founded on excellence in all aspects of the business.

Applicants must be suitable qualified Medical Practitioners with an Australasian Fellowship in Orthopaedics or recognised equivalent. To be considered you must be registered or eligible for vocational registration with the New Zealand Medical Council.

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If you would like to discuss the role please contact our Clinical Director for Spinal Surgery, Joe Baker: joseph.baker@waikatodhb.health.nz

Why us:
The Waikato District Health Board (DHB) is one of the largest of 20 DHBs in New Zealand. We plan, fund and provide health and disability support services to a population of more than 400,000. We run five hospitals across the district – a tertiary hospital in Hamilton, a secondary hospital in Thames, and three rural hospitals in Te Kuiti, Taumarunui, and Tokoroa.

Waikato Hospital in Hamilton is a Level-1 trauma centre and one of New Zealand’s largest tertiary, teaching hospitals with over 600 inpatient beds and 22 operating theatres.

We are a values based and inclusive organisation that is committed to deliver the best health outcomes for our total population. To do this we are working hard to develop a robust and capable workforce that reflects the population we serve. We strongly encourage applicants from all backgrounds with the necessary capability and who share our values to apply and would greatly value seeing more applicants from our Māori communities.

Why Waikato:
Waikato is the fourth largest region in New Zealand and located just south of Auckland. It features a wide range of world-class outdoor and cultural experiences. You can surf the world-famous beaches of Raglan, swim at the beautiful beaches of the Coromandel, and hike our majestic mountain ranges.

Situated on the banks of the mighty Waikato River, Hamilton is New Zealand’s largest metropolitan inland city. Hamilton’s vibrant city centre and rich cultural mix makes it an ideal place to experience the authentic friendly Kiwi lifestyle. Learn more about living in the mighty Waikato

For appointed candidates we offer a competitive relocation allowance and assistance.

Your application:
Please apply directly online. Applications are not able to be accepted via email. For any queries about the role please contact Jamé Hendricks in the Recruitment Team at jame.hendricks@waikatodhb.health.nz

Closing date: Open until filled

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