Specialty: Ophthalmology

Grading: Specialist / Consultant

Number of positions: 1

Job Hours: 40

Required qualifications: Applicants must be eligible for vocational registration in Ophthalmology with the Medical Council of New Zealand as well as having demonstrated clinical, management, and teaching skills and the ability to work effectively within the multi-disciplinary team.

Are you an Ophthalmologist looking for a new opportunity? Join us!

Te Pae Hauora o Ruahine o Tararua MidCentral are looking for someone to join our service providing specialist secondary care services to the region. This fulltime (1FTE) position would be suitable for an experienced or a newly qualified specialist. The successful applicant will be a comprehensive ophthalmologist with a sub speciality interest. We are seeking a vitreo-retinal specialist, with cataract experience although other subspecialty interests may be considered. The role along with local and sub-regional ophthalmic service provision will include supervision of registrars and teaching of University of Otago Medical School Trainee Interns.

The Senior Medical Officer (SMO) team currently comprises four experienced locally based consultant Ophthalmologists and one visiting consultant Ophthalmologist.

The wider eye service includes two registrars (one RANZCO vocational trainee), ophthalmic clinic nurses (incl. extended practice roles), an orthoptist, ophthalmic technicians, and visiting optometrists.  The service provides specialist outpatient and inpatient ophthalmology services, and primary health care support. MidCentral provides a regional cancer treatment service to a wider catchment across the lower North Island.
Technologically the service is well resourced with OCT, Argon retinal laser, YAG laser, Selective Laser trabeculoplasty (SLT), cyclodiode laser, Centurion phacoemulsification and DORC posterior vitrectomy equipment and Pentacam.

What can we offer you?

  • A diverse, dynamic and collegial team environment
  • Ongoing training and development opportunities
  • Six weeks annual leave per annum
  • 10 paid days per annum available for continued medical education including a generous allowance towards costs of course and travel
  • Generous relocation packages for national and international candidates

Our team actively encourage work life balance and the MidCentral Region is ideally situated for those who like to work, rest and play – beaches close by, ski fields and wineries just up the road, stunning scenery with loads of hiking tracks including Te Arapuke mountain bike track. Our region also offers excellent schools and a local university.

If you are interested in making the move to MidCentral – check out our careers site. We have loads of information about the region, Palmerston North hospital and more.

If you would like to know more about this role, please do not hesitate to reach out for a confidential chat with Dr Richard Holmes (Medical Lead) or Denella Statham (SMO Recruitment Specialist).

To apply for this job email your details to denella.statham@midcentraldhb.govt.nz.

Have any questions?

Vacancy contact details

Name: Denella Statham

Position: Recruitment Specialist

Email: denella.statham@midcentraldhb.govt.nz

Phone: 063508849