Consultant General Surgeon – Hepato-pancreatico-biliary (HPB)

Specialty: General Surgery

Grading: Specialist / Consultant

Number of positions: 1

Job Hours: 40

Required qualifications: Vocationally registered in General Surgery with the Medical Council of New Zealand (MCNZ) FRACS or equivalent qualification and be able to register for with the MCNZ

Nau mai, haere mai ki Ūpoko ki te uru hauora.

Location: Wellington Regional Hospital, Kenepuru Hospital

Service:   General Surgery

Contract: Permanent, full time

Salary:     As per ASMS MECA

Mō tō mātou rōpū – About our team

The successful candidates will have extensive experience in general surgery but will also have subspecialty expertise in HPB. They will contribute to the general surgery service, trauma and general acutes and will also support an existing team of experienced surgeons to grow and develop provision of liver services for our patients. Skills in both open and laparoscopic surgery are essential. Expertise in robotic liver resectional surgery would be beneficial in order to grow the service in the future.

Capital and Coast provides liver tertiary and acute services to both Wellington and central regional patients. Support is provided to general surgeons within the region. The unit currently has two surgeons (one HPB and one UGI), one CNS role, a Fellow and an RMO team. We manage patients with benign and malignant disease. Our work is driven by faster cancer treatment timeframes. The teams manage work in the operating theatre, endoscopy and clinic settings.  Support to the training of junior medical staff is integral to the roles.

Moū – About you

  • Vocationally registered in General Surgery with the Medical Council of New Zealand (MCNZ)
  • FRACS or equivalent qualification and be able to register for with the MCNZ
  • Work in collaboration with multidisciplinary team
  • Able to provide consistently high standards of medical care
  • Relevant experience and training

E pā ana ki a tatou – About us

Capital, Coast and Hutt Valley district is located centrally in Wellington and has over 6,000 full-time equivalent staff, making us one of the major employers in the Wellington region. We operate three hospitals – Wellington Regional Hospital in Newtown, Hutt Valley Hospital and Kenepuru Hospital in Porirua – as well as the Kāpiti Health Centre at Paraparaumu.

Here at Capital, Coast & Hutt Valley 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.

Capital, Coast & Hutt Valley District are pro-equity health organisation, with a particular focus on Māori, Pacific Peoples, and the Disability Community.

Me pēhea te tuku tono – How to apply

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Please note we will be reviewing applications when received and will progress through the recruitment process.

We require all our employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. This includes the booster dose within six months of receiving the second dose of initial vaccination (for some people the initial vaccination will have comprised of three doses).  We are not accepting applications that do not meet this criteria.

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Vacancy contact details

Name: Sandra Tam

Position: SMO recruitment advisor


Phone: (04) 806 2547