Consultant Ophthalmologist (Glaucoma)

Specialty: Ophthalmology

Grading: Specialist / Consultant

Number of positions: 1

Job Hours: 32 hours p/w

Required qualifications: Vocationally registered in Ophthalmology with the Medical Council of New Zealand (MCNZ) FRANZCO or equivalent to be able to register for vocational registration with the MCNZ Specialist training in Glaucoma management

Nau mai, haere mai ki Te Whatu Ora – Capital, Coast & Hutt Valley District

Location:  Wellington Regional Hospital, Kenepuru Hospital and Hutt Hospital

Service:    Ophthalmology Service

Contract:  Permanent, part time 32 hours p/w

Salary:      As per ASMS SECA

Kōrero mō te tūranga – About the role

We are looking for a Consultant Ophthalmologist to provide both acute and elective care to patients with complex glaucoma eye disease.

Specific services will include operating and clinic sessions as well as participation in service and clinical meetings and contribution in quality improvement activities, clinical audit activities and continuing medical education.

Consultant ophthalmologist services are provided in both OPD clinic and theatre setting. There is a large component of teaching and supporting nurses and allied health staff. Supervision and training of RMOs is an important aspect of the role.

Mō tō mātou rōpū – About our team

The Ophthalmology Department provides a secondary and tertiary ophthalmic service for the Wellington region, including Kapiti, Hutt Valley and Wairarapa.  Tertiary services are also provided for the lower North Island and upper South Island.  The main outpatient department and inpatient beds are based at Wellington Regional Hospital with some services provided at Kenepuru Hospital.

Outpatient clinics provide comprehensive ophthalmic assessment on a referral basis from medical practitioners, public health vision screening technicians and optometrists.  A 24-hour acute service is provided at Wellington Regional Hospital.  Most ocular surgery is now carried out on a day case basis.

The service collaborates with other hospital services including Neurosurgery, Neurology, Intensive Care Unit, Oncology and Hutt Hospital’s Plastic Surgical Department.

Moū – About you

  • Vocationally registered in Ophthalmology with the Medical Council of New Zealand (MCNZ)
  • FRANZCO or equivalent to be able to register for vocational registration with the MCNZ
  • Work in collaboration with multidisciplinary team
  • Able to provide consistently high standards of medical care
  • Relevant experience and training
  • Specialist training in Glaucoma management
  • Participating in general on-call roster

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 is a 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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We are accepting applications via recruitment agencies, please submit applications online.

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Vacancy contact details

Name: Sandra Tam

Position: SMO recruitment advisor


Phone: (04) 806 2547