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Consultant - Locum General Surgeon

Employer Capital & Coast DHB
Workplace Wellington Hospital
Specialty General Surgery
Term Locum
Grading Specialist / Consultant
Hours per week 40
Commencement date Open
Application closing date 30 Sep 2018
Employer Capital & Coast DHB Workplace Wellington Hospital
Specialty General Surgery Term Locum
Grading Specialist / Consultant Commencement date Open
Hours per week 40 Application closing date 30 Sep 2018

Job description



Capital and Coast DHB (CCDHB) is located centrally in Wellington and has the equivalent of around 4,300 full time staff, making us a major employer in the Wellington region. We are the leading provider of a number of specialist services, including neurosurgery, oncology, neonatal intensive care, specialised mental health services and support a population of about 900,000 people. Our DHB has an annual budget of more than $1 billion, which we use to deliver health services directly and to contract external providers to provide care, such as general practices, rest homes and pharmacists.

Wellington is New Zealand's capital. It is a "foodies" paradise, cultural, art-loving harbour city and a place you quickly begin to call home


The successful applicant will be part of a dynamic team providing surgical care to people within the Wellington Region. The Wellington General Surgery Unit is a quality provider of tertiary and secondary level adult services, meeting the needs of the Central Region in a timely and expert manner. General surgical and outpatient services are provided on two sites, at Wellington and Kenepuru Hospitals.

The applicant will be responsible for providing consultant services that facilitate the provision of appropriate quality general services to the patients who come under his/her care, and for the training of Registrars in accordance with the requirements of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons.

This role joins a service with a total staff of ten consultants and RMOs. This position reports to the Clinical Leader, General Surgery and Operations Manager, Surgery.


Outpatient clinical duties
Operating lists
Ward rounds
Backfilling lists and clinics


A General Surgeon with registration in NZ
Registered as a General Surgeon with the MCNZ
Relevant experience
FRACS General Surgery or equivalent and be registerable for Vocational Registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand


Capability development is a high priority for CCDHB. Professional development opportunities are a given, as well as the ability to upskill and to take on other roles. People and their skills are highly valued at CCDHB.

Staff benefits include discounts from many companies throughout the region, access to a cost-effective gym including exercise classes and use of two low-cost holiday homes at Taupo.


Applications will not be accepted via email. All candidates applying for any of our current vacancies must complete an online CCDHB application form by clicking the 'Apply Now' button.

Applications close on 30 September 2018. Please ensure your uploaded CV and cover letter is in either Word or PDF format. For further information on this role, please email and please indicate the vacancy number and job title in the subject line.

Qualifications required

Specialist qualification in general surgery
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Vacancy contact details
Name Sandra Tam
Position SMO recruitment advisor
Phone (04) 806 2547
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