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Ophthalmologist

Employer MidCentral DHB
Workplace MidCentral District Health Board
Specialty Ophthalmology
Term Permanent
Grading Specialist / Consultant
Hours per week 40
Commencement date Open
Application closing date Open
Employer MidCentral DHB Workplace MidCentral District Health Board
Specialty Ophthalmology Term Permanent
Grading Specialist / Consultant Commencement date Open
Hours per week 40 Application closing date Open

Job description

Are you an Ophthalmologist or an Ophthalmology Fellow looking for a new 12 to 18 month locum opportunity with the possibility of permanent employment subject to mutual agreement and available resource. We are looking for someone to join our service providing specialist secondary care services to the region. This position would be suitable for an experienced or a newly qualified specialist or an Ophthalmology Fellow.

The Senior Medical Officer (SMO) team currently comprises three experienced locally based consultant Ophthalmologists and two visiting consultant ophthalmologists. You would be the sixth senior ophthalmologist working in the service.

The wider eye service includes a two registrars (one RANZCO vocational trainee), a visiting fellow, ophthalmic clinic nurses (incl. extended practice roles), an orthoptist, ophthalmic technicians, visiting optometrists and a house officer (shared with ENT service) . The service provides specialist outpatient and inpatient ophthalmology services, and primary health care support.

Technologically the service is well resourced with HD-OCT, OCT-angiography, FFA, ICG, pattern scanning conventional and subthreshold retinal laser, YAG laser, Selective Laser trabeculoplasty (SLT), Subthreshold/micropulse cyclodiode laser, Centurion phacoemulsification and DORC posterior vitrectomy equipment.

We are seeking a comprehensive ophthalmologist with any subspeciality interest (although Vitreo-retinal surgery would be desirable). The role along with local and subregional ophthalmic service provision will include supervision of registrars and teaching of University of Otago Medical School Trainee Interns.

This is an exciting time to join MidCentral District Health Board (MDHB) as it is embarking upon a transformational change programme to firmly establish itself as a high performing health system that meets the current and future demands of its communities, that provides improved patient experiences for service users, and that achieves improved patient and community health and wellbeing.

MDHB will build on its significant achievements to date, in particular its investment in developing primary and community care services and relationships. It will work to further reduce service duplication and fragmentation, to move care into and closer to people’s homes, and to achieve an integrated and community focused high performing health system.

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.

For further information please contact Moira Eathorne, Medical Recruitment Consultant: moira.eathorne@midcentraldhb.govt.nz or +64 6 350 8849

MidCentral District Health Board is committed to ensuring that children and young people are safe from abuse and harm. As part of our commitment to children and young people, and in line with the Vulnerable Children Act 2014, appointment to positions that involve regular or overnight contact with children will include worker safety checks. These checks are in addition to the requirement to have a satisfactory police clearance. Further information will be provided to shortlisted candidates. To find out more information about the Vulnerable Children Act 2014 click here.

Qualifications required

A specialist qualification in Ophthalmology and eligible for Vocational Registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand.
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Vacancy contact details
Name Moira Eathorne
Position Medical Recruitment Consultant
Phone (06) 350 8204
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