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General Surgeon

Employer Whanganui DHB
Workplace Whanganui DHB
Specialty General Surgery
Term Other
Grading Specialist / Consultant
Hours per week 40
Commencement date Open
Application closing date Open
Employer Whanganui DHB Workplace Whanganui DHB
Specialty General Surgery Term Other
Grading Specialist / Consultant Commencement date Open
Hours per week 40 Application closing date Open

Job description

The Whanganui District Health Board General Surgery Department is seeking applications for a General Surgeon to be based at Whanganui Hospital in the city of Whanganui. We are looking for a suitably qualified enthusiastic vocationally registered General Surgeon, to take up a 12 month fixed term full time position.

Vocational registration with the Medical Council of NZ is essential. You will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills and demonstrate a strong commitment to a multi-disciplinary team working environment, interfacing with colleagues in other medical specialties. The successful applicant will be competent in the area of colonoscopies and this will be a requirement of the role.

This role will allow you to thrive professionally in providing your expertise to an urban population of 43,000 people complimented by a rural population of 30,000 people covering the Rangitikei, Whanganui and South Taranaki areas.

Your stay in Whanganui will allow you to experience a vast range of sights and entertainment in our region. It offers easily accessible mountains for skiing, mountain biking or tramping, lakes for fishing and boating, as well as beaches for surfing and quiet walks. Whanganui also boasts an exciting arts community and facilities, a mix of local and travelling music talent, educational and sporting opportunities for all ages, historical buildings and culture. Whanganui is located two-and-half hours drive from our capital city, Wellington. Whatever your interests, Whanganui can offer the best of both worlds - the perfect work opportunity, and a lifestyle to match.

For Further information please contact the Medical Advisor Senior Medical Officer Recruitment at

Qualifications required

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Vacancy contact details
Name Anita Roberts
Position SMO Recruitment Advisor
Phone (06) 348 1234
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