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Orthopaedic Consultant

Employer Tairawhiti DHB
Workplace Hauora Tairawhiti
Specialty Orthopaedic Surgery
Term Permanent
Grading Specialist / Consultant
Hours per week 40
Commencement date Open
Application closing date Open
Employer Tairawhiti DHB Workplace Hauora Tairawhiti
Specialty Orthopaedic Surgery Term Permanent
Grading Specialist / Consultant Commencement date Open
Hours per week 40 Application closing date Open

Job description

1.0 FTE

The orthopaedic service at Hauora Tairawhiti provides the management of general orthopaedic trauma and musculoskeletal conditions. Complex trauma, spinal surgery and complex hand injuries are currently referred to tertiary centres and bone tumours and soft tissue sarcomas are referred for opinions in Auckland.

This role will support the service by providing a broad spectrum of elective care, but an interest in upper limb/hands/foot and ankle would be favourable. As well as general orthopaedic trauma surgery you will share responsibility for the specialist orthopaedic assessment and care of patients at Gisborne Hospital. It is expected that you will also participate on the on call roster which is currently one in five.
This position would suit a general orthopaedic surgeon, but the department would be supportive of developing specialist areas of interest.

We are looking for a colleague and team-player who is keen to enhance our orthopaedic service, and who will take the initiative to help us develop new areas as our population continues to expand.
We are currently developing nurse practitioners and physiotherapists and we have arthroplasty pathways in place. The department has consultant delivered services, supported by house officers. Currently there are no middle grades, and therefore you would be first on-call (non-resident).

• Hold FRACS Orthopaedic Surgery or equivalent that is registerable with the Medical Council of New Zealand (MCNZ)
• Experience in upper limb/hands/foot and ankle is preferred but should not exclude applications.

Gisborne Hospital is the base hospital for the wide geographical area, Tairawhiti, extending up the East Cape of New Zealand, creating enormous scope and variety in the work available to an enthusiastic and skilled orthopaedic professional. Providing healthcare to a population of 47,000, Hauora Tairawhiti is well supported locally by comprehensive surgical services and has a full range of diagnostic facilities on site including a new MRI scanner and CT scanner. We have strong ties with our tertiary referral centre in Waikato and with Starship Children’s Hospital in Auckland.

Recognised as an ideal place to raise a family, Gisborne is a relaxed city offering access to outstanding leisure pursuits and a caring, safe community. The city has superb outdoor facilities, golden beaches, a warm climate and a vibrant local economy based on wineries, agriculture and tourism. Enjoy a healthy ‘work life balance’ within a supportive team.

Applications will not be accepted via email. All candidates applying for any of our current vacancies must complete an online TDH application form by clicking the 'Apply Now' button.
Applications close on 29th May 2019. Please ensure your uploaded CV and cover letter is in either Word or PDF format.

For further information on this role, please email Dr Peter Birch or Lynsey Bartlett at and please indicate the vacancy number (TAI00856) and job title in the subject line.

Qualifications required

Applicants must either be vocationally registered or be eligible for vocational or temporary registration as provided by the Medical Council of New Zealand.

Preference will be given to applicants who hold a current vocational registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand (MCNZ).

Candidates who are not currently registered with the MCNZ should be aware it is the requirement of the MCNZ that your qualifications are approved through EPIC. If you have a commitment to working in New Zealand it is highly recommended that you start this process as soon as possible, so as to allow your subsequent registration to be undertaken in a timely fashion.
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Name Dr Peter Birch
Phone 068690500 Ext: 8268
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