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Consultant General Surgeons

Employer Wairarapa DHB
Workplace Wairarapa District Health Board
Specialty General Surgery
Term Permanent
Grading Specialist / Consultant
Hours per week N/A
Commencement date Open
Application closing date Open
Employer Wairarapa DHB Workplace Wairarapa District Health Board
Specialty General Surgery Term Permanent
Grading Specialist / Consultant Commencement date Open
Hours per week N/A Application closing date Open

Job description

The Wairarapa region offers a fantastic lifestyle for all. With quality schools, strong community spirit, great beaches and rivers, world class vineyards, mountain ranges and rivers, this is a place you can call home.

Wairarapa Hospital is based in Masterton, and is within two hours from both Hutt Hospital and Wellington Hospital. Daily rail services link Wairarapa with the Wellington region, including the International Airport and Inter-Island ferry connections.

Working at the Wairarapa DHB you will become part of an enthusiastic, dynamic and committed team of health workers providing a modern and innovative approach to healthcare, with the bonus of a healthy balanced lifestyle and opportunities for professional development.

Wairarapa District Health Board provides secondary services for a population of approximately 40,000, providing 24-hour acute and elective care in general and orthopaedic surgery, medicine, obstetrics and gynaecology, ophthalmology, psychiatry, and paediatrics. The hospital operates both Public & Private theatre sessions covering General Surgery, Anaesthetics, Orthopaedics, Urology, Endoscopy, Gynaecology, and Obstetrics, as well as Ophthalmic and ENT.

At Wairarapa Hospital you will be one of four General Surgeons, including one part time surgeon focused on colonoscopies, in a unit which provides a comprehensive service for the population of the Wairarapa. Wairarapa District Health Board also has a close liaison with Selina Sutherland Hospital, an independent private facility, and there may be opportunities for work in this facility.

These are permanent full or part time positions, working 64-80 hours (0.8FTE-1.0FTE) with an on call requirement of 1 in 3. Actual hours will be agreed with the successful applicants. Applicants must be eligible for Vocational registration with the New Zealand Medical Council. Upper and lower GI endoscopy is a required skill.

We are committed to clinical excellence in all disciplines; and Senior Medical Staff are encouraged to take part in clinical audits and peer reviews to ensure quality clinical care is provided.

For further information please contact Kieran McCann, Executive Leader Operations on (021) 181-9980 or email

Or to learn more about the Wairarapa region please visit any of the following websites: Wairarapa’s main information website Our local newspaper Information on the local council and area Real Estate agency Real Estate & rental property agency

Vacancy Ref # 4748888

Closing Date: OPEN (until successful applicants are appointed)

To apply for this role, please visit where you can also obtain a copy of the job description for this role.

Qualifications required

Hold a higher qualification appropriate to the practice of General Surgery, which must be recognised by the Medical Council of New Zealand for vocational or special scope registration as a General Surgeon.
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Name Dianne Pillar
Position HR Administrator
Phone (06) 946 9821
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