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Consultant Otolaryngologist/Kaipoka upoko, kakī hoki Mātanga (sub-specialty in head and neck)

Employer Capital & Coast DHB
Workplace Wellington Hospital and Wellington Region
Specialty Otolaryngology
Term Permanent
Grading Specialist / Consultant
Hours per week 36
Commencement date Open
Application closing date 21 Mar 2021
Employer Capital & Coast DHB Workplace Wellington Hospital and Wellington Region
Specialty Otolaryngology Term Permanent
Grading Specialist / Consultant Commencement date Open
Hours per week 36 Application closing date 21 Mar 2021

Job description

Nau mai, haere mai ki Ūpoko ki te uru hauora.

Location: Wellington and the greater Wellington region (Porirua, Kapiti Coast, Hutt Valley, Wairarapa)

Contract: Permanent. Part time 0.9 FTE including on call support


We are looking for a General Otolaryngologist with a sub-specialty training in head and neck to help provide elective and acute services (as part of the on-call roster). The successful applicant will be a highly motivated team player and will enjoy a very collegial relationship. The role is based at Wellington Regional Hospital, however they will be expected to work across the greater Wellington region in line with a current change to establish a sub-regional ENT service.

The department currently consists of seven general and subspecialist surgeons who provide a wide range of service to the greater Wellington region and tertiary level care for the wider region. Current recruitment to the sub-regional service will see the team increase to 9 surgeons. These include general otolaryngology, rhinology and anterior skull base surgery, otology, lateral skull base and acoustic neuroma surgery, cochlear implantation, paediatric otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery. We work in close collaboration with oncology, neurosurgery, plastic surgery, paediatric and neurosurgery services. Suitable candidates will have opportunities for research.

As a senior medical officer, you will be responsible for providing a high standard of clinical practice and expertise to the patients under your care. It is essential that you are eligible for vocational registration (Otolaryngology) with the Medical Council of New Zealand. You will be known by your peers as someone who is able to work within a multi-disciplinary environment, being able to engage with a number of different people from various backgrounds. Some undergraduate teaching is expected as well as supervision and teaching of registrars in the otolaryngology training rotation.


- In-patient care
- Theatre
- Outpatients
- On call roster
- Supervision and instruction of junior doctors


- Vocationally registered in Otolaryngology with the Medical Council of New Zealand (MCNZ)
- FRACS or equivalent qualification and be able to register for vocational registration with the MCNZ
- Sub-specialty training in head and neck
-Relevant experience


Capital and Coast DHB (CCDHB) is located centrally in Wellington and has over 6,000 full-time equivalent staff, making us one of the major employers in the Wellington region. CCDHB operates two hospitals – Wellington Regional Hospital in Newtown and Kenepuru Hospital in Porirua – as well as the Kapiti Health Centre at Paraparaumu.

The Mental Health, Addiction and Intellectual Disability Service (MHAIDS) spans three DHBs - Wairarapa, Hutt Valley and Capital and Coast DHB’s and includes local, regional, and national services. The local MHAIDS services are provided from multiple sites within the 3DHB sub-region – greater Wellington, Hutt Valley and Wairarapa.

Here at CCDHB we embrace diversity and welcome applications from people of all gender identities, ages, ethnicities, sexual orientations, disability and religions. A workforce that is diverse and inclusive means that we are better positioned to understand and serve our community.

CCDHB is a pro-equity Health Organisation, with a particular focus on Māori and Pacific Peoples and the Disability Community.

CCDHB provides a range of specialist services including neurosurgery, oncology, neonatal intensive care and community-based services including district nursing, rehabilitation services, social work, alcohol and drug services, and home support services to a population of around 900,000 people.

Wellington is New Zealand’s capital city, a cultural and cosmopolitan epicentre renowned for its vibrant cafés, restaurants, international sporting and cultural events set in a beautiful natural harbour. With easy access to vineyards in the Wairarapa and beaches on the Kapiti Coast, there’s plenty of opportunity for adventure or simply to relax and unwind.


Applications close 15 March 2021 and can only be accepted when submitted through our CCDHB Careers website.

For further information on this role, please email and please indicate the vacancy number (SMO10-21) and job title in the subject line.

Ma tini, ma mano, ka rapa te whai

By joining together we will succeed

Qualifications required

Specialist qualification in Otolaryngology - FRACS or equivalent qualification and be able to register for vocational registration with the MCNZ
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Vacancy contact details
Name Sandra Tam
Position SMO recruitment advisor
Phone (04) 806 2547
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