Workplace MidCentral DHB - Palmerston North
Grading Specialist / Consultant
Commencement date Open
Hours per week 40
Application closing date 07 Nov 2021
Are you an Ophthalmologist looking for a new opportunity?
We are looking for someone to join our service providing specialist secondary care services to the region. This fulltime (1FTE) position would be suitable for either an experienced or a newly qualified specialist or an Ophthalmology Fellow. The successful applicant will be 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.
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.
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.
MidCentral District Health Board employs more than 2500 staff at Manawatu, Palmerston North, Tararua and Horowhenua and Otaki districts.
Palmerston North Hospital is a 350 bed secondary hospital, which services an urban population of 80,000 and a total population catchment of 168,000. In addition, the hospital is a teaching hospital, and is associated with both Auckland and Otago medical schools.
Palmerston North is a major university city and is at the hub of key routes to the central North Island ski fields, and river adventures. Wellington the capital city, is only a two hour journey by road, as are the wine growing regions of Hawke's Bay and Wairarapa.
Applicants must either already hold or 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 Anita Roberts, SMO Recruitment Coordinator 64 6 350 8849.
To be eligible for this position you must be registered (or be eligible) with the Medical Council of New Zealand and have a specialist qualification in ophthalmology that is recognised by the Royal Australia and New Zealand College of Ophthalmology as suitable for Vocational Registration in New Zealand