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General Surgeon

Employer Hawkes Bay DHB
Workplace Hawke’s Bay District Health Board
Specialty General Surgery
Term Permanent
Grading Specialist / Consultant
Hours per week 40
Commencement date Open
Application closing date 11 Oct 2021
Employer Hawkes Bay DHB Workplace Hawke’s Bay District Health Board
Specialty General Surgery Term Permanent
Grading Specialist / Consultant Commencement date Open
Hours per week 40 Application closing date 11 Oct 2021

Job description

Ehara taku toa i te toa takitahi. Engari, he toa takitini.

Success is not the work of one, but the work of many


Full-time and/or part-time

We are seeking a General Surgeon for Hawke's Bay who shares our values of He kauanuanu - Respect, Ākina - Improvement, Rāranga te tira - Teamwork and Tauwhiro - Care.

We have a unique opportunity for a suitably qualified General Surgeon to join our Surgical team. We are looking for a surgeon who demonstrates a commitment to high quality care, teaching and leadership in the field on a full-time or part-time permanent basis.

The successful candidate will manage a wide range of General Surgical conditions and be expected to fully participate in the General Surgical on call roster (1:9) and manage acute patients. An experienced endoscopist for both upper and lower gastrointestinal procedures would be an advantage. With our growing workload across many sub-specialties, having experience, interest or post-fellowship training in any of the following sub-specialities would be an advantage: Breast, Colorectal or Upper GI surgery.

The General and Vascular surgery team is part of a close knit and supportive medical community within the Hawke's Bay DHB. Our team is committed to providing a high quality of care to the Hawke's Bay population. There is a strong collegial attitude and an active commitment to ongoing education.

Hawke's Bay DHB has its main hospital situated in Hastings, New Zealand. It is a large secondary level, 400 bed accredited public hospital providing acute and elective care for a region of 180,000 people. The hospital offers a full range of surgical, medical, oncology and radiological services. It boasts a level 2 Intensive Care Unit and an Anaesthetic department capable of handling all major cases. Medical Oncology is based on site and planning to commission on site Radiation Oncology is underway. There are seven operating theatres with renovation of the Perioperative Unit and addition of an eighth theatre currently under construction. There is a separate endoscopy services building that was commissioned in 2018 in time to start offering the National Bowel Screening Programme to the Hawke's Bay population. Junior medical staff support includes four accredited General Surgery SET trainees and seven unaccredited General Surgical registrars along with an acute SHO and team House Surgeons. There are clinical nurse specialists for all the major subspecialties.

We have no doubt that you'll love everything Hawke's Bay has to offer; an environment and work/life balance that is second to none. Situated on the east coast of the North Island, you'll enjoy the stunning climate as one of the sunniest places in New Zealand, beaches, a wide range of sporting and leisure opportunities; art, wine, food and culture. This is your chance to make the most of a fantastic career and lifestyle move. This is your chance to make the most of a fantastic career and lifestyle move. Take a stroll through the Hawke's Bay Tourism website and get yourself to Hawke's Bay!

Applicants must be registered, or eligible for registration, with the New Zealand Medical Council as a Specialist General Surgeon and a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, or equivalent. You should hold an approved higher qualification in Surgery, enabling Vocational Registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand.Further information regarding the application process can be found on their website at

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For further information please contact Bevan Jenkins, Head of Department by email:
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Name Bevan Jenkins
Phone (06) 878 8109
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