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General Surgeon

Employer South Canterbury DHB
Workplace Timaru Hospital
Specialty General Surgery
Term Permanent
Grading Medical Officer
Hours per week 40
Commencement date Open
Application closing date Open
Employer South Canterbury DHB Workplace Timaru Hospital
Specialty General Surgery Term Permanent
Grading Medical Officer Commencement date Open
Hours per week 40 Application closing date Open

Job description

Life is a collection of small moments: meaningful moments, challenging moments, moments to remember. At SCDHB, we want to support our people to enjoy more of the moments that matter. Are you ready to join us?

We are seeking a General Surgeon to make our team at Timaru Public Hospital six strong.

We are offering 0.75 FTE, with a roster of three weeks on, one week completely off.

During your 'on' weeks, you will commonly have two half day four hour theatre sessions, one half day endoscopy session, two half day clinics (one being a minor procedures clinic).

You will be responsible for 0.75FTE of a 5 FTE divided on call roster.

If that balance of FTE is not to your liking; there are easy avenues, within the hospital, to pick up lateral roles which increase FTE.

The intention is to provide all SMOs with a full year roster six months in advance to optimise work-life balance.

The position is supported by two non-training registrars for the department and a full complement of interns, aim long term is to work toward training registrars (as possible).

There is an excellent culture at the DHB which allows Surgeons to explore and develop within the profession. The immediate team is tight-knit and supportive.

The work-life balance in Timaru is excellent, Timaru is a very convenient and practical place to raise a family with arguably the cheapest high-quality property prices in New Zealand.

Please contact Clinical Director; Chris Gray if you have any role specific related questions; otherwise we welcome the submission of your Application online via our career website

Apply now - this moment is yours!

Please apply for this vacancy online using the link:

Closing date is OPEN 2021.

If you have any questions regarding this role please contact Human Resources by phoning 03 687-2230.

As part of our duty of care towards our patients, it is crucial that all patient-facing staff be fully immunised. If you have made it to the later stages of recruitment, you will be expected to produce your immunisation records for infection control purposes.
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Name Chris Gray
Phone 03 687-2230.
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