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Consultant Plastic Surgeon - Locum

Employer Capital & Coast DHB
Workplace Lower Hutt
Specialty Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
Term Locum
Grading Specialist / Consultant
Hours per week 36
Commencement date Open
Application closing date 10 Dec 2021
Employer Capital & Coast DHB Workplace Lower Hutt
Specialty Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Term Locum
Grading Specialist / Consultant Commencement date Open
Hours per week 36 Application closing date 10 Dec 2021

Job description

Nau mai, haere mai ki whanau ora ki Te Awakairangi

Location: Hutt Hospital

Service: Surgical, Women’s and Children’s Health Group

Contract: 6 months fixed term, 0.9 FTE - starting April to November 2022

About the service

The plastic surgery service provides regional services to Wellington, Wairarapa, Mid Central, Hawke's Bay, Nelson/Marlborough and Whanganui DHBs. In addition, the Unit provides supra-regional services in vascular anomalies and laser.

We have an internationally renowned plastic and burns unit, regional rheumatology and public health services, and all our specialties have a strong focus on excellence and innovation.

About the role

Due to parental leave, the Regional Plastic Surgery service has a 9 month gap at consultant level they wish to cover. This position would suit a generally trained plastic surgeon with subspecialty interests of hand, skin cancer, melanoma and breast being useful.

This role will also have a commitment to a general plastic trauma list and will contribute to 'see and treat' skin lesion clinics. There will be a general plastic surgery on call commitment equating to 1:10 currently.

Skills and experience

Applicants must be registered or eligible for vocational registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand and should have a minimum of 2 years’ experience post FRACS or equivalent in plastic and reconstructive surgery.


We offer a supportive workplace culture with a commitment to your on-going professional development. This includes; a comprehensive orientation programme, training and study opportunities, and peer support.

How to apply

Please complete an online HVDHB application form by clicking the 'Apply Now' button. You can also apply and see a copy of the job description through our careers website:

Please note: For tracking and evaluation purposes, all applications must be submitted via our on-line process.

For further information on this role, please contact Carolyn Braddock, Service Manager on 027 4444662 or by email and indicate the vacancy number 1114839-21 and job title in the subject line.

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

Please note we will be reviewing applications when received so please apply early.

COVID-19 -2DHB requires ALL its employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19. To comply with the recent health order, applicants must have had their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine by 15 November 2021 AND their second dose no later than 1 January 2022. We are not accepting applications that do not meet this criteria.

Ma tini, ma mano, ka rapa te whai

By joining together we will succeed

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Vacancy contact details
Name Tamzyn Luafalealo
Position Recruitment Advisor
Phone (04) 806 2547
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