Orthopaedic Surgeon Jobs Worldwide

Browse our latest Consultant, Specialist, Registrar and House Officer Roles for Orthopaedic Surgeons

Browse our current vacancies in orthopaedic surgery and its subspeciality fields at exciting locations across the world and register your CV and interest with us so that we can help you find your ideal position. Our aim is to find the best surgeons on the market for our clients, and the best career opportunities for our candidates. 
 
We work with reputable hospitals and clinics across the world and recruit orthopaedic surgeons for permanent, fixed term contracts and locum appointments. We can assist you to find the right role for a permanent relocation, sabbatical overseas, a short locum adventure or a postgraduate training position.
 

Job Locations

Odyssey works with hospitals and clinics all over the world but most positions are in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East and Australasia. These are the most common locations:
  1. Canada
  2. Australia
  3. New Zealand
  4. UK
  5. Ireland
  6. Saudi Arabia
  7. United Arab Emirates
  8. Qatar
  9. Singapore
  10. China

 

Scope of Orthopaedic Surgical Practice

Our roles are based in diverse locations with a wide range of clinical surgical practice ranging from advanced tertiary care hospitals requiring highly specialised surgical skills to regional general hospitals and small hospitals which require a broader scope of practice.

Common specialist skills include:

  • spinal surgery
  • lower limb surgery
  • upper limb surgery
  • paediatric orthopaedic surgery
  • foot and ankle surgery
  • knee surgery
  • arthroplasty
  • arthoscopy
  • hand surgery

 

Consultant and Specialist Orthopaedic Surgeon Roles

Specialist roles require postgraduate surgical training in the UK, Ireland, USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Western Europe, Hong Kong or Singapore and a fellowship or board certification with specialist registration and licence to practise. Qualifications must be verified at primary source by EPIC or Data Flow (Middle East only).
 

Accepted Qualifications

  • UK: FRCS T+Orth + CCT
  • Ireland: FRCSI + CSD
  • USA: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Canada: FRCSC
  • Australia and New Zealand: FRACS
  • South Africa: FCS / MMed
  • Western Europe: national board certification
 

House Officer and Registrar - Junior Doctor Training and Service Roles

Orthopaedic Surgery house officer and registrar positions are highly sought after and competition is tough. Training positions are accredited for postgraduate specialist training by the Royal College or organisation responsible for overseeing training and examniations in orthopaedic surgery in the relevant country. Each job will be accredited for a specified period of time and level of training (rural/ urban/junior/ advanced) and will have structured teaching and supervision. You should register with the appropriate organisation to ensure your training is recognised towards the specialist training and examniations. 

Training positions, titled house officer and registrar, are available in Australia, New Zealand, UK, Ireland and Singapore.

Service positions are not approved for postgraduate specialist training but usually provide excellent clinical experience for physicians looking to acquire some skills in a new speciality and they are often an easier means of entry to a country.

 

Register for Orthopaedic Surgery Jobs

Register on our website and upload your CV then sign up for job alerts so that you get immediate notification of all new roles and stay ahead of the competition. 
You can also follow us on twitter @odysseymedic for new jobs.

MEDICAL, NURSING AND ALLIED HEALTH PROFESSIONAL JOBS 

NEW ZEALAND,  AOTEAROA, THE LAND OF THE LONG WHITE CLOUD

New Zealand, with its unique blend of Maori and European cultures combined with spectacular scenery, is one of the most popular destinations for global expatriates looking for a good work life balance in a safe, economically stable country with a relaxed and healthy outdoor lifestyle. It consistently ranks at the top in HSBC’s Expat Explorer Surveys and Mercer’s Quality of Life Rankings. 

New Zealand also ranks highly in international comparisons, in education, protection of civil liberties, government transparency, and economic freedom. 

The national economy is dominated by the service sector, followed by the industrial sector, and agriculture; international tourism is a significant source of revenue.

Over 30% of the land is dedicated to national parks and other protected areas.  It is a land of soaring mountains, spectacular glaciers, picturesque lakes, volcanic plateaux and thermal wonderlands, as well as miles of glorious coastline.


KEY INFORMATION FOR MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS SEEKING TO PRACTISE IN NEW ZEALAND

  1. Licence to practice: you will need to apply for a licence to practise your profession in New Zealand if taking up a clincal role. Our exprienced recruiters will assist you with the application.

  2. English Language fluency: a good level of written and spoken English is requried to work in New Zealand. If English is not your native language, you will need to demonstrate English fluency by taking the IELTS or OET test.

  3. Health: as part of the visa application process, you wlll need to demonstrate that you and your family members are all in good health. Most visa categories require a medical examination.

  4. Healthcare in New Zealand: citizens and permanent residents are entitled to healthcare. All visitors or temporary migrants from countries who have a reciprocal agreement with the New Zealand authorities (such as Australia, Canada, Denmark, Greece, Guernsey, Ireland, Jersey, the Netherlands and the UK) are also entitled to receive state health benefits. If you are from a country without a reciprocal agreement, you will need to purchase healthcare insurance.

  5. Property Rental Agreements: The most common type of tenancy agreement available when living in New Zealand is a periodic tenancy that had no fixed time scale. Periodic tenancy agreements are terminated by giving three weeks written notice to the landlord. The landlord is able to end the tenancy agreement by providing six weeks written notice to the tenant.

 

IMPORTANT FACTS ABOUT NEW ZEALAND

Population:  5,127,230

Capital City: Wellington

Other major cities: Auckland, Hamilton, Christchurch

Neighbouring countries: none although Australia is located north west and the islands Tonga and Fiji are north.

Political System:  a parliamentary democracy under a constitutional monarchy in which the British Monarch is the head of state and represented by the Governor General. The head of government is the Prime Minister.

Major Religion: Christianity

Official Languages: English, Maori, New Zealand Sign Language

Currency: New Zealand Dollar NZD, divided into 100 cents. It is relatively easy for expats to open a bank account with proof of address and identification and ATMS and internet banking are widely available.

Time: New Zealand Daylight Time (NZDT) is GMT+ 13.

Country Code: +64

Electricity:  230V supply voltage and 50Hz with three flat pin plug

Internet Domain: .nz

Emergency Contacts: 111

Transport and Driving: Cars in New Zealand drive on the left hand side and driving is often the best way to get around. All New Zealand cities and most towns have buses, and Auckland and Wellington both have city-suburban rail services. Ferries operate between islands and flights connect cities and larger towns.


LIVING IN NEW ZEALAND

New Zealand is an island nation in the southwestern Pacific Ocean consisting of two main landmasses, the North and South Islands, and more than 700 smaller islands covering a total area of 103,500 square miles. 

The majority of the cities are located on the North Island, whilst the South Island is more well-known for its breathtaking countryside and vast range of outdoor activities, such as bungee jumping, adventure caving, heli-biking and white water rafting. For the less adventurous there are other ways to enjoy the countryside though the diverse networks of nature reserves, country parks, beaches and walking tracks that cover a combined length of 551km.


HEALTH SERVICES IN NEW ZEALAND

New Zealand has publically funded medical care provided via 20 health boards, 15 in the North Island and 5 in the South Island. Each health board provides public health and personal medical and dental care.

There are four cities with tertiary healthcare services: Auckland, Wellington, Hamilton and Christchurch. Outside the major cities, medical care is provided through a network of regional general hospitals with 10-350 beds and clinics.

New Zealand welcomes doctors, nurses and allied health professionals from all over the world.

 

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