2023 | Registrar in Ophthalmology Whangarei

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    National Pay Scale for RMOs

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  • Published:

    30 days ago

  • Duration:

    12 months

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  • Startdate:

    January 2023

2023 Training Year – January 2024

We are seeking an Ophthalmology Registrar to join a team of  three Ophthalmologist Consultants, specialist nurses and Technicians in January 2023.

The ophthalmology service provides a wide range of elective and acute services including Paediatric Ophthalmology, Anterior Segment and Medical retina, and a truly general ophthalmology clinic setup.

The role offers a general ophthalmology experience which is only available in a district hospital setting with a very high incidence of skin cancers including basal cell carcinoma. You will get broad experience of lid surgery. Diabetes is extremely common in the North, and you will gain experience of laser and intravitreal injections in the management of this, and of ARMD.

There is ultrasound and OCT available, and Pascal and YAG lasers.

Being one of the only ophthalmic registrars you will gain much experience, and will work on call with a consultant cover, practising acute ophthalmology with the opportunity for experience of Ophthalmic Trauma being invaluable in this rural setting.

The training program includes weekly teaching comprising journal club and teaching for registrars, audits and regular M&M meetings.

This role is based in a 260 bed General Hospital with sound support from consultants an excellent clinical mix of cases and opportunities for study support and professional development,  The region is renowned for its beautiful beaches and relaxed lifestyle. There are great surf beaches and beautiful harbours and bays for sailing, kite surfing and windsurfing. It is also a top spot for fishing and diving with easy access to the world famous Poor Knights Marine reserve. There are also many beautiful forests and stunning hills to explore and climb.

Key Duties

  • work under consultant supervision
  • participate in an active clinical training programme and regular quality assurance meetings.
  • On call with a consultant cover,


Essential Requirements:


  • General registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand or eligibility for this
  • Previous experience of at least 12 months in ophthalmology

Employee Benefits

  • salary paid in accordance with national pay scales for Resident medical officers
  • pension benefits 
  • no National Insurance 
  • reimbursement of costs of obtaining medical licence
  • free use of hospital gym
  • extensive on the job teaching from the consultant staff with whom you will work in a one on one situation

If you are interested in this role, please submit your CV for immediate consideration. Three professional referees are required,  one of whom must be your current supervisor.