General and Breast Surgeon Wellington Region

  • Location

    Lower Hutt City

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    Physician, General Surgeon

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    $200,000 - 300,000

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    5 months ago

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Role: General Surgeon

Scope of practice – general and breast surgery

Contract: permanent and full time

Hours: Full time (1.0 FTE)

Role Details

This is a role for a general surgeon with specialist skills and experience in breast surgery working with an enthusiastic, dynamic and committed team of health workers providing a modern and innovative approach to healthcare, with the bonus of a healthy, balanced lifestyle and opportunities for professional development.


Main duties:

  • Acute and Elective Surgery
  • Work with the lead Surgeon to ensure that services are delivered in line with Ministry of Health guidelines
  • Support and leadership of junior medical staff
  • Working alongside and supporting nurse specialists
  • An active role in interdisciplinary team education

The post is based in a busy 260-bed facility providing secondary services for a population of 150,000 and the tertiary centre for regional plastics, oral maxillofacial, burns and rheumatology services. It is the lead provider of the National Breast Screening Aotearoa Programme for breast screening services.

There is a suite of 8 operating rooms and 8-bed ICU/HDU.

There are 8000+ operative procedures per year in General Surgery, Orthopaedics, ENT, Gynaecology, Dental, Plastics, reconstruction and OMF, and 1,800 deliveries annually in the Obstetric Unit and 600 admissions to the ICU each year.

Hutt Valley is part of Wellington, Capital of New Zealand. The region offers great restaurants, a vibrant cultural scene and coffee culture as well as ample opportunity for outdoor pursuits. Sailing, water sports, cycle trails and walking trails among wooded hillsides with fantastic views abound in the “Coolest Little in Capital the World (Lonely Planet)”.


What’s in it for you:

Flexible work/life balance in a friendly and relaxed metropolitan location

Part-time options - ongoing position

Training and professional development opportunities

Generous and flexible annual leave entitlements

Indemnity Insurance provided

An attractive relocation package including relocation assistance


You will require:

  • Eligibility for vocational or provisional vocational registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand
  • FRACS or equivalent qualification


If you are interested in this role, please forward CV for immediate consideration.