General Surgeon 12 M Contract New Zealand

  • Location

    New Plymouth

  • Sector:

    Physician, General Surgeon

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  • Salary:

    $190,000 - 270,000

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  • Published:

    7 months ago

  • Duration:

    1 YEAR

  • Expiry date:


  • Startdate:

    August 2021

Job Title: General Surgeon Consultant

Location: Taranaki, New Zealand

Start Date: August 2021

Contract: 12 months fixed term (parental leave cover)

Working hours: 45-49.9 per week

Role Details:

This is an exciting opportunity for a Consultant General Surgeon to join a team of five surgeons with interests in colorectal, upper GI and breast and endocrine surgery.  The successful candidate will take part in a 1:6 on call roster with registrar and house surgeon support.

Particular consideration will be given to applicants experienced in Endoscopy.   

The position is available on a full-time basis however applications will be considered from candidates wishing to work on a part time basis with private practice.  

The department has a strong track record with audit and you will be expected to participate and contribute to the department’s activities including advanced trainee registrar teaching, supervision of house surgeons, audit and medical student teaching.

The hospital is a regional general facility , one hour’s flight from tertiary care centres. A new inpatient Clinical Service Block was opened with 6 Wards and a Theatre Block comprising 6 Theatres, 12 bed PACU 1, 24 bed PACU 2, 2 Endoscopy/procedure rooms.

An interventional suite and digital radiology facilities are well established. 

There are excellent links for tertiary services in Hamilton, Wellington and Auckland. 

IT services are a priority and there is a strategic plan to innovate in the area of integrated information and technology. 

In this region of New Zealand, situated in the south west of the North Island, it is easy to achieve an enviable lifestyle without having to compromise your career path. The region’s amazing mountain, rivers, lakes, fantastic coastline and outstanding surfing and tramping opportunities, masses of parks and gardens, as well as a major events calendar, make it a great place to live and work. Major attractions include Taraanki Mountain, Egmont National Park and the New Plymouth Coastal Walkway with Auckland just 50 minutes flight away and Wellington 60 minutes.


Essential Requirements

  • Eligibility for vocational or provisional vocational registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand (we can assist you with this)
  • FRACS or equivalent board certification in general surgery


  • Endoscopy skills

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

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