Locum Plastic Surgeon

  • Location

    Lower Hutt

  • Sector:

    Physician, Plastic Surgeon

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  • Salary:

    $190,000 - 270,000

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  • Published:

    about 1 year ago

  • Duration:

    9 months

  • Expiry date:


  • Startdate:

    August 2021

Role: Consultant Plastic Surgeon Locum

Contract: Fixed term covering parental leave from 1 August 2021 – 21 March 2022 (dates can be flexible)

Hours: Full time (1.0 FTE)

On Call Duties: 1 in 10

Role Details

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 or breast surgery.

This role will also have a commitment to a general plastic trauma list and will contribute to 'see and treat' skin lesion clinics. 

The position is based in a 260-bed district general hospital serving a population of 134,000.  The plastic surgery service provides regional services to Wellington, Wairarapa, Mid Central, Hawke's Bay, Nelson/Marlborough and Whanganui DHBs equating to a draining population of 1.2 million.

In addition the Unit provides supra-regional services in vascular anomalies and laser. 

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

Lower Hutt is located close to Wellington, the Kapiti Coast and Wairarapa regions and provides opportunities for most recreational pursuits, sporting and cultural activities.


  • Applicants must be registered or eligible for vocational registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand. 
  • FRACS or equivalent board certification (American Board of Plastic Surgery, FRCSC, FRCS/ CCT accepted)

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)”.

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

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