A Consultant Ophthalmologist or an Ophthalmology Fellow is sought for a new 12 -18 months locum opportunity with the possibility of permanent employment subject to mutual agreement and available resource. We are looking for someone to join the service providing specialist secondary care services to the region. This position would be suitable for an experienced or a newly qualified specialist or an Ophthalmology Fellow.
The Senior Medical Officer (SMO) team currently comprises three experienced locally based consultant Ophthalmologists and two visiting consultant ophthalmologists. You would be the sixth senior ophthalmologist working in the service.
The wider eye service includes a two registrars (one RANZCO vocational trainee), a visiting fellow, ophthalmic clinic nurses (incl. extended practice roles), an orthoptist, ophthalmic technicians, visiting optometrists and a house officer (shared with ENT service) . The service provides specialist outpatient and inpatient ophthalmology services, and primary health care support.
Technologically the service is well resourced with HD-OCT, OCT-angiography, FFA, ICG, pattern scanning conventional and subthreshold retinal laser, YAG laser, Selective Laser trabeculoplasty (SLT), Subthreshold/micropulse cyclodiode laser, Centurion phacoemulsification and DORC posterior vitrectomy equipment.
We are seeking a comprehensive ophthalmologist with any subspeciality interest (although Vitreo-retinal surgery would be desirable). The role along with local and subregional ophthalmic service provision will include supervision of registrars and teaching of University of Otago Medical School Trainee Interns.
- Applicants must be eligible for vocational registration in Ophthalmology with the Medical Council of New Zealand
- Demonstrated clinical, management, and teaching skills and the ability to work effectively within the multi-disciplinary team.
- FRANZCOphth or equivalent