Ophthalmologist - Consultant or Fellow - New Zealand

  • Location

    New Zealand

  • Sector:

    Medicine

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Contact email:

    info@odysseyrecruitment.com

  • Job ref:

    624

  • Published:

    about 1 month ago

  • Expiry date:

    2020-05-31

Our client in New Zealand is seeking an ophthalmologist to work as a consultant or fellow for a fixed term 12 month appointment with the possibility of extension to a permanent role.

Main Facts:

  • Full time, permanent role
  • Public Sector, secondary care hospital providing some tertiary services
  • University city in the north island of New Zealand
  • Excellent CME facilities
  • Full support from junior medical staff
  • Clinical and educational duties
  • Requirement for FRANZCOphth or equivalent specialist qualification
  • Eligibility for vocational registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand
  • Subspeciality interest desirable and vitreo- retinal surgery especially

The Position

Ophthalmologist or an Ophthalmology Fellow required for a new 12 month locum opportunity with the possibility of permanent employment subject to mutual agreement and available resource.  You will provide 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

The Hospital

This position is based at a 350 bed hospital in the Lower North Island of New Zealand. It is a secondary hospital and offers most medical and surgical specialities with the exception of Cardiothoracic, Plastic and Neurosurgery. It provides some tertiary care services. The hospital serves a local population of 170,000 but is the base for a regional head and neck oncology service which has responsibility for a population of 550,000 and draws patients from Whanganui, Taranaki, and Hawkes' Bay. The catchment area has a higher than average population of Maori and Pacific people, and the hospital is committed to achieving equity in health care for them.


The collegial relationships between departments are strong and consultation with other specialists is easy, either formally with multidisciplinary meetings or informally as required. There is an active postgraduate medical society and there are excellent clinical library facilities.

The Location

Situated in the lower half of the North Island of New Zealand, the region offers visitors and residents a unique mix of lifestyle by combining rural charm with the convenience of sophisticated living with all modern services and luxuries expected of vibrant cities, including a shopping plaza, a Globe theatrical centre, the Regent and Centre Point theatres, and dozens of hotels/motels. There is excellent primary, intermediate and secondary schooling, both public and private, mixed and single sex. Cost of living is reasonable, housing very affordable, and rural living with stunning views only minutes from town is very achievable.

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