Role: Ophthalmologist Consultant
Full time, permanent position.
Are you an Ophthalmologist looking for a new opportunity? This is a great chance to join an established ophthalmology department in a public sector hospital in New Zealand. Suitable for experienced or newly qualified specialist ophthalmologists, you will join a team of 5 senior ophthalmologists providing inpatient and outpatient services and primary care consultation.
We are seeking a comprehensive ophthalmologist with any subspeciality interest, although Vitreo-retinal surgery would be desirable. The current team is made up of 3 consultants locally based and 2 visiting consultants. You would be the sixth.
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) .
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.
Your duties 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 as well as having demonstrated clinical, management, and teaching skills and the ability to work effectively within the multi-disciplinary team.
A 350 bed secondary hospital, which services an urban population of 80,000 and a total population catchment of 168,000. In addition, the hospital is a teaching hospital, and is associated with both Auckland and Otago medical schools.
This is an exciting time to join this hospital as the regional medical facilities are embarking upon a transformational change programme to firmly establish the district health board as a high performing health system that meets the current and future demands of its communities, that provides improved patient experiences for service users, and that achieves improved patient and community health and wellbeing.
The change programme will build on its significant achievements to date, in particular its investment in developing primary and community care services and relationships. It will work to further reduce service duplication and fragmentation, to move care into and closer to people’s homes, and to achieve an integrated and community focused high performing health system.
A major university city in the North island of New Zealand, Palmerston North is the home of Massey University and is at the hub of key routes to the central North Island ski fields, and river adventures. Wellington the capital city, is only a two hour journey by road, as are the wine growing regions of Hawke’s Bay and Wairarapa.
Situated in the lower half of the North Island of New Zealand, the local 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 are 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
If you are interested in this role please apply with a detailed CV not longer than 5 pages.
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