Ophthalmologists in training are sought for registrar roles starting from next month in fixed term contracts which offer excellent clinical training in all aspects of general ophthalmology.
You will join a team of ophthalmologists, nurses and technicians running the specialist ophthalmology services in a regional secondary care level hospital. There are three Consultant Ophthalmologists providing a wide range of elective and acute services including the subspecialist fields of Paediatric Ophthalmology, Anterior Segment and Medical retina. Vitreo-retinal work is referred to Auckland, the closest tertiary service.
You will get solid experience in general ophthalmology including broad experience of lid surgery (as a result of basal call carcinoma), diabetic retinopathy management including laser and intravitreal injections, ARMD. Ultrasound, OCT available, and Pascal and YAG lasers are also used. You will have excellent and extensive training opportunities with one to one consultant teaching and will practice acute ophthalmology including trauma whilst on call. You will be closely supervised and supported in clinics and theatres in the acute and elective settings.
Whangarei is the largest hospital in Northland, providing secondary care services for the region, supported by three regional hospitals. Northland covers an area of 12,600 square kilometres and has a population of approximately 160,000. As a region Northland is renowned for its beautiful beaches and relaxed lifestyle. The hospital has a 24.7 emergency service, general medical and surgical services for all ages and support from radiology and pathology. The surrounding region is rural with many high health needs. Due to the population make up and the unselected nature of our admissions Registrars gain experience managing a wide variety of conditions including rarer conditions such as rheumatic fever, tuberculosis and meningococcal disease.
- General registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand or eligibility for this
As well as a warm climate, the "winterless north" offers excellent schools, affordable housing and scenic coastal areas offering a range of recreational activities. It is just two hours' drive or 25 minute flight from the international hub of Auckland and is well serviced with flights.
Applications and Further Information:
If you are interested in this role, please apply with a detailed CV not longer than 5 pages.