Ophthalmologist South Eastern City of North Island

  • Location

    Palmerston North

  • Sector:

    Physician, Ophthalmologist

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  • Salary:

    $190,000 - 270,000

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  • Published:

    7 days ago

  • Duration:


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  • Scope of practice: general ophthalmology, subspeciality appreciated, vitreo retinal surgical skills would be great

  • Hours: 40 per week

  • Start: ASAP

  • Contract: Permanent / Full time


Role Details

A full time permanent ophthalmologist is sought for a specialist secondary care ophthalmology service currently staffed by three experienced locally based consultant Ophthalmologists and two visiting consultant ophthalmologists.  You would be the sixth senior ophthalmologist working in the service.

This position would be suitable for an experienced or a newly qualified specialist or an Ophthalmology Fellow.

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.

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.

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.



  • Eligibility for vocational registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand
  • FRANZCOphth or equivalent board certification (American board of Ophtalmology, FRCSC, FRCOph / CCT all accepted )
  • Excellent communication and time management skills



  • Vitreoretinal surgery skills



  • attractive remuneration and relocation expenses
  • pension benefits
  • reimbursement of medical licence expenses
  • opportunites for clinical research, CME and career development

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

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