A new full time permanent position for a specialist ophthalmologist is now available in a regional secondary care hospital 2 hours drive from Auckland, New Zealand’s largest city. Superb general ophthalmology skills, proficiency in cataract surgery and a subspeciality interest combined with passion and great teamworking skills are essential. A relocation package is on offer for international physicians.
The hospital has 350 beds and offers a full range of medical and surgical services to adults and children of all ages and demographics including a 24 hour emergency department and radiological and pathology support. The catchment area covers over 12600 kilometres spreading over the north west tip of the North Island of New Zealand and is populated by almost 200,000 people with a high Maori demographic, which has specific health problems. The hospital acts as a referral centre for three small provincial hospitals offering basic medical services and in turn, is supported by tertiary hospitals in Auckland.
The hospital is accredited for postgraduate medical training by the Royal Colleges of Australia and New Zealand and participates in medical student teaching for the two medical schools in New Zealand, Auckland and Otago.
You will join a team of ophthalmologists, providing an expert ophthalmology service and will participate in the 1 in 4 on call rota and education of undergraduate and postgraduate medical trainees. You will need to hold or be eligible for vocational registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand and must have a specialist board or fellowship in ophthalmology acceptable for the licence. Typically, qualifications from Australia, New Zealand, UK, Ireland, Canada, USA and Singapore are accepted but others may be too.
Excellent teamworking and communication skills are essential to the successful delivery and improvement of the clinical services.
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
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