Ophthalmologist with Vitreo Retinal Surgery skills

  • Location

    Palmerston North

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    Physician, Ophthalmologist

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  • Salary:

    NZ$ 190,000 - 270,000

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  • Published:

    28 days ago

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This is a full time permanent ophthalmologist role in a regional general hospital ophthalmology department 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.

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.

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

Key Duties

  • provision of ophthalmology services to in patients and out patients
  • supervision of registrars and teaching of University of Otago Medical School Trainee Interns.
  • provide advice to Operations Lead, on Ophthalmology management matters and professional standards of practice.



  • FRNZCO or equivalent specialist board certification / fellowship (FRCOph / CCT, American Board of ophthalmology, FRCPC accepted)
  • Eligible for vocational registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand in Ophthalmology
  • You should have broad based general ophthalmology skills and vitreo retinal surgical skills would be strongly appreciated.
  • Excellent communication and time management skills




  • salary NZ$ 190,000 - 270,000 pa basic
  • pension benefits
  • medical practice costs reimbursed
  • 6 weeks annual leave




  • A major university city in the North island of New Zealand, the home of  Massey University
  • 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.
  • 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 position, please forward your CV for immediate consideration.
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