Orthopaedic Surgeon

  • Location

    Palmerston North

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    Physician, Orthopaedic Surgeon

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  • Salary:

    $190,000 - 270,000

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  • Published:

    10 months ago

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Role: Orthopaedic Surgeon Consultant

Are you an Orthopaedic Surgeon looking for a new opportunity?

If so then this vacancy might be the one for you. Work in a collegial environment and enjoy the ease of living in a small city with a great region to explore on your down time!

The scope of practice will be general orthopaedic surgery with an interest in a subspecialty which can be Foot and Ankle surgery, Spine surgery or Hand surgery. You will partake in the general on-call roster and will contribute to management of trauma and in the provision of primary knee and hip joint replacement services. If desired, you will also be involved in delivering services in the private sector.

The orthopaedic service is a generalist one with both elective and trauma work undertaken. In particular elective hip and knee replacement surgery and general orthopaedic trauma surgery (predominantly occurring on scheduled day time acute trauma operating lists) will be an essential part of any orthopaedic surgeon’s workload as well as participation in the on call roster.
You will make up a team of 8 Orthopaedic Specialists. There is also a Medical Officer, 6 Registrars (two are on the national training program) and House Officers.
 Applicants must hold FRACS Orthopaedics or equivalent and be eligible for vocational registration in Orthopaedic Surgery with the Medical Council of New Zealand.

The General Hospital

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 universities. It is on a journey of transformational change to establish the organisation as a high performing health system. The transformation involves introducing a system that delivers integrated care by engaging across primary, specialist and community-based service providers to provide better health outcomes for the communities we serve. 

Palmerston North

Palmerston North is a family friendly city where you can enjoy the New Zealand countryside lifestyle without missing out on the advantages of a big city. Housing is more affordable in comparison to the larger metropolitan cities. With a diverse artistic community, Palmerston North is home to a multitude of cultural events, cafes, restaurants and sports activities. Its central place in the lower half of the North Island makes it easy to access the beautiful ski fields 2 hour’s drive north, Wellington 2 hours south, vineyards 2 hours east, wonderful hiking and biking areas 10 min east and the west coast beaches only a 30 minutes’ drive west.


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