Plastic Surgeon - Consultant

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    New Zealand

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  • Salary:

    $190,000 - 270,000

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    J 544

  • Published:

    over 1 year ago

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This is an exciting opportunity for a Consultant Plastic Surgeon to join an expanding plastic and reconstructive surgical services team in a regional general hospital serving a population of almost 200,000 people and also to have the opportunity to join a dynamic private practice with an accredited outpatient theatre for local and general anaesthetic sessions.

The hospital provides secondary level services with 24/7 emergency department and full complement of services in general medicine and surgery and subspecialties, paediatrics, obstetrics and gynaecology, psychiatry, radiology, anaesthesia and pathology and is supported by three regional hospitals.  There is a well-developed intensive care unit to support significant surgeries and the critically ill. Hospital services are supported by a helicopter transfer service requiring regional speciality transfer, for example neurosurgery and cardiothoracic surgery.

The plastic team provide core surgical services from the hospital and some operating sessions are also provided at a local private hospital on a rotational basis.  The role expands on the existing service and extends support for other disciplines as well as many opportunities to develop special interests.

The successful applicant will be part of a friendly and dynamic surgical team that prides itself on clinical excellence and innovation.  You will develop strong working relationships with our general surgeons, breast surgeons, head and neck surgeons, orthopaedics, maxillofacial, paediatric, ophthalmology, and oncology teams. There is no on call requirement associated with this role.  

You will have general surgery/plastic registrar and house officer support.  The plastic surgical team also has two experienced GP medical officers with post graduate qualifications in skin surgery that perform triage and local anaesthetic surgeries, predominantly skin cancer.

Active research is ongoing and a strong link with Auckland University is well established with a campus for medical intern students and research links. A formal functional relationship with the Auckland regional plastic surgery unit based at Middlemore Hospital is also encouraged.

Opportunity for an attachment with the regional plastic unit is available subject to negotiation and special interests. Plastic surgical development is strongly supported by the New Zealand Association of Plastic Surgeons and the Regional Plastic Unit at Middlemore Hospital in Auckland approximately 2 hrs away by car.

Ongoing education is encouraged and supported. Continuing medical education allowance is generous. Multi-disciplinary meetings are held weekly with all specialities being involved which allows for a close collegial working environment.  The surgical department has a strong track record with audit and advanced trainee registrar teaching, supervision of house surgeons and medical student teaching. There are a number of active research programs.

The successful applicant should have comprehensive experience and training in plastic and reconstructive surgery and would ideally be a fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, and hold, or be eligible to hold Vocational (Specialist) Registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand. 

The province boasts a subtropical climate and some of the most scenic and exciting coastal areas in New Zealand.  There are opportunities for outdoor activities, including surfing, diving, fishing, hiking and biking. On-site, there is a well-equipped staff gym and an open-air pool. Whangarei itself has all the convenient amenities of a modern, small city but the Auckland metropolis is only two hour's drive away for those special weekend activities.



  • Qualifications: FRACS or equivalent qualification recognised by the Medical Council of New Zealand for vocational registration.
  • License: Vocational Registration or Eligibility for Vocational Registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand
  • Language: fluent English (IELTS Academic Module 7.5 average for non native speakers)


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