Registrar Ophthalmologist

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    New Zealand

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    about 3 years ago

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A Registrar in Opthalmology is sought for a role in a regional hospital in New Zealand's North Island from May 2019. The hospital opthalmology service has a braod scope with surgeons with special interests in Paediatric Ophthalmology, Anterior Segment and Medical retina, and a truly general ophthalmology clinic setup. With the exception of Vitreo-retinal procedures, surgical management of most eye conditions is performed.

The training program includes weekly teaching including journal club and teaching for registrars, audits and regular M&M meetings are held and you will be encouraged to take part in the teaching program. You will be closely supervised and supported in clinics and theatres in the acute and elective settings.

There are four Consultant Ophthalmologists providing a wide range of elective and acute services and the hospital offers a general ophthalmology experience which is only available in a district hospital setting. There is a very high incidence of skin cancers including basal cell carcinoma and you will get broad experience of lid surgery. Diabetes is extremely common , and you will gain experience of laser and intravitreal injections in the management of this, and of ARMD.Ultrasound and OCT available, and Pascal and YAG lasers.

As the sole ophthalmic registrar you will gain much experience, and there is the opportunity for extensive on the job teaching from the consultant staff with whom you will work in a one on one situation. On call with a consultant cover you will get experience of acute ophthalmology with the opportunity for experience of Ophthalmic Trauma being invaluable in a rural setting.

The hospital where the role is based is a secondary base hospital providing a wide range of services including ED, medical specialties, ICU, ENT, O&G, Paediatrics and Psychiatry.


Key Duties:

  • Provide competent, timely and thorough medical assessment and treatment of persons presenting or referred for assessment.
  • Manage in patients and out patients.
  • Perform surgical procedures 
  • Meet current standards of professional practice recommended by the Medical Council of New Zealand the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists (RANZCO)
  • Enrol in, and meet the professional development criteria of RANZCO.
  • Contribute to service quality assurance by participating in clinical audits, case reviews and incident review processes
  • Provide teaching to other staff in the course of clinical work and at formal teaching sessions.
  • Include the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi within all aspects of the role and its outcomes
  • Observe and promote safe work practices, rules and instructions relating to work, and be pro-active in hazard management


  • Qualifications: Medical Degree and experience in ophthalmology
  • License: General Registration or Eligibility for General 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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