Orthopaedic Surgeon (sub-specialty interest in spine)


  • Permanent (0.8FTE – 64 hours a fortnight)
  • Opportunity to live and work in one of New Zealand’s most sought after regions

About our organisation

Nelson Marlborough Health is the main funder and provider of health services in the Nelson, Tasman and Marlborough regions. Our vision is that all people live well, get well, stay well. Kaiao te tini, ka ora te mano, ka noho ora te nuinga. We service a population of around 145,000 from two main hospitals, Nelson and Blenheim, at the top of the South Island. Both sites are known for their collegial support within and across specialties. 

Find out more about Nelson Marlborough Health and Careers at Nelson Marlborough Health 

About the role

The population growth in the Nelson Marlborough region and the development of the hospitals to meet that growth provides opportunities to explore regional service development and private practice. 

You’ll be joining a proactive team of 5 other orthopaedic surgeons based in Nelson (with close links to a further 4 orthopaedic surgeons based at Wairau Hospital, in Blenheim). The roster is a 1:6 on call with excellent conditions and generous allowances, including continuing medical education. Nelson hospital provides all the major specialties, with specialised orthopaedics provided by visiting specialists from other DHBs.

Although based in Nelson this position is appointed across Nelson Marlborough district and there may be the requirement to provide services at Wairau Hospital on occasions.  

About you

You will be a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Orthopaedics, or have an equivalent specialist qualification, and be eligible for vocational registration in NZ. You will be competent over the range of orthopaedic elective and trauma surgery, and ideally have an interest in spinal skillset.  

What we offer

Come live and work in one of New Zealand’s top lifestyle destinations alongside a motivated and collegial team of skilled medical professionals.

Nelson offers abundant sunshine and outstanding scenery with a variety of beaches, rivers and national parks. World renowned wineries and craft breweries are at your doorstep in an area rich in art and culture. There are also many excellent schools and facilities for families. For more information on the Nelson/Tasman region visit www.nelsonnz.com

How to apply

For role specific information please contact Gillian Champion – Service Manager on Gillian.Champion@nmdhb.govt.nz or 027 836 7144. For general enquiries please contact our recruitment team on vacancies@nmdhb.govt.nz or 03 546 1274.

Keen to apply now, it’s easy. If you are on our careers page click apply now or please follow the link to our careers page and fill in our online application https://nmdhb.careercentre.net.nz/Job/Orthopaedic-Surgeon-with-subspecialty-interest-in-spine-/Nelson/14002

N18/397 

Applications Close: Thursday, 18 October 

Permanent/Part Time

Job no: N18/397

Location: Nelson

Closing Date: Thursday, 18 October 2018