Specialist Ophthalmologist – Wairau Hospital (2 positions)


  • Two permanent part-time positions available
  • Well-equipped outpatient clinics and surgical facilities
  • Enjoy a great work/life balance in sunny Blenheim

About the role

We are a busy, contemporary, ophthalmology service providing a wide range of general ophthalmology care with a dedicated team of ophthalmologists (with general and specialist training) specialty nurses, orthoptists, optometrists and technicians. Our suites include: OCT, Fields, Photography and Lasers and our operating theatres have modern microscopes and Alcon Centurion Phakoemulsification equipment.

We are looking for two Specialist Ophthalmologists to join our team of four Ophthalmologists.  The positons will be based at Wairau Hospital in Blenheim. The expectation is that you will take part in a 1:6 on call roster.  You will be part of our district-wide service supported by the ophthalmology clinical team at Nelson Hospital.

We have two permanent part-time positions available as follows:

Position 1: working 64 hours/fortnight (0.8FTE)

Position 2: working 48 hours/fortnight (0.6FTE)

Please indicate if you have a preference for either position in your covering letter.

About you

You will be either registered or be eligible for Vocational registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand, and have undertaken postgraduate training in Ophthalmology, obtaining Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of Ophthalmologist (or equivalent). 

You will have excellent communication skills, a commit to client oriented care and quality standards, and will enjoy working in a collaborative and cohesive team.

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About us

Nelson Marlborough Health (NMH) is the main health service provider for New Zealand’s Nelson, Tasman and Marlborough regions, serving nearly 145,000 people across two main hospitals, public health and a range of community services. We provide a great place to work with professional development opportunities, job security, and workplace wellness programmes.

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What we offer 

The salary for these positions will be the range of $161,304 – $240,000 (pro rata per annum), as per the current senior medical and dental officer collective agreement, dependent on skills, experience and gaining full vocational registration in NZ.

You will also have access to 10 days and a $16,000 allowance (pro-rata) to put towards your continued medical education (CME). 

The Marlborough region is known for its relaxed lifestyle and year round dry and sunny days and is the centre of a large wine growing area, adjacent to the Marlborough Sounds and near the Nelson Lakes National Park. The picturesque whale watching town of Kaikoura and Nelson city are only 90 minutes’ drive away. Visit: http://marlboroughnz.com/

How to apply

For role specific information please contact Gillian Champion, Service Manager Surgical Services at gillian.champion@nmdhb.govt.nz. For general application enquiries please contact our recruitment team on vacancies@nmdhb.govt.nz or +64 3 546 1274.

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W19-078

Applications close:  Thursday 30th May 2019 (Unless filled prior)

Permanent/Part Time

Job no: W19-078

Location: Wairau Hospital

Closing Date: Thursday 30th May 2019 (Unless filled prior)