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Orthopaedic Consultant - General, Trauma, Shoulder Arthroplasty, and Upper Limb

Orthopaedic Consultant - General, Trauma, Shoulder Arthroplasty, and Upper Limb

  • Southland Hospital
  • Part Time Permanent (0.8 FTE negotiable to 1.0 FTE)
  • Southern District Health Board


About Southern District Health Board

Welcome to Southern DHB! Our DHB covers the largest geographical catchment amongst all the DHB’s in New Zealand. We proudly strive to provide top quality healthcare to our diverse patient population, and we are now growing! We are looking for an Orthopaedic Consultant with experience in general Orthopaedics, trauma and upper limb who is willing to influence, lead change within the department and bring their passion and commitment for acute, elective and outpatients care to the fore. 


About the Role

Southland Hospital’s Orthopaedic team is currently staffed by six surgeons. We provide care for a population of over 136,000 in the lower South Island.  Although our catchment area provides us with unique challenges, we offer an enormous scope in the variety of work available to our talented professionals.  We are proud of our state-of-the-art hospital, which was newly constructed in 2004 and has PACS digital radiology, MRI, CT, and the iSOFT patient management system.  Every Wednesday morning there is dedicated time given to a Registrar teaching session, Journal Club, formal handover of Call, and radiology review of discussion cases as well as Elective and Acute Trauma work.  The position also benefits from involvement with medical and nursing student training, participation in research and many more opportunities! 


Our tight knit team values the importance of creating a work environment that is welcoming, safe, equitable and inclusive; therefore, it is key for you to have a sound understanding of and commitment to multi-cultural living and family/whanau principles. These core values align with our work and life practices and team well-being. Duties include supervision of acute operating lists, leading ward rounds, undertaking clinical procedures, involvement in audit, teaching, undertaking research and participating in continuing professional development. However, life is for living and Southland is an amazing place to live; culturally and professionally you are well support to enable the achievement of good work/life balance. 


About You

You will need to be a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons or an equivalent qualification (RCS, RCCS, ABOS), and eligible to be awarded specialist vocational registration with the New Zealand Medical Council. 


About Invercargill

Located in the lower South Island, Southland District offers a wide range of recreational activities.  It is home to two of New Zealand’s national parks offering opportunities for tramping, internationally acclaimed fishing, and a wide range of outdoor pursuits.  As hub of outdoor recreation, fine dining and exemplary accommodation, Queenstown is only two hours away; and four ski fields are within easy driving distance.  Recognised as an ideal place to raise a family, Invercargill is a modern city offering access to outstanding leisure pursuits and a caring, safe community.  The city also has superb facilities such as an indoor velodrome and sporting complex, excellent schools, and an enterprising, innovative tertiary education provider, where free fees exist. 


To Apply:
We only accept online applications.  Please apply via our website: www.southerndhb.govt.nz/careers/


We will be screening applications before the closing date to ensure we can start interviewing once the role closes on 10 Dec 2021 but this may be closed earlier.


For further information please contact, Agatha Chen, Recruitment Advisor – Senior Medical Officers, Phone: +64 3 470 9604 or email: agatha.chen@southerndhb.govt.nz


COVID Vaccination Requirements

Following the update to COVID-19 Public Health Response (Vaccinations) Order 2021, to be employed with Southern DHB you will be required to be fully vaccinated as a health care worker.  If you have already been fully vaccinated you will need to provide proof of this to Occupational Health staff.  If you are not yet fully vaccinated you must make arrangements to undertake your first vaccination no later than the 15 November 2021 and be fully vaccinated, as required by the Order, by 1 January 2022. 


Pre-Employment checks
In the interests of protecting our people and our patients, all appointments will be subject to:

  • Occupational Health Assessment
  • Police Vetting / Ministry of Justice safety checks
  • Serious misconduct checks (previous Public Service departments and statutory Crown entities only)

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