Orthopaedic Vacancies

Spinal Fellowship at Middlemore Hospital
This is a short notice opportunity for a Spinal Fellow at Middlemore Hospital available from beginning of February 2020 to end January 2021.  Suitable applicants must have proof of NZ Medical Council registration, or evidence from NZMC that you qualify for NZ registration for an orthopaedic fellowship.  They are unable to consider applications from overseas, non-comparable health systems due to the short timeframe.

Middlemore Hospital has the Regional Spinal Cord Injuries Unit for the upper north island of NZ, with a catchment population of 2.5 million.  Working with experienced orthopaedic spinal surgeons, the successful Fellow will be involved in the care of acute and elective spine patients, including patients admitted through the Regional Acute Spinal Cord Injury pathway.  Fellows will also gain experience in the management of the full range of spinal column injuries.  Exposure to outpatient clinics allows assessment of new spine patients, as well as those requiring follow up.  Elective referrals expose the Fellow to the management of degenerative diseases, infections, inflammatory arthritis, adult scoliosis, tumours and metastatic disease and complex deformity. The Fellow would be intimately involved in the assessment, co-ordination and treatment of patients with spinal cord injuries. 

Interest should be made via email, with an attached CV to Mr Alpesh Patel at Orthopaedics.Generic@middlemore.co.nz

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon - Waikato DHB
A full time permanent position is available for a surgeon with significant experience and Fellowship training in adult spinal surgery and care. You will be joining three existing orthopaedic spine surgeons at Waikato Hospital. The position includes a role in general orthopaedics as well as management of orthopaedic trauma and involvement in outreach clinics. There will be an on-call component to the position.

The Orthopaedic Unit operates with 54 adult beds across 2 wards, plus paediatric beds in a paediatric ward.  The team covers all subspecialties with the exception of paediatric spinal surgery.   Applicants must be suitable qualified Medical Practitioners with an Australasian Fellowship in Orthopaedics or recognised equivalent as well as either registered or eligible for vocational registration with the New Zealand Medical Council.    

Contact Joe Baker, Clinical Director for Spinal Surgery, to discuss the role.  For more information and to apply please visit the Waikato DHB website.

Consultant Orthopaedic Spinal Surgeon - Southern DHB
An 0.8 FTE (32 hours per week plus on call roster) position.  The DHB is seeking an orthopaedic surgeon who should have an interest and fellowship experience in spinal surgery.  The applicant should also be proficient in general orthopaedics and trauma.  View the job advertisement here and visit the DHB website for the full job description and to apply.  Job No. 059595.  Applications close 25 November 2019.

Registrars (2 positions) - Waikato Hospital
From 2019 two 0.5 FTE registrar positions are available at Waikato Hospital.  These are designed to allow continued clinical practice in the field of orthopaedic surgery whilst enabling the registrar to dedicate the remaining time during the week to academic activity.

Academic activity will be supervised by Mr Joe Baker who has a part-time academic appointment.  Successful candidates are encouraged to develop their own ideas.  However, a number of opportunities exist already in the department.  For suitably impactful research additional funding may be sought.

Informal enquiries can be made to Mr Joe Baker.

Orthopaedic Specialist - NZALS Orthopaedic Specialist Hamilton Clinic
The New Zealand Artificial Limb Service (NZALS) is seeking a specialist to be involved in their Hamilton Centre Clinics.  Clinic times may vary depending on demand, however NZALS would look to commit to 1 clinic per week for approx 1 hour.  The specialist will work collaboratively with their team to provide artificial limb clinics, assessments and referrals for amputees.  They could be either an employee of have a Specialist Service Agreement with NZALS.  Contact Sean Gray, NZALS CEO for more information.

Non-Training Orthopaedic Registrar - SCDHB/Timaru
An opportunity for an orthopaedic registrar with wide clinical interests (including hip and knee arthroplasty) who is genuinely seeking a role that will broaden your clinical exposure.  This is a genuinely rare chance for a sole Orthopaedic Registrar to join our team of Orthopaedic Surgeons who are keen to teach, (despite the fact this is not recognised as a formal training post).  View the job advertisement here and visit the DHB website for the full job description and to apply.  Job No. EYAP8136428.

Orthopaedic Surgeon (Locum) - Southern DHB
This is a full-time consultant position until 30 April 2020. Select this link to view the job advertisement or visit the DHB website for the full job description and to apply.  Vacancy No. 058384.