Orthopaedic Vacancies

Wairarapa DHB - Locum or Fixed Term Consultants
The DHB has opportunities for for a medium term locum or fixed term arrangement.  Contact Dr Shawn Sturland, Chief Medical Officer, on email: shawn.sturland@wairarapa.dhb.org.nz or phone: 027 223 3543 if you are interested.

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon - MidCentral DHB
The Orthopaedic Department at Palmerston North is looking for an orthopaedic surgeon to join the team. The nature of his/her practice will be general orthopaedic surgery with an interest in a subspecialty. We need a surgeon with an interest in Paediatric orthopaedic surgery but will also welcome someone with an interest in Foot and Ankle surgery, Spine surgery or Hand surgery. You will partake in the general on-call roster and will contribute to management of trauma and in the provision of primary knee and hip joint replacement services to the Manawatu community. If desired, you will also be involved in delivering services in the private sector.

Please contact Gert Starker for more enquiries.

Orthopaedic Registrar (non-training) - Hutt Valley and Wellington
Capital & Coast and Hutt Valley DHBs provide secondary and tertiary surgical services.  They have an opportunity for a non-training registrar.  During your time in this role you will:

  • assess elective patients before surgery, and discuss their management with a consultant
  • perform or assist with acute surgery depending on level of experience
  • attend planned theatre sessions and conduct such surgical procedures as approved/supervised by the consultant
  • complete daily examination of inpatients for whom responsible, ensuring their appropriate management
  • supervise the house-surgeon in the management of patients.

Inquiries to RMO_Recruitment@ccdhb.org.nz or apply online and further information here.    Closing date Sunday 29 March 2020.

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. 

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 Surgeon (Fixed Term) - Southern DHB
Applications are invited from surgeons who have an interest and fellowship experience in one or more of the following:

  • Hip and knee arthroplasty including complex revision surgery
  • Foot and ankle surgery
  • Paediatric Orthopaedics

Select this link to view the job advertisement or visit the DHB website for the full job description and to apply.  Vacancy No. 058384.