Consultant General Surgeon

Consultant General Surgeon
Permanent, full time

Lifestyle balanced with professional excellence!

We are seeking an enthusiastic Consultant General Surgeon to join our multinational multidisciplinary Department of Surgery in January 2024. Te Whatu Ora – Lakes area includes Rotorua and Taupo Hospitals.

The position involves inpatient, outpatient and surgical work at Rotorua and Taupo Hospitals, both of which have recently had significant upgrades and the addition of new facilities.
Te Whatu Ora – Lakes is a District General Hospital in one of the most spectacular regions of New Zealand. You will have the opportunity to balance rewarding medical practice with an amazing life style.

The beautiful Lakes District of Rotorua and Taupo is well known for its outdoor recreational options including trout fishing, walking tracks, cycling and mountain biking. Lake and river water sports such as boating and kayaking are exceptional. Add this to affordable housing, good schooling and a friendly atmosphere and you have one of the best places in the world to work as a Surgeon.

The Person:
•    A broad range of general surgical skills
•    All specialties will be considered - with a preference for an interest in Breast Subspecialty
•    Hold FRACS or equivalent qualification
•    Hold or be eligible for Vocational Registration with Medical Council of NZ
•    Enjoy teaching – Rotorua is a teaching hospital with 4th, 5th and 6th year medical students

The role:
•    Busy role with a broad variety of general surgery
•    1:8 on call roster
•    Fully staffed Registrar roster including Advanced trainees

The above position comes with an attractive relocation remuneration package and CME allowance for successful permanent appointments.

Check out what Rotorua has to offer:

Salary range: $170,369 - $250,560

Click here for position description

Contact us for further information:

Surgery (Non SET) Registrars

Surgery (Non SET) Registrars - New Zealand: Access to technology, training, lifestyle

Applications open on 12 May and close 9 June 2023
Surgery (Non SET) opportunities all advertised online.

New Zealand: Access to technology, training programmes and lifestyle. Te Whatu Ora – Health New Zealand: where you can advance your career in Surgery in a variety of specialties and regions throughout the country. From Southland to Whangarei, Te Whatu Ora – Health New Zealand has a variety of non-training positions for the 2024 year across all districts, all with something to offer. While some provide regional rural experience, others are major tertiary teaching hospitals.  Don’t miss out on applying and being selected for the 2024 year. Get your application in from 12 May 2023.  

Start dates for Registrars: 29 January 2024  

Every specialty will have their own requirements, such as a run in ED, but all junior doctors (RMOs) will need to be eligible for registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand. Check if you’re eligible here.

Interested? Please complete a job search and apply for opportunities throughout New Zealand online at the following link. 

Each District with opportunities in Surgery will have their advertising on this site.  

TE WHATU ORA – HEALTH NEW ZEALAND: Building the future of health

Consultant General Surgeon - Upper Gastro Intestinal (UGI)

We are looking for a Consultant General Surgeon - Upper Gastro Intestinal (UGI) to join our Te Whatu Ora – Health New Zealand, Capital, Coast, Hutt Valley – Wellington Team.  

We are looking for an experienced in General Surgeon with subspecialty expertise in UGI. They will contribute to the general surgery service, trauma and general acutes and will also support an existing team of experienced surgeons to grow and develop provision of UGI services for our patients. Skills in both open and laparoscopic surgery are essential.

Capital & Coast provides UGI tertiary and acute services to both Wellington and central regional patients. Support is provided to general surgeons within the region. The unit currently has two surgeons (one HPB and one UGI), one CNS role, a Fellow and an RMO team. We manage patients with benign and malignant disease. Our work is driven by faster cancer treatment timeframes. The teams manage work in the operating theatre, endoscopy and clinic settings.  Support to the training of junior medical staff is integral to the roles.

Click the apply now button for further information or send your application directly to us. 

Or email Sandra for further information. 

ENT Specialist

Are you an Otorhinolaryngologist looking for your next opportunity?
Te Pae Hauora o Ruahine o Tararua | MidCentral are looking for an experienced generalist Otorhinolaryngologist to join our team. 
The ideal applicant will have general Otorhinolaryngology experience, ideally with subspecialist interest in Otology and/or Rhinology/Paediatrics. The applicants will support the current consultant team who provide subspecialty Otological and Head and Neck surgery.
The collegial relationships between departments are strong and consultation with other specialists is easy, either formally with multidisciplinary meetings or informally as required. There is an active postgraduate medical society and there are excellent clinical library facilities. The Otorhinolaryngology department currently participates in fortnightly radiology and head and neck MDT meetings and monthly thyroid MDT and pathology meetings. The department hosts a monthly half day regional CDP meeting with Otorhinolaryngologists attending from Whanganui, Taranaki and Hawkes' Bay.
Our team actively encourage work life balance and the MidCentral Region is ideally situated for those who like to work, rest and play – beaches close by, ski fields and wineries just up the road, stunning scenery with loads of hiking tracks including Te Arapuke mountain bike track. Our region also offers excellent schools and a local university. If you would like to know more about MidCentral and our region please click here.

If you are interested in discussing this exciting opportunity, please do not hesitate to reach out for a confidential chat:

Dr Kumar Thangaraj - Medical Lead

Denella Statham - SMO Recruitment Specialist

Or apply here

ENT Surgeon - Permanent 0.7FTE

Te Whatu Ora - Health New Zealand, Nelson Marlborough seeks an experienced Otorhinolaryngologist Surgeon to join our busy ORL Service.   

Permanent, part-time 0.7FTE (56 hours a fortnight)
On-call allowance
District wide cover, Nelson and Blenheim, New Zealand
Ngā mōhiohio e pā ana ki ēnei mahi (About these positions)

The successful candidate will:
deliver quality services to improve health of the population in Nelson - Blenheim region
participate in the ENT roster 1:5 on-call
be part of the busy contemporary ENT services and provide care and treatment for ORL patients with a wide range of ORL conditions
supervise and participate in teaching of junior medical workforce
enjoy working and living in New Zealand's most sought-after regions.

This position is based in Nelson Hospital, however, it requires a district-wide cover across both Nelson and Wairau hospital sites when the service needs require.

Ko wai he kaitono tōtika? (Who is an appropriate applicant?)The ideal applicant will:
bring their medical expertise and experience to secondary care setting
have experience in otolaryngologist general specialist role and skin lesion removal
ability to work independently as an ENT specialist in a provincial district
hold Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (Otolaryngology) or equivalent
be eligible for an Annual Practising Certificate with a vocational scope of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery with the Medical Council of New Zealand
work with others to promote a cohesive team culture of collaborative practice, openness, humour, and respect across disciplines.
Collegiality and collaboration across all disciplines are key to our delivery of a successful service to our patients and our community. If this sounds like the sort of environment that you will thrive in, then we want to hear from you!

Ngā huanga o tēnei mahi (The benefits of this position)
The salary for this position is based on the current Senior Medical and Dental Officer collective agreement dependent on skills, experience, and vocational registration in NZ. Meca | ASMS

In addition to your salary you will:
receive an annual allowance cover your continued medical education expenses (including associated travel and accommodation costs) as well as paid time off to attend events including international conferences.
have access to an employer matched Superannuation contribution of up to 6% of annual earnings.
be reimbursed competitive relocation, accommodation, and car rental expenses (conditions apply).

Me pēhea ahau e tono ai? (How do I apply?)
For general application enquiries please contact our recruitment team on or +64 3 546 1274.

For role specific information please contact Gillian Champion, Surgical Services Manager, or Nicola Hill, Head of Department - Surgical Services,

To apply please follow the link to complete our online application form, 

Applications via email will not be considered.

Please note: All Te Whatu Ora staff are required to have completed primary course of NZ approved Covid-19 vaccinations as you will have direct contact with patients and members of the public.

Applications are open until filled.

ENT Surgeon - Permanent 0.7FTE

District wide cover, Nelson-Marlborough
Permanent, part-time 0.7FTE (56 hours a fortnight)       
On-call when the service needs require

The successful candidate will:
Deliver quality services to improve health of the population in Nelson-Marlborough District.
Participate in the ENT roster 1:5 on-call.
Provide care and treatment for ORL patients with a wide range of ORL conditions

The ideal applicant will:
Have experience in otolaryngologist general specialist role and skin lesion removal.
Hold Fellowship of the Royal Australian New Zealand College (Otolaryngology) or equivalent.
Be eligible for an APC with a vocational scope of Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery with MCNZ.
Salary and work-related expenses based on Meca | ASMS
Allowance including competitive relocation package, accommodation and car expenses, and employer Superannuation contribution.

Te Whatu Ora, Nelson Marlborough is the main health provider for the Nelson- Tasman-Marlborough region. We value integrity, innovation, respect, and teamwork.

To apply
Please refer to our careers site for full details or contact 

For role specific information please contact,
-Gillian Champion, Surgical Services Manager,, or
-Nicola Hill, Head of Department- Surgical Services,

To apply please follow the link to complete our online application form, Applications via email will not be considered.