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Consultant Ophthalmologist, Ophthalmology (Fixed Term)

Tairawhiti District Health Board | Posted 5-01-2021

Gisborne (Environment and Agriculture)

Consultant Ophthalmologist, Ophthalmology (Fixed Term) Vacancy No: HAU00551


We are seeking a Specialist Ophthalmologist for Hauora Tairawhiti who shares our values of Whakarangatira
– enrich, Awhi – support, Kotahitanga – togetherness and Aroha – compassion & empathy, we care for
people and people want to be cared for by us. You will be an integral part of the small team of who work
collaboratively and with innovation, ensuring they provide high quality care to all our patients.

The Department provides general/ophthalmic services with the occasional visiting sub-specialist and superb
back up from a tertiary centre. The Department is equipped with a brand new phako machine and the usual
imaging and laser technologies, Zeiss Clarus, pentacam, OCT, argon/YAG/SLT laser etc. We provide a visiting
orthoptist and botox clinic. The Department is active in research (both university based and Matai Lab) and
teaching and there is a first year Ophthalmology Registrar employed.

You will be expected to contribute to all Departmental QA activities. Your working week will be split 70%
clinical and 30% non-clinical time and you will be expected to participate in the on-call roster.

Candidates applying for this position will need to have;

  • Medical Council of New Zealand (MCNZ) Vocational registration in the Scope of Practice of Ophthalmology or be an overseas trained Ophthalmologist eligible for MCNZ Provisional Vocational registration in the Scope of Practice of Ophthalmology or be eligible for
  • Medical Council of New Zealand Special Purpose Scope of Practice – locum tenens registration

Patients in Tairāwhiti are chronically underserved and qualified medical professionals have a fantastic
opportunity to make a real difference in this community while enjoying an excellent work life balance in a
beautiful coastal setting. Gisborne Hospital is the base hospital for the wide geographical area, Tairāwhiti,
extending up the East Cape of New Zealand, creating enormous scope and variety in the work available to an
enthusiastic and skilled Ophthalmologist. Recognised as an ideal place to raise a family, Gisborne is a relaxed
city offering access to outstanding leisure pursuits and a caring, safe community. The city has superb outdoor
facilities, golden beaches, a warm climate and a vibrant local economy based on wineries, agriculture, surfing,
and tourism.

Only applications received before 22 January 2021 via the Hauora Tairāwhiti Careers website will be considered.
For further information on this role, please email Graham Wilson, FRANZCO at Graham.Wilson@tdh, or
Lynsey Bartlett at and please indicate the vacancy number (HAU00551) and job title
in the subject line.

Position Description | Ophthalmologist

Closing Date: 31/Jan/21, 4:59:00 AM