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Consultant ORL Specialist 1.0 FTE

Hauora Tairawhiti (Gisborne) | Posted 11-01-2021

Gisborne (Environment and Agriculture)

  • Closes 10 Feb 2021
  • Posted 12 Jan 2021

ORL Surgeon


We are seeking a Specialist ORL Surgeon 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 a small team which works collaboratively and with innovation, ensuring the provision of high quality care to all our patients.


The Department provides General ORL and Head and Neck services with the occasional visiting sub-specialist and superb back up from a tertiary centre. The Department is supported by an ear nurse service, onsite audiology services and a speech and language service.

The team currently consist of 2.0 FTE consultant staff and sees an annual total of approximately 2000 patients of which 2/3 are general ORL and 1/3 head and neck surgery. On average 500 surgeries are completed per annum.

You will be expected to contribute to all Departmental QA activities. Your working week will be split into 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 ORL or be an overseas trained ORL surgeon eligible for MCNZ Provisional Vocational registration in the Scope of Practice of ORL 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 ORL Surgeon. 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 31 January 2021 via the Hauora Tairāwhiti Careers website will be considered. For further information on this role, please email Mr Julian Avisenis at or Lynsey Bartlett at and please indicate the vacancy number (HAU00412) and job title in the subject line.

Position Description | ORL

Reference HAU00412
Location(s) Gisborne
Work type(s) Hauora Tairawhiti (Gisborne)