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Orthopaedic Surgeon - Wairau Hospital, Blenheim

Te Whatu Ora Nelson Marlborough
New Zealand
Closing date
Oct 25, 2024

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Surgery, Surgery, Orthopedic
Part Time
Position Type
Te Whatu Ora - Health New Zealand, Nelson Marlborough
  • Permanent, part-time 0.7 FTE (56 hours a fortnight)
  • 1:4 on-call allowance
  • Wairau hospital, Blenheim, New Zealand
Nga mohiohio e pa hanga ki tenei mahi (About this position)

The successful candidate will:
  • participate in the Orthopaedic surgery on-call roster
  • be part of the busy contemporary orthopaedic service to provide a wide range of care including acute and elective procedures to patients
  • supervise and participate in teaching of junior medical workforce
  • enjoy working and living in one of New Zealand's most sought-after regions.
Ko wai he kaitono totika? (Who is an appropriate applicant?)

The ideal applicant will:
  • bring their medical expertise and experience to improve health of the population in Marlborough region
  • have the ability to work independently as a specialist in a provincial district
  • hold Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of Surgeon or equivalent
  • be eligible for an Annual Practising Certificate with a vocational scope of Orthopaedic 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!

A matou ropu (About our team)

Te Whatu Ora, Nelson Marlborough is the main health provider for the region serving a population of approximately 150,000. Nearly 3,000 strong, we are the largest employer in the region. Our main locations are Nelson and Wairau Hospitals, but we are spread across the region and service all parts of the community. Our work can be challenging, but we are up for it. We have a great team, and we work hard to make a difference. We value integrity, innovation, respect, and teamwork.

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Nga huanga o tenei 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 pehea ahau e tono ai? (How do I apply?)

For general application enquiries please contact our recruitment team

For role specific information please contact: 
Donna Addidle, Services Manager -, or 
Philip Wraighte, Orthopaedic Surgeon -

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


Applications close: Open until filled.

Te Whatu Ora - Health New Zealand, Nelson Marlborough strongly endorses Te Tiriti o Waitangi.

We believe that to achieve equity in health outcomes for Maori we need a workforce reflective of the population it serves. We strongly encourage applications from candidates who identify as Maori and we recruit for cultural competence.

He waka eke noa. We are all in this together.

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