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Consultant - Oncoplastic breast surgeon/general surgeon

Capital and Coast DHB (CCDHB) is located centrally in Wellington and has the equivalent of around 4,300 full time staff, making us a major employer in the Wellington region. We are also the leading provider of a number of specialist services, including neurosurgery, oncology, neonatal intensive care, specialised mental health services and support a population of about 900,000 people. Our DHB has an annual budget of more than $1 billion, which we use to deliver health services directly and contract external providers to provide care, such as general practices, rest homes and pharmacists.

Wellington is New Zealand's capital. It is a 'foodies' paradise, cultural art-loving harbour city, and a place you quickly begin to call home. Wellington has been named the best place to live in the world by Deutsche Bank's 2017 study of 47 cities globally ranked. According to Deutsche Bank, it is also officially the city with the world's highest quality of life and has the least pollution of any city ranked.

About the role

We are keen to recruit a dynamic surgeon who is well-skilled in all aspects of oncoplastic breast surgery. General surgery is preferable, but not mandatory.

The successful applicant will be part of a dynamic team providing breast care to people within the Wellington Region. The breast team provides care to both people within the Wellington Region and the central region. We are keen to recruit a dynamic surgeon who is skilled in oncoplastic breast surgery and is able to take part in the general acute roster. You will be joining a friendly, welcoming team who prides itself on clinical excellence and innovation. This role sits within the general surgical service.

The applicant will be responsible for providing consultant services that facilitate the provision of appropriate quality general services to the patients who come under his/her care, and for training of Registrars in accordance with the requirements of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons.

This role joins a service with a total staff of ten consultants, and RMOs. This position reports to the Clinical Leader, General Surgery and Operations Manager, Surgery.


  • Outpatient clinical duties
  • Operating lists
  • Ward rounds
  • Teaching and mentoring

Skills and experience

  • Vocational registration as an oncoplastic breast surgeon
  • Registered as a General Surgeon with the MCNZ
  • Relevant experience
  • FRACS General Surgery or equivalent and be registerable for Vocational Registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand


Capability development is a high priority for CCDHB. Professional development opportunities are a given, as well as the ability to upskill and to take on other roles. People and their skills are highly valued at CCDHB.

Staff benefits include discounts from many companies throughout the region, access to a cost-effective gym including exercise classes and use of two low-cost holiday homes at Taupo.

How to apply

Applications will not be accepted via email. All candidates applying for any of our current vacancies must complete an online CCDHB application form by clicking the 'apply now' button.

Applications close on Wednesday, 31 October 2018.

Please ensure your uploaded CV and cover letter is in either Word or PDF format. For further information on this role, please email and please indicate the vacancy number and job title in the subject line.


General Surgeon for Hawke’s Bay

Ehara taku toa i te toa takitahi. Engari, he toa takitini.

Success is not the work of one, but the work of many.

We are seeking a General Surgeon for Hawke’s Bay who shares our values of He kauanuanu – Respect, Ākina – Improvement, Rāranga te tira – Teamwork and Tauwhiro – Care

This is a unique opportunity for a suitably qualified General Surgeon to join our Surgical team. We are looking for a surgeon who demonstrates a commitment to high quality care, teaching and leadership in the field.

The successful candidate will manage a wide range of General Surgical conditions. Experience in Colorectal practice would be an advantage.

The General and Vascular surgery team is part of a close knit and supportive medical community within the Hawkes Bay DHB. Our team is committed to providing a high quality of care to the Hawkes Bay population. There is a strong collegial attitude and an active commitment to ongoing education.

Hawke's Bay DHB main hospital is situated in Hastings, New Zealand. It is a large secondary level, 400 bed accredited public hospital providing acute and elective care for a region of over 162,000 people. The hospital is a modern facility with a full range of surgical, medical, oncology and radiological services. It boasts a level 2 Intensive Care Unit and an Anaesthetic department capable of handling all major cases. Junior staff support includes both trainee and non trainee General Surgical registrars, and there are clinical nurse specialists for all the major subspecialties including trauma.

We have no doubt that you’ll love everything Hawke’s Bay has to offer; an environment and work/life balance that is second to none. Situated on the east coast of the North Island, you’ll enjoy the stunning climate and beaches; a wide range of sporting and leisure opportunities; art, wine, food and culture. This is your chance to make the most of a fantastic career and lifestyle move.

Applicants must be registered, or eligible for registration, with the New Zealand Medical

Council as a Specialist General Surgeon and a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, or equivalent.

This is a permanent full time (1.0 FTE) position.

Please apply here