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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


General Surgery Fellow in Wellington, NZ      

Our opportunities

  • General Surgery Fellow positions
  • Starting 10 December 2018
  • Allocations available at Wellington Regional Hospital

RMO salaries are calculated based on relevant previous years of experience and the average weekly hours of work as set out in the relevant run description. For the current salary bands, please refer to the current Multi-Employer Collective Agreement

Experience and Eligibility

  • Suitable for Resident Medical Officers who are training in General Surgery and have completed their Part 2 Exams by the commencement date
    • Home to the NZ Government, Wellington is a vibrant place to live and work and has repeatedly been voted as New Zealand’s top lifestyle city. Wellington is considered cultural and creative hub of the country and hosts numerous cultural events as well as live theatre, music and festivals. We are renowned for our café culture, nightlife, fantastic restaurants, sparkling harbour, surf spots, amazing views, outdoor activities and close proximity to vineyards ensuring you are never short of activities to do outside of working hours. For more information about living in Wellington, visit the Discover Wellington website
    • As we are a large employer and include a tertiary hospital, there are vast career progression opportunities available due to the high number of Registrar positions and wide range of specialties across the region. We also ensure that formal and informal teaching sessions are available to all of our RMO’s

What’s in it for me?

Our Hospitals and Services

Join our fellow 510 Resident Medical Officers employed by the 3 District Health Boards of the Wellington Region (Capital & Coast, Hutt Valley and Wairarapa DHB’s) to gain leading experience, medical supervision and training.

Currently across the region, we offer run allocations in Plastic Surgery, Cardiothoracic, Vascular, General Surgery, ENT, Neurosurgery, Urology and Orthopaedics. General Surgery covers Colorectal, Endocrine, Breast and Upper-Gastrointestinal surgery. Vascular includes endovascular work and kidney transplants.


Wellington Regional Hospital is a tertiary hospital with modern facilities including a Surgical Assessment and Planning Unit (SAPU) and offers exciting opportunities and top level training. Kenepuru Community Hospital provides predominantly secondary services catering to the communities north of Wellington, including Porirua and Kapiti. 

How to apply?

We will be accepting applications up until mid-June 2018. If you wish to express your interest and you meet the criteria above, please email Andrea Thomson at for more information.



General Surgery Registrar
(non-SET) June 2018
Whangarei Hospital, Northland, New Zealand

Jump start your surgical training and experience with Northland DHB

Learn from the close knit and supportive general surgical department in Northland DHB where you will find the ideal stepping stone to SET training.

 Advance your career learning from highly skilled, genuine caring consultants with access to teaching and training in a department active in research with opportunity for presentations and publications. As a General Surgical Registrar you will work alongside skilled and supportive general surgical, colorectal, upper GI, breast and oncoplastic, melanoma, endocrine and laparoscopic surgeons and have the opportunity to learn

and undertake endoscopy and minor procedure plastics and skin lesion removals.

Why Northland DHB?

At Northland District Health Board, you will gain excellent experience in one of New Zealand’s largest medium sized DHBs where we take great pride in our level of training and education.

Based in sunny Whangarei there is plenty for you and your family and friends to do here without budget breaking rents and traffic jams. World class hikes, forests, beach, surfing and diving spots are right on our doorstep with the Poor Knights a leisurely 30 minute drive from the city centre. While you will be in close proximity to the world renowned Bay of Islands, if entertainment, great restaurants and cafes are sought closer to home the lively, holiday atmosphere of the Whangarei water front provides the perfect range of choice with family friendly parks near by. Steeped in cultural significance you will learn about the indigenous Maori culture of New Zealand through your time in Northland providing you with a unique work experience of both city and rural New Zealand. 

To find out more –

How to apply?
You must have either general registration or be eligible for registration with the New Zealand Medical Council ( Check if you’re eligible here:

Please provide three written references upon applying for this position; the reference template is attached.

Vacancy No: SGR18-002         
Closes: 13 May 2018

For further information, please contact:
Koea Kaka, Recruitment Officer-RMOs
Northland District Health Board,
Whangarei, New Zealand.
Phone: +64 9 430 4101 Ext: 3338.
or visit our website at

 Please apply now.

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People First, Respect, Caring, Communication, Excellence