Lakes District Health Board, New Zealand

Lifestyle balanced with professional excellence!

We are seeking an enthusiastic Consultant General Surgeon to join to join our multinational multidisciplinary Department of Surgery. The Lakes DHB area includes Rotorua and Taupo Hospitals.

The position involves inpatient, outpatient and surgical work at Rotorua and Taupo Hospitals, both of which have recently had significant upgrades and the addition of new facilities.

Rotorua Hospital is a District General Hospital in one of the most spectacular regions of New Zealand. You will have the opportunity to balance rewarding medical practice with an amazing life style.

The beautiful Lakes District of Rotorua and Taupo is well known for its outdoor recreational options including trout fishing, walking tracks, cycling and mountain biking. Lake and river water sports such as boating and kayaking are exceptional. Add this to affordable housing, good schooling and a friendly atmosphere and you have one of the best places in the world to work as a Surgeon.

The Person:

A broad range of general surgical skills

Must be proficient in both upper and lower GI Endoscopy

Interest in Upper GI Surgery is a benefit but not essential

Hold FRACS or equivalent qualification

Hold or be eligible for Vocational Registration with Medical Council of NZ

Enjoy teaching – Rotorua is a teaching hospital with 4th, 5th and 6th year medical students


The role:

Busy role with a broad variety of general surgery

1:7 on call roster

Fully staffed Registrar roster including Advanced trainees

The above position comes with an attractive relocation remuneration package and CME allowance for successful permanent appointments.

Check out what Rotorua has to offer:

Contact us for further information: Carleen Dahya, Medical Staff Recruiter or Mr David Vernon, Head of Department  or visit

As per the requirements of the Vulnerable Children Act 2014 all new employees will be required to be Safety Checked

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