Locum Orthopaedic Consultant - Arthroplasty
Capital & Coast District Health Board
Porirua, Wellington Hospital, New Zealand
14d ago

Specialist in Orthopaedic Surgery (locum - Arthroplasty)


Capital and Coast DHB (CCDHB) is located centrally inWellington and has the equivalent of around 4,300 full time staff, making us amajor employer in the Wellington region.

We are also the leading provider of anumber of specialist services, including neurosurgery, oncology, neonatalintensive care, specialised mental health services and support a population ofabout 900,000 people.

Our DHB has an annual budget of more than $1 billion,which we use to deliver health services directly and contract externalproviders to provide care, such as general practices, rest homes andpharmacists.

Wellington is New Zealand’scapital. It is a foodies paradise, cultural art-loving harbour city, and aplace you quickly begin to call home.

Wellington has been named the best placeto live in the world by Deutsche Bank’s 2017 study of 47 cities globallyranked. According to Deutsche Bank, it is also officially the city with theworld's highest quality of life and has the least pollution of any city ranked.


Planning a change of scene or sabbatical? An adventure in Wellingtoncould be just what you need. With no on-call requirement, this could be justthe ticket to getting the most out of this great city and the rest of thecountry!

We are looking for Locum Orthopaedic Surgeon to join our highlyregarded team of 13 permanent Orthopaedic Specialists for a fixed termappointment.

We are happy to consider options from 6 to 18 months induration.

The Orthopaedic service provides for the management of major injuries andfractures at Wellington Regional Hospital and treatment of injuries,congenital, infective, degenerative and malignant disorders of themusculoskeletal system at Wellington and Kenepuru Hospitals.

We provide a regionaltertiary service for patients with complex major trauma, revision jointreplacement, spinal disorders, scoliosis, paediatric and hand surgery.

Whilethe role is for a General Orthopaedic Surgeon there will be a focus on hip andknee arthroplasty.

You will pride yourself on providing a high standard of clinical practiceand expertise to the patients under your care. The successful candidate will bea team player and clear communicator, willing to assist with the supervisionand instruction of junior medical staff within the Orthopaedic service.

To be considered for this position you must hold FRACS in Orthopaedics,or equivalent, and hold, or be eligible to hold, Vocational (specialist)Registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand.

CCDHB can assist withMedical Council registration and immigration requirements and can providerelocation assistance for the right candidate.

  • Teamplayer
  • Excellentcommunication skills
  • Specialistqualification in orthopaedic surgery
  • Experienceas a consultant in orthopaedic surgery (arthroplasty)

    Capability development is a high priority for CCDHB.Professional development opportunities are a given, as well as the ability toupskill and to take on other roles.

    People and their skills are highly valuedat CCDHB.

    Staff benefits include discounts from many companiesthroughout the region, access to a cost-effective gym including exerciseclasses and use of two low-


    Applicationswill not be accepted via email. All candidates applying for any of our currentvacancies must complete an online CCDHB application form by clicking the 'ApplyNow' button.

    Applications will be checked as they come in. Please ensure your uploaded CV and cover letter isin either Word or PDF format.

    For further information on this role, pleaseemail maddy.west ccdhb.org.nz andplease indicate the vacancy number (SMO03-18) and job title in the subject line.

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