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Consultant Ophthalmologist (Glaucoma) - Wellington, NZ

Location:  Wellington Regional Hospital, Kenepuru Hospital and Hutt Hospital

Contract:  Permanent, part time 32 hours p/w

Salary:      As per ASMS SECA

We are looking for a Consultant Ophthalmologist to provide both acute and elective care to patients with complex glaucoma eye disease.

Specific services will include operating and clinic sessions as well as participation in service and clinical meetings and contribution in quality improvement activities, clinical audit activities and continuing medical education.

Consultant ophthalmologist services are provided in both OPD clinic and theatre setting. There is a large component of teaching and supporting nurses and allied health staff. Supervision and training of RMOs is an important aspect of the role.

Mō tō mātou rōpū – About our team

The Ophthalmology Department provides a secondary and tertiary ophthalmic service for the Wellington region, including Kapiti, Hutt Valley and Wairarapa.  Tertiary services are also provided for the lower North Island and upper South Island.  The main outpatient department and inpatient beds are based at Wellington Regional Hospital with some services provided at Kenepuru Hospital.

Outpatient clinics provide comprehensive ophthalmic assessment on a referral basis from medical practitioners, public health vision screening technicians and optometrists.  A 24-hour acute service is provided at Wellington Regional Hospital.  Most ocular surgery is now carried out on a day case basis.

The service collaborates with other hospital services including Neurosurgery, Neurology, Intensive Care Unit, Oncology and Hutt Hospital’s Plastic Surgical Department.

Moū – About you

  • Vocationally registered in Ophthalmology with the Medical Council of New Zealand (MCNZ)

  • FRANZCO or equivalent to be able to register for vocational registration with the MCNZ

  • Work in collaboration with multidisciplinary team

  • Able to provide consistently high standards of medical care

  • Relevant experience and training

  • Specialist training in Glaucoma management

  • Participating in general on-call roster

Me pēhea te tuku tono - How to apply

For further information on this role and to apply please click here or email and indicate the job title (Consultant Ophthalmologist - Glaucoma) and vacancy number (SMO42-24) in the subject line.
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Wellington, WLG, New Zealand
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Closing date: 01/08/2024

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