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Plastic Surgeon (Fixed Term) – Te Whatu Ora Waitaha Canterbury

  • Posted: Tuesday 17 January, 2023

Kia hiwa ra! Kia hiwa!

Mō mātou – About us

Te Whatu Ora, Health New Zealand, leads the day-to-day running of our health system across New Zealand, with functions delivered at local, district, regional and national levels. It weaves the functions of the 20 former District Health Boards into its regional divisions and district offices, ensuring continuity of services in the health system.

The Plastic and Reconstructive Department at Christchurch Hospital provides a complete range of secondary and tertiary services for paediatric and adult patients, both acute and elective for the Canterbury and West Coast regions. Acute hand call is shared with the Department of Orthopaedics.

The Department is one of three regional burn units and is the Regional Burn Unit for the South Island.

We are an accredited training centre for the Royal Australian College of Surgeons for Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and have a complement of both SET training and non-training registrars within our service.

Mō te tūnga – About the role

We are looking for a full-time Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon to join us on a two-year fixed-term contract starting January 2023.

To be considered for this position, you will need a qualification recognised for Vocational Registration by the Medical Council of New Zealand.

You will be expected to partake in the general duties of the department to fulfil service requirements which includes outpatients and skin lesion clinics, elective and acute theatre sessions and Surgeon of the Day. An on-call component of this role is yet to be determined.

Ngā pūkenga me ngā wheako – Skills and Experience

You will need to be eligible to gain registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand, to find out more please follow this link:

Our Culture – What matters to us

Ko ngā tāngata, te mātua mahi – Putting people at the heart of all we do.

Health is ultimately all about people. What’s important around here is the way we care for and respect others, the responsibility taken for delivering outcomes, and going about our work with integrity.

Belonging Here

Being part of the Te Whatu Ora, Health New Zealand, our people enjoy access to, flexible working arrangements and a genuine and ongoing focus on career development.

Te Whatu Ora, Health New Zealand believes that diversity and inclusion is key to ensure we deliver the best care for our diverse population. As an organisation we are inclusive and equal opportunity employer that welcomes and respects everyone.

Tono ināianei – Apply now

Apply online, or to find out more information, please contact Amy Walker – Recruitment Specialist.


Please note that applications made via an agency will not be considered.

The Future of the Health Industry

The role that you are applying for is one that may only be performed by a person who has been vaccinated against Covid-19. It is therefore a condition of this application that you are vaccinated against Covid-19. This vaccination requirement includes gaining Booster Doses required to perform your role under the Health Order. As a person working in the health and disability sector you will come into contact with a large number of people, some of whom may be vulnerable. Without a vaccine, there is the risk that you may contract Covid-19. The requirement to be vaccinated is to keep you safe and also to endeavor to protect others against the potential transmission of Covid-19 as a result of you contracting it in the course of your employment.

Nau mai, haere mai, tauti mai!