Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

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Location: Wellington

Contract: Full time, Fixed term (12 months)


The orthopaedic service provides for the management of major injuries and fractures at Wellington Hospital and treatment of injuries, congenital, infective, degenerative and malignant disorders of the musculoskeletal system at Wellington and Kenepuru Hospitals. 

A regional tertiary service is provided for patients with complex major trauma, revision joint replacement, spinal disorders, scoliosis, paediatric and hand surgery.

This role will support the service by completing hip and knee arthroplasty surgery to patients at both Wellington and Kenepuru hospitals. This position would suit a general orthopaedic surgeon.


  • Provision of acute and elective clinical care and supervision to patients
  • Supervision of patients requiring orthopaedic and fracture treatments in inpatient and outpatient setting
  • Actively participate in relevant orthopaedic service and clinical meetings, quality improvement activities, clinical audit and continuing medical education
  • Assist with the supervision and training of Resident Medical officers
  • Contribute to service and organisational initiatives


  • Vocationally registered in orthopaedic surgery with the Medical Council of New Zealand (MCNZ)
  • Fellowship of the RACS (FRACS) in orthopaedic surgery or equivalent and be able to register for specialist registration with the MCNZ
  • Experience in hip and knee arthroplasty surgery
  • Have a current driver's license


Capital and Coast DHB (CCDHB) is located centrally in Wellington and has over 5,100 full-time equivalent staff, making us one of the major employers in the Wellington region. CCDHB operates two hospitals – Wellington Regional Hospital in Newtown and Kenepuru Hospital in Porirua – as well as the Kapiti Health Centre at Paraparaumu. 

CCDHB provides a range of specialist services including neurosurgery, oncology, neonatal intensive care and community-based services including district nursing, rehabilitation services, social work, alcohol and drug services, and home support services to a population of around 900,000 people.

Here at CCDHB we embrace diversity and welcome applications from people of all gender identities, ages, ethnicities, sexual orientations, disability and religions. A workforce that is diverse and inclusive means that we are better positioned to understand and serve our community.

Wellington is New Zealand’s capital city, a cultural and cosmopolitan epicentre renowned for its vibrant cafés, restaurants, international sporting and cultural events set in a beautiful natural harbour.  With easy access to vineyards in the Wairarapa and beaches on the Kapiti Coast, there’s plenty of opportunity for adventure or simply to relax and unwind.


Applications will not be accepted via email. All candidates applying for any of our current vacancies must complete an online CCDHB application form by clicking the 'Apply Now' button. 

Applications close on 26 April 2019. Please ensure your uploaded CV and cover letter is in either Word or PDF format. For further information on this role, please email and please indicate the vacancy number (SMO19-19) and job title in the subject line.


Ma tini, ma mano, ka rapa te whai

By joining together we will succeed

Fixed Term/Full Time

Job no: SMO19-19

Location: Wellington Hospital

Closing Date: 26 April 2019