Surgical Registrars - starting 11 December 2017

Permanent/Full Time

  • Surgical Registrars starting 11 December 2017
  • Suitable for PGY3 and above
  • Allocations available at Wellington and Hutt Hospital

Applications are sought from Resident Medical Officers (2yrs+ post-graduation) for Surgical Registrar positions at Capital & Coast District Health Board, Hutt Valley District Health Board and Wairarapa District Health Board – starting 11 December 2017

Applications are invited for positions, with allocations decided by the Appointments and Allocations Committee, taking any stated preferences in your cover letter into account. Please note that this service operates across multiple hospitals, including Wellington Regional, Hutt Valley and Masterton Hospitals. Therefore, allocations may include rotations to these sites. 

From December 2017, run allocations are available in Plastic Surgery, Cardiothoracic, Vascular, General Surgery and Orthopaedics. General Surgery covers Colorectal, Endocrine, Breast and Upper-Gastrointestinal surgery. Vascular includes endovascular work and kidney transplants.


Provides secondary and tertiary surgical services across two of its three hospitals. It serves a local population of 296,000 and provides tertiary surgical services to a regional population of over 1 million.

Wellington Regional Hospital is a tertiary hospital with modern facilities including a Surgical Assessment and Planning Unit (SAPU) and offers exciting opportunities and top level training. Kenepuru Community Hospital provides predominantly secondary services catering to the communities north of Wellington, including Porirua and Kapiti.


Hutt Hospital provides specialist regional services in plastic and maxillofacial surgery. The Hospital employs approximately 1500 staff and currently has around 270 beds with plans to increase this further. The surgical allocation is split between 27 general surgical and gynaecology beds, 22 orthopaedic and 27 plastic surgery beds.

You will be asked to provide the contact details for 3 referees as part of your application. We will contact them directly following your application, prompting them to complete a reference for you. Of these provided referees, we ask that you provide one who is either a Head of Department or Supervisor of Training and should be from your current or most recent employer. We would strongly recommend that you advise your referee shortly after submitting your application so they are aware they will be contacted.

All candidates must be eligible for general or provisional general registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand. Information on the process of application for this can be found on their website at You will need to be a NZ or Australian citizen or resident, or have an appropriate visa to be allowed to live and work in NZ. The immigration NZ website can be found at

All candidates applying for any of our current vacancies must complete an online application to be considered for these positions. Applications should be made via the online application form on our careers website at Please address your cover letter to the RMO Unit at Wellington Hospital and include your career goals and reasons for wanting to come here. Emailed applications will not be accepted.

Should you have any difficulties or have any questions about the application form or the recruitment process, please do not hesitate to contact Andrea Thomson at quoting the vacancy reference number and job title in the subject.

Location: Hutt Valley, Wellington Hospital

Closing Date: Sunday, 24 September 2017

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Job no: RDI_029_17