Ophthalmologist – Glaucoma, Vitreo-Retinal and/or Medical Retina

Christchurch (Locality), Canterbury (NZ)
27 Sep 2019
25 Oct 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Our Purpose

The Canterbury District Health Board systematically plan, fund and deliver care to almost 600,000 people that live in the Canterbury region. The Canterbury Health System is a world leader in the delivery of integrated health care. Our main focus is placing people (staff and patients alike) at the centre of everything we do.

The Team

Our Ophthalmology service is the tertiary referral service for the top half of the South Island, servicing a population of around 1,000,000.

We have a dedicated intravitreal service with an integrated and streamlined injection service. Both the VR and Medical Retinal service is supported by existing VR and Medical Retina Specialists, 'state of the art' diagnostic equipment and trained technical personnel. A comprehensive Ouclo-Immunology service is delivered in conjunction with the Immunology Department and the Canterbury Diabetic Retinopathy Screening service dovetails into the department.

The Glaucoma service has an existing Glaucoma Specialist and the department is fully equipped with modern diagnostic equipment, regular anaesthetic supported operating lists and an engaged management team keen to embrace new technologies.

The roles

We are seeking Ophthalmologists to join us on a permanent basis. We are specifically seeking candidates with a subspecialty in vitreo-retinal and/or medical retina and glaucoma.

With two Vitreo-Retinal Specialists, one Medical Retinal Specialist and a plan to introduce a VR Fellow, we would welcome applicants with a medical retinal and/or vitreo-retinal sub-specialty interest.

On-call commitments would be part of a general or vitreo-retinal roster depending on sub-specialty experience. In this role there would be an expectation that the VR Specialist would contribute to the medical retina service so an interest in and experience in medical retina would be an advantage.

We have a team of trained optometrists and technical staff working to support the Glaucoma team with shared care and a collaborative approach with referring optometrists. The successful candidate would also be part of the general on-call roster.

Applicants with a research interest would be well supported with collaboration with the University already in place although this is not a requirement for the position.

To be considered for these roles you will need to be eligible to gain registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand.

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 Canterbury District Health Board, our people enjoy access to, flexible working arrangements and a genuine and ongoing focus on career development.

We hope you'll seriously consider joining us, but if this role isn't a good fit for you, please share this opportunity with people in your personal networks.

Apply online, or to find out more information, please contact Tracey Sutherland - Recruitment Specialist.

Email: Tracey.Sutherland@cdhb.health.nz

Your application will be reviewed and progressed as soon as possible.

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