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Mō mātou | About us

“Ko ngā tāngata, te mātua mahi - Putting people at the heart of all we do”

When you work for Te Whatu Ora, Health New Zealand you’re part of something very special. We plan, fund and deliver health services to the almost 600,000 people that live in the Canterbury region. We are committed to Te Tiriti o Waitangi and its principles by ensuring our partnership with Māori are at the forefront of all our conversations.

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.

Ko wai koe | About You

Christchurch Hospital is an accredited centre with the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) and the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia (NSA) for advanced training in Neurosurgery. Christchurch Hospital is the major centre for the South Island Neurosurgical Service (SINS) and the second largest unit in New Zealand. We currently work collaboratively with the unit at Dunedin Hospital to provide services to the South Island Region.

Subspecialty groups include Paediatric Neurosurgery, Neurovascular Surgery including Endovascular Neurosurgery, Cranial Base Neurosurgery and Neuromodulation. We have the only interventional neuroradiology service in the South Island of New Zealand.

Ngā pūkenga me ngā wheako | Skills & Experience

We are seeking a Neurosurgeon to join our team on a full-time permanent basis.

Your responsibilities will include outpatient clinics, as well as inpatient and acute/afterhours service on a rostered basis. Outpatient clinics are primarily general neurosurgery but there is an opportunity to develop subspecialty clinics with the agreement of the Clinical Director. All service commitments are based at the Christchurch Hospital campus in central Christchurch.

Subspecialty interest and/or post-fellowship training in neuro-oncology and endoscopic surgery including pituitary surgery preferred. Competence in neuro-oncology, vascular, trauma and spinal surgery including complex spinal surgery is needed for the scope of practice in SINS.

You will be encouraged to qualify for FRACS to assist with training and assessment of RACS Neurosurgery trainees at Christchurch Hospital.

To be considered for this role, you must be eligible to gain registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand A period of supervision may be required for 6-24 months for overseas applicants without FRACS in paid full time employment.

Tono ināianei | Apply now

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

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

Pandemic Vaccination Statement

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 you 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 endeavour to protect others against the potential transmission of Covid-19 as a result of you contracting it in the course of your employment.



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Permanent/Full Time

Job no: CHAN3245552

Location: Christchurch

Closing Date: Apply Now!