Kia hiwa ra! Kia hiwa!


Mō mātou | About us

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

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.

Here in Waitaha, Canterbury we 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.

Mo te tūnga | About the role

We are seeking suitable candidates for a Ophthalmologist position at 0.8 FTE starting From July 2023 (start date flexible)

The Canterbury Eye Service is friendly, helpful and very supportive.  You will be supported to carry out research in the department.  Your salary and benefits will be aligned to the ASMS Senior Medical and Dental Officers Collective Agreement which means your experience will be recognised along with a very generous continuing medical education budget.

Ngā pūkenga me ngā wheako | Skills & Experience

We offer the following:

  • The Eye Department has 11 consultants with VR, glaucoma, paediatric, neuro-ophthalmology, oculoplastics, anterior segment/corneal sub-specialty coverage. We work with a team of experienced nurses, orthoptists, optometrists and ophthalmology assistants.
  • The Canterbury District Health Board serves a population base of 628,600 and is a tertiary referral centre for the greater South Island for our VR services
  • Regular cataract list provided
  • You will be expected to supervise trainees and contribute to the acute eye service

Ideally, we are looking for Ophthalmologist who have an interest in Medical retina and Glaucoma, but this is not essential for the role and other sub-specialty or general interest would be considered.

You will need to be eligible to gain registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand, to find out more please follow this link https://www.mcnz.org.nz/registration/

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.

Email: Amy.Walker@cdhb.health.nz

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 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: 2452652

Location: Christchurch

Closing Date: Apply Now!