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Capital and Coast DHB Consultant Otolaryngologist

Contact Person: Sandra Tam
Email: sandra.tam@ccdhb.org.nz

Consultant Otolaryngologist/Kaipoka upoko, kakī hoki Mātanga (sub-specialty in head and neck)
About the role
We are looking for a General Otolaryngologist with a sub-specialty training in head and neck to help
provide elective and acute services (as part of the on-call roster). The successful applicant will be a
highly motivated team player and will enjoy a very collegial relationship. The role is based at
Wellington Regional Hospital, however they will be expected to work across the greater Wellington
region in line with a current change to establish a sub-regional ENT service. 
The department currently consists of seven general and subspecialist surgeons who provide a wide
range of service to the greater Wellington region and tertiary level care for the wider region. Current
recruitment to the sub-regional service will see the team increase to 9 surgeons. These include
general otolaryngology, rhinology and anterior skull base surgery, otology, lateral skull base and
acoustic neuroma surgery, cochlear implantation, paediatric otolaryngology and Head and Neck
Surgery. We work in close collaboration with oncology, neurosurgery, plastic surgery, paediatric and
neurosurgery services. Suitable candidates will have opportunities for research.
As a senior medical officer, you will be responsible for providing a high standard of clinical practice
and expertise to the patients under your care. It is essential that you are eligible for vocational
registration (Otolaryngology) with the Medical Council of New Zealand. You will be known by your
peers as someone who is able to work within a multi-disciplinary environment, being able to engage
with a number of different people from various backgrounds. Some undergraduate teaching is
expected as well as supervision and teaching of registrars in the otolaryngology training rotation.
Duties:
 In-patient care
 Theatre
 Outpatients
 On call roster
 Supervision and instruction of junior doctors
Skills and experience:
 Vocationally registered in Otolaryngology with the Medical Council of New Zealand (MCNZ)
 FRACS or equivalent qualification and be able to register for vocational registration with the
MCNZ
 Sub-specialty training in head and neck
 Relevant experience


About the organisation
Capital and Coast DHB (CCDHB) is located centrally in Wellington and has over 6,000 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. 
The Mental Health, Addiction and Intellectual Disability Service (MHAIDS) spans three DHBs -
Wairarapa, Hutt Valley and Capital and Coast DHB’s and includes local, regional, and national
services. The local MHAIDS services are provided from multiple sites within the 3DHB sub-region –
greater Wellington, Hutt Valley and Wairarapa. 
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.

CCDHB is a pro-equity Health Organisation, with a particular focus on Māori and Pacific Peoples and
the Disability Community.
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.
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.


How to apply
Applications close 21 March 2021 and can only be accepted when submitted through our
CCDHB Careers website.
For further information on this role, please email sandra.tam@ccdhb.org.nz and please indicate the
vacancy number (SMO10-21) and job title in the subject line.

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