Plastic Surgery Specialist (Relocate to NZ)

Job description

Where you’ll be working: Waikato Hospital, Hamilton, New Zealand

The details: Full time or near full time

Waikato Hospital (New Zealand) is a tertiary referral and teaching centre providing a wide range of plastic services including Head and neck ablative, reconstructive surgery, cleft palate and burns for the Midland Region (860,000 people). The department supports 5 regional secondary care and four satellite hospitals.

The successful applicant will join a well-established and dynamic team of 8 SMO and three MOSS .

We invite applications to the position of Specialist Plastic Surgeon at Waikato Hospital, Hamilton. The team of existing SMOs are looking to expand the department to fit with projected service requirements, and welcome applications from those eligible for vocational registration in the specialty. All sub-specialty interests will be considered. Desirable experience includes head & neck ablative & reconstructive surgery, plus applicants with an interest in leadership roles. This is a full-time or near-full-time position.

This role offers the right candidate a hugely varied and interesting career with the opportunity to innovate and develop as a leader combined with the opportunity to live in a beautiful part of New Zealand. Waikato region offers wonderful opportunities for a family and outdoor enthusiasts.

Why us:

Waikato Hospital in Hamilton is one of New Zealand’s largest tertiary, teaching hospitals with over 600 inpatient beds and 22 operating theatres. Clinical specialities include Women’s and Children Services, Cardiology / Cardiothoracic Surgery, Oncology and Haematology, Surgical services, and Mental Health and Addiction. Waikato Hospital is the Midland regional referral centre for multiple specialties including trauma surgery, oncology, and neurology.

We are a values based and inclusive organisation that is committed to deliver the best health outcomes for our total population. To do this we are working hard to develop a robust and capable workforce that reflects the population we serve. We strongly encourage applicants from all backgrounds with the necessary capability and who share our values to apply and would greatly value seeing more applicants from our Māori communities.


Te Whatu Ora – Health New Zealand, Waikato Health & Safety has a policy that includes ensuring that you comply with the Health Order announced 11 October 2021 and with the Vaccine Preventable Diseases for Employees policy. The policy prescribes the required vaccinations including COVID19 for all employees of Te Whatu Ora – Health New Zealand, Waikato. COVID-19 vaccinations are mandatory before you commence employment.

Your application:

Please apply directly online, and to review the position description.

Applications are not able to be accepted via email.

For more detail please click the 'Apply' button to be directed to further contact details.

Application closing date: 10 October 2022

_ Te Whatu Ora – Health New Zealand Waikato Values_

Theme “People at Heart” – Te iwi Ngakaunui

  • Give and earn respect - Whakamana
  • Listen to me; talk to me – Whakarongo
  • Fair play – Mauri Pai
  • Growing the good – Whakapakari
  • Stronger together – Kotahitanga

Job Type: Full-time


  • Monday to Friday

NeonLogic NZ for Te Whatu Ora Waikato