Cardiothoracic Surgeon position at Waikato Hospital

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Cardiothoracic Surgeon (SMO/MOSS)
(1 year fixed term contract)

Applications are invited for the position of Cardiothoracic Surgeon at Waikato Hospital.

We are seeking a surgeon who has completed their cardiothoracic training and has acquired speciality fellowship or its equivalent. They must be experienced in performing routine adult cardiothoracic procedures independently.

Waikato Hospital is a teaching hospital and a major tertiary referral centre providing specialised and emergency healthcare for ~ 900,000 people in the Te Manawa Taki region and Waikato area.

The Waikato Cardiothoracic Unit, the second largest in the country, performs over 650 open heart procedures and around 200 thoracic procedures a year with a broad range of surgical pathologies. The department is affiliated with the University of Auckland with a strong interest in research and clinical trials.

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 the country which offers wonderful opportunities for a family and/or an outdoor enthusiast. Hamilton provides a great lifestyle with a drive time to work generally being 15 minutes or less, there is easy access to a range of outdoor activities like the Whakapapa Ski fields, surfing in Raglan and caving in Waitomo. There are excellent State and Private Schools for children of all ages. Hamilton also has fantastic restaurants and is only 90 minutes’ drive from other cities like Tauranga, Rotorua and Auckland.

The person we are seeking will:

  • Have completed FRACS (Cardiothoracic) or equivalent qualification.
  • Have appropriate skills in Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Have demonstrated leadership ability.

If you are an overseas doctor please visit the Medical Council of New Zealand web site to ensure that your qualifications meet the criteria for registration to practice medicine in New Zealand. The direct link to the self-assessment page is:

Interested parties need to apply online with:

For further information, please email Head of Department – Cardiothoracic Surgery – Mr David McCormack, (+64 021 024 77867)


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