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Specialist Neurosurgeon

Waikato Hospital

Neurosurgery Department

Full time

Job Number: WAI00481

A Consultant Neurosurgeon post is available (by early 2017) in our neurosurgical department which serves a population of about 900,000.

Waikato hospital is a tertiary, teaching hospital attached to Waikato University / Auckland Medical School located in the city of Hamilton which is in North Island of New Zealand.

The Regional Neurosurgical department has been accredited by the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons as Training unit from 2017 onwards. It consists of a modern clinic facility for outpatients, 15 bedded dedicated Neurosurgery ward, a modern dedicated neurosurgical theatre and a separate shared hybrid endovascular theatre suite facility is available. Two CT and two MRI scanners, as well as an Interventional Neuro-radiology suite with monoplane & biplane equipment are available. About 800 neurosurgical procedures are performed in this unit in a year. All elective and emergency neurosurgical procedures are performed on site with an exception of elective paediatric neurosurgery and functional neurosurgery.

The present neurosurgical team consists of 4 consultants, 4 registrars (1 Australasian trainee and 3 dedicated Registrars) and one house officer. There is a fully equipped dedicated neurosurgical operating theatre with separate dedicated Neurosurgical theatre staff and neuro-anaesthetic teams for elective and emergency work. A modern Intensive Care Unit & High Dependency Unit with various facilities is available in the hospital. Outpatient clinics for neurosurgical patients are conducted at Waikato Hospital, Tauranga Hospital and Gisborne Hospital.

The appointed candidate will be involved in the various neurosurgical procedures performed in this unit which include general neurosurgery, trauma, spinal disorders, endoscopic procedures, neurovascular surgical & endovascular procedures. Weekly neurosurgery teaching programme with access to a modern library facility in the hospital is available. The department has an excellent record of career advancement in neurosurgery.

The applicants should have FRACS Neurosurgery or equivalent qualifications that are eligible for vocational registration with the New Zealand Medical Council as a Specialist Neurosurgeon. Candidate with and additional Neuro endovascular experience will also be considered for this position.

For further information, please contact Mr. Zakier Hussain MCh, FRCS(SN), MSc(INR), FRACS -
email: Zakier.hussain@waikatodhb.health.nz

For further information and to apply please visit our website www.waikatodhb.health.nz/jobs 

or phone 00647 839 8949.

Please quote position number when applying.

Closing date:  Open until filled

Last Updated: 23 February 2017