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  • Advert number: 306954-0
  • Posted Date: 05/07/12
  • Closing Date: 13/08/12

Canterbury District Health Board

Consultant Neurosurgeon

Christchurch, New Zealand
Permanent or Locum, Full-time
Vacancy 40234. Closing 13/08/12

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The South Island Regional Neurosurgical Service was established in 2011 and functions as a single service, delivered from two sites, these being Christchurch and Dunedin. Our Christchurch Neurosurgical Unit has four neurosurgeons and is an accredited training unit for Neurosurgery by the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons and the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia. Supporting the growth and development of the South Island Regional Neurosurgical Service we have a vacancy for a fifth neurosurgeon.

After some tough times, recovery is the name of the game for Christchurch and our central city plan is about enhancing community life with more green spaces and contemporary architecture. We are very excited about what our future holds but realise that this may not be for everyone. This is why even though ideally we are seeking someone who is looking for a permanent position we are also keen to hear from applicants who may be interested in a locum role. You would have the rare opportunity to work and contribute to a community that has a unified stance and resilience that will see them through this period of renaissance.

After working with us for a while we are confident you’ll be tempted to extend your stay… others have!

Our unit provides a wide range of general neurosurgery, paediatric neurosurgery, skull base surgery, pituitary surgery, complex spinal surgery and a full neuroendovascular/ neurointerventional service. It has a close association with the Department of Neurology and there is also a full range of supporting specialities and services.

You would be involved in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and there would be ample opportunity to also develop an academic component and research in conjunction with the Christchurch School of Medicine and the University of Otago.

You must be eligible for registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand, and have a higher qualifi cation in the specialty of Neurosurgery. It is essential you have general neurosurgery training and skills and either have, or be willing to develop, subspeciality interests and subspeciality training that will enhance the delivery of neurosurgery in Christchurch and contribute to the development of the South Island Neurosurgical Service.

For further information please do not hesitate to contact Liz Hill, Recruitment Specialist – Medical/Dental for the CDHB, phone +64 3 378 6677, email

You can also refer to our careers website

Enquiries can also be directed to Mr Martin MacFarlane, Clinical Director, Department of Neurosurgery and Clinical Director of the South Island Neurosurgical Service, phone +64 3 364 1217 or email

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