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Cardiothoracic Surgeon
New Zealand / South Island
Canterbury District Health Board / Canterbury Cardiothoracic Surgeons Ltd
Permanent Full-Time

Canterbury District Health Board, in partnership with Canterbury Cardiothoracic Surgeons Ltd, invites applications for this newly created position for a third cardiothoracic surgeon.

The Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Christchurch Hospital, is one of 5 public Cardiac Centres in New Zealand. Established in 1998, the service undertakes all adult cardiothoracic surgery, including off pump cardiac surgery and thoracoscopic lung resection for a population of about 600,000. The service is supported by 4 registrars, one of which is designated for post fellowship experience, and a dedicated nursing team. Following the appointment of a third surgeon, the service will seek accreditation for SET training in Cardiothoracic Surgery by the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons

Christchurch Hospital, is a 650 bed tertiary and quaternary level hospital located in the heart of the city.. There are close links with the University of Otago School of Medicine, which is housed on campus. Exciting times are ahead as services plan for the building of a new hospital, with phase 1 to be completed in 5 years.

The ‘Garden City’ of Christchurch itself offers great lifestyle choices – seaside, hill or harbour properties or a country block all within easy reach of the city and the international airport.
Candidates must be registered with or be eligible for vocational registration as a specialist Cardiothoracic Surgeon with the Medical Council of New Zealand


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