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Where you’ll be working:

Ear Nose and Throat Department, Waikato Hospital – Hamilton, New Zealand

The details:

Permanent position, Full or part-time

  • Relocate to Hamilton, New Zealand and  experience the authentic friendly Kiwi lifestyle
  • Generous relocation assistance available
  • Be part of the national transformation in Health


Te whiwhinga mahi | The Opportunity

Applications are invited for the position of Specialist ENT Surgeon within the ENT department at Waikato Hospital. This is an opportunity to be part of a progressive and collegial department based in a modern hospital. The department is the tertiary referral centre for the central North Island, has strong links with the University of Auckland Medical School with students regularly attached to the team and is an accredited training centre for Specialist ENT trainees. There are excellent opportunities therefore for you to develop interests in research as well as undergraduate and post-graduate teaching and you can expect to be well supported in any transition into a part-time role in the private sector if you are motivated.

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Mōu | About you
  • We are ideally seeking a colleague with particular training and expertise in head and neck surgery, as well as general ENT. Given the skillset of our department we may however be able to accommodate an applicant with other subspecialty skills.
  • The successful candidate will be required to conduct outpatient clinics at one or more of the peripheral hospitals within the Waikato District and participate in an on-call roster.
  • Applicants should hold FRACS or an equivalent qualification and be eligible for Vocational Registration in ENT Surgery with the Medical Council of New Zealand.
Ko wai mātou | Our Organisation

Te iwi Ngakaunui – People at Heart

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

It is not very often something happens that is big; like, really big. Big to the point that it will touch the lives of every single person in the country. That is what we are talking about here.The provision of Health in Aotearoa New Zealand, and how its run is about to change in a big way.

Te Whatu Ora - Health New Zealand and Te Aka Whai Ora - Māori Health Authority will together shape the delivery of Health services in Aotearoa New Zealand for generations to come and will form the core of a modern and integrated service looking after the needs of all our Whānau.

We are dedicated to achieving health equity for Māori and other priority populations. We are a Crown entity and an active partner in Te Tiriti o Waitangi. Te Whatu Ora – Health New Zealand is guided by Te Tiriti o Waitangi and is committed to upholding the articles.

Here at Te Whatu Ora – Health New Zealand, Waikato we have a team of 8,000 working across the Waikato where everyone plays a vital role in the care of our patients – directly or non-directly. Our vision is Healthy People. Excellent Care.

Te Whatu Ora, Waikato serves the largest Māori population and third largest Pacific population in Aotearoa New Zealand. 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. Reflecting the population we serve is an important part of the care we deliver to the community. We strongly encourage applicants from all backgrounds with the necessary capability and who share our values to apply. We proactively develop pathways that maximise opportunity for Māori and encourage Māori to apply.

He aha Waikato

Waikato is the fourth largest region in Aotearoa New Zealand and located just south of Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland. It features a wide range of world-class outdoor and cultural experiences. You can surf the world-famous beaches of Whāingaroa Raglan, swim at the beautiful beaches of the Kapanga Coromandel, hike our majestic mountain ranges, tour the Hobbiton shire, experience the magic of the Waitomo glow worm caves, and encounter a vast array of flora and fauna at the remarkable Maungatautari Ecological Reserve.

Waikato is the home of the Kiingitanga and rich in Māori culture. Waikato Hospital sits on whenua gifted by Waikato iwi, situated on the banks of the mighty Waikato Awa, Hamilton is New Zealand’s largest metropolitan inland city. Hamilton’s vibrant city centre and rich cultural mix makes it an ideal place to experience the authentic friendly Kiwi lifestyle.

Learn more about living in the mighty Waikato here


Me pēhea te tuku tono | How to apply

Please apply directly online, applications are not able to be accepted via email.

For further information, contact Andrew Wood, Head of ENT Department:


Closing date: Open until filled.


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