Location NEW ZEALAND
Suburb Palmerston North
Longterm or Locum Longterm
Job Type Full Time
Job Title Orthoptist for New Zealand
Job Description

Move to our great region where we will be able to offer you a great lifestyle and easy living.

  • Affordable accommodation
  • Centrally located
  • A mixture of lifestyles
  • Big city amenities while retaining small town friendliness
  • Family Orientated/ great schools

Palmerston North in the Manawatu is a beautiful location, with all modern services and luxuries expected of vibrant cities, including a shopping plaza, a Globe theatrical centre, the Regent and Centre Point theatres, and dozens of hotels/motels giving Palmerston North a reputation as a conference hub. Palmerston North tertiary education is provided by Massey University and the International Pacific College. We have excellent primary, intermediate and secondary schooling, both public and private, mixed and single sex. Cost of living is reasonable, housing very affordable, and rural living with stunning views only minutes from town is very achievable.


Those looking for outdoor adventure are well served with excellent hiking, climbing, mountain biking, fishing rivers, hunting parks, camping sites and beaches all in close proximity.


The Role

Our fantastic Orthoptic team is ready to welcome a new recruit into our fast paced clinical environment. The MidCentral District Health Board Ophthalmology Department operates in a middle- sized Health Board, and provides Orthoptic Services into our district. With the establishment of this role we will be delivering sub-regional support to our neighbouring DHB in Whanganui.


This is a traditional Orthoptist post with a mostly paediatric caseload, some adult strabismus and complex Oculomotility disorders. You would need to be able to conduct clinics autonomously and work in collaboration with the wider team and other health professionals.



Clinically, you will be based in Palmerston North (0.6FTE) working as part of a wider Ophthalmology team with one other Orthoptist, visiting Optometrists, 3 locally based Ophthalmologists and 2 visiting Ophthalmologists, Registrars, Nurses and Ophthalmic Technicians. You will also be providing a sub-regional Orthoptist service (0.4FTE) in the neighbouring Whanganui hospital where you will be a valued member working in collaboration with 2 locally based Ophthalmologists and eye nurses. (1FTE total between both sites).



If you are a qualified Orthoptist, hold an internationally recognised Orthoptic qualification and have a minimum of two years postgraduate clinical experience, this offers a wonderful opportunity to have a change of scene or make a permanent move to experience the lifestyle that New Zealand has to offer.


MidCentral is an accredited employer with Immigration New Zealand. This means we are able to recruit globally and our Talent work visas will be processed as a priority.



For more information please visit our website: www.midcentraldhb.govt.nz


Practice name / Company / Ophthalmologist MidCentral District Health Board
Contact Name Glenda Houston
Title Human Resource Administrator
Mobile Number
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E-mail Address [email protected]
Published On 20/3/2019