Positions and Fellowships

Information for members on current positions and/or fellowships available in the specialty of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.

Should you wish to list a relevant position/fellowship, please email eo@anzaoms.org

Consultant Oral Maxillofacial Surgeon

Dunedin Hospital

  • Join us as we change the future of healthcare in Southern NZ (Permanent 1.0 FTE negotiable)
  • Close knit, supportive team
  • Negotiable start date

In this newly created role that will be hospital based, we are seeking an Oral Maxillofacial Surgeon for a full-time, permanent position at Dunedin Public Hospital. We would also welcome candidates with sub-specialty interests.

The successful applicant will be expected to provide a broad range of general Oral and Maxillofacial surgery and facial trauma management. Duties include active participation in inpatient and outpatient clinics, clinical audit, quality, clinical guidelines/pathways, professional development, appraisal and risk management.

Given the catchment area Te Whatu Ora Southern services, you will be able to take on cases that are diverse and complex; providing you with a rewarding role. There will be an on-call roster in place, this is set at 1:3. Our links with the University of Otago and affiliation with the Faculty of Dentistry means that you may be involved in the teaching of Dental and Medical Students.

Mōu ake – About you:

  • Eligibility for vocational registration with the Dental Council of New Zealand
  • We would also welcome applications form advanced trainees
  • FRACDS (OMS) or equivalent board certification
  • Excellent communication and time management skills

Mō mātou – About us

Te Whatu Ora – Southern has the largest geographic coverage of all the New Zealand regions, providing services to 350,000 people in diverse communities. We take pride in all the services we provide, and our aim is to improve, promote and protect the health or our region. We believe that our dedicated and passionate staff are a significant driving force behind the achievement of these standards, and we need more like-minded people to help us continue providing for our community.

Closing Date: Friday 22 September 2023

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Specialist Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon

  • Permanent full time
  • Te Whatu Ora Te Tai Tokerau’s integrated Oral Health Service
  • Based in Whangàrei (NZ)

We are currently seeking a highly motivated, skilled, and dedicated Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon with demonstrated experience and interest in the public health sector. This is a full-time role based in Whangàrei, forming an integral part of Te Whatu Ora Te Tai Tokerau’s integrated Oral Health Service. This presents an exciting opportunity to be part of the ongoing development of the Oral Health Service in Te Tai Tokerau. The Oral and Maxillofacial service is an important and growing area of our operations.

The Oral and Maxillofacial services offered to Te Tai Tokerau population have become an essential aspect of providing timely patient care and improving access to services that would otherwise require extensive travel. As part of Te Whatu Ora, you will have the benefit of strong connections and networking opportunities with our Auckland neighbours, enhancing the support for this regional service.

Applicants are required to hold a qualification that enables them to obtain dual registration with both the Medical Council of New Zealand and New Zealand Dental Council. FRACDS accreditation is preferred. Te Whatu Ora Te Tai Tokerau is also an Approved Accredited Employer by the New Zealand Immigration Service.

Te Tai Tokerau spans over an area of 13789 square kilometres and is home to approximately 194,600 people. Northland boasts an abundance of breath-taking coastal scenery and exciting subtropical climates, making it a popular tourist destination. Visitors can explore popular attractions such as the Bay of Islands, Poor Knight Islands Reserves, and Cape Reinga, with a plethora of activities on offer, including beachcombing, hiking, fishing, and surfing.

Approximately one-third of the population lives in Whangàrei, the main centre in Te Tai Tokerau. It is a 25-minute flight or 2-hour drive from Auckland. Surrounding Whangàrei, are smaller towns and rural areas scattered throughout the region making the population widely dispersed. Màori comprise around a third of the population in Te Tai Tokerau. A key focus of our service is to ensure equitable access to care for Màori and those residing in rural areas, to improve health outcomes for these individuals.

Whangàrei Hospital is the main hospital in Te Tai Tokerau, providing secondary specialist services. Additionally, the region is home to Kaitaia Hospital, Bay of Islands Hospital, Rawene Hospital, and Dargaville Hospital, ensuring comprehensive access to healthcare services for Te Tai Tokerau residents.

This presents an outstanding opportunity to become part of a thriving and expanding service in one of New Zealand’s most picturesque regions, where you will undoubtedly have a significant impact on the local community.

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What is ANZAOMS?

The Australian and New Zealand Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (ANZAOMS) is the professional representative organisation for Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (OMS).

Our focus is on the advancement, advocacy for, and continuing education of OMS, through engagement with all levels of government, regulators, key public and private stakeholders and the general public.

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