Oral Maxillofacial Surgeon

  • Company:
    Auckland DHB
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    2 days ago
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The Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (OMS) Service, AucklandDistrict Health Board (ADHB) invites applications from two suitably qualified Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons .

To be successful, you will be an experienced OMSsurgeon, competent in the full scope of OMS, with a special interest in headand neck oncology and microvascular reconstructive surgery. You must holdor be eligible for registration as a specialist OMS surgeon with the and DentalCouncil of NewZealand. As a 24/7 OMS service, werequire that the successful candidates contribute to after-hours on-call – on aroster basis.

The ADHB Regional OMS service provideshospital-based, tertiary-level specialist services to 1.6 million peopledomiciled within the Metro Auckland and Northland District Health Boards of NewZealand.

In this role you will provide regional acute,elective and outpatient OMS Services, as part of a team of OMS specialists. Youwill work closely with ORL Head and Neck surgery, Plastic surgery and Medical/Radiationoncology as part of a multi-disciplinary team responsible for providing complexhead and neck oncology clinical services. You will also work closely with theHospital and Specialist Dentistry (HSD) service (oral medicine, restorativeprosthodontics, orthodontists, paediatric dentistry).

The current OMS team consists of 6 part-time OMSsurgeons, 2 full-time trainee registrars, 1 non-training registrar and 2 dentalhouse officers. There is a heavy acute load (odontogenic infections, facialtrauma). Elective operating includes dento-alveolar, implantology,orthognathics, benign pathology and TMJ surgery. Auckland is a training centrein OMS, accredited by the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons. Youwill have the opportunity to participate in Registrar training.

These roles are permanent, full-time (negotiable),based at Auckland City and Middlemore hospitals. All current hospital OMS surgeons workpart-time in private practice, and there would be opportunities forthe successful candidates to do likewise.

This is an opportunity for the right people toenjoy the challenge of both public and private work, in a desirablelocation, ‘down-under’. New Zealand hasa lot to offer; the great outdoors with beaches, bush and mountains, shows andconcerts, sports, shopping, wining and dining. Auckland is New Zealand’slargest city and is known as the ‘City of Sails’ due to its proximity to thebeautiful Hauraki Gulf islands.