General and Upper GI Fellowship | 2025

Posted Thursday April 11, 2024
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Kia hiwa ra! Kia hiwa!

'Ko ngā tāngata, te mātua mahi - Putting people at the heart of all we do'.

Mō mātou - About us

Te Whatu Ora, Health New Zealand, leads the day-to-day running of our health system across New Zealand, with functions delivered at local, district, regional and national levels. It weaves the functions of the 20 former District Health Boards into its regional divisions and district offices, ensuring continuity of services in the health system.

Waitaha Canterbury is dedicated to upholding the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi and is aligned with the overarching objectives of the New Zealand health and disability strategies. Our organisational vision is centered around improving the health and wellbeing of the people living in Canterbury.

The Team

The Department of General Surgery at Christchurch Hospital provide a comprehensive range of tertiary level, acute and elective General Surgical services to the people of Canterbury and beyond.

The Department currently comprises:

  • 27 General Surgeons
  • 4 Fellows/Medical Officers
  • 22 Registrars
  • 12 House Officers

Covering the following sub-speciality areas:

  • Oncoplastic Breast and Endocrine
  • Upper GI
  • HPB
  • Lower GI

We are supported by three inpatient ward areas, specialist nursing staff, and a comprehensive range of Allied health services

Mō te tūnga - About the role

The Department of General Surgery is offering a 12-month Fellowship in General and Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery. This Fellowship position is for a one-year fixed-term role that is aimed at Fellows who wish to increase their clinical experience in a large tertiary hospital. The successful applicant will be required to participate in the acute service on a rotational basis.

This full-time, fixed-term role will commence in February 2025.

The variety, training and opportunities you will have at our leading hospital are world-class, so your medical career is set for serious enhancement.

To be considered for this role you will need to be eligible for General registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand and have completed and passed the FRACS part 2 examination. To find out your eligibility for Medical Council Registration follow this link

About Christchurch - Living in Ōtautahi

Ōtautahi, Christchurch is a great place to be, live and bring up your family. It is easy to get around with just a short commute from work to home, no matter where you live in the city; you may ask about traffic in Christchurch?

We will respond:

  • What is traffic?
  • We are surrounded by beautiful scenery with ample recreational pursuits on our doorstep. Christchurch Botanic Gardens is just on the edge of the hospital campus. If you are into skiing, surfing, snowboarding, mountain biking or anything outdoors; Christchurch is the place to be. But if a vibrant cultural scene is more your style, we have a wonderful rebuilt city with dining, theatre, music and a host of other entertainment on offer. Your family will love it here too, schooling and university facilities are excellent. Find out more about our city here.

Our Culture - What matters to us

'Ko ngā tāngata, te mātua mahi - Putting people at the heart of all we do'.

Health is ultimately all about people. What's important around here is the way we care for and respect others, the responsibility taken for delivering outcomes, and going about our work with integrity.

Belonging Here

Being part of Te Whatu Ora, Health New Zealand, our people enjoy access to, flexible working arrangements and a genuine and ongoing focus on career development.

Te Whatu Ora, Health New Zealand believes that diversity and inclusion is key to ensure we deliver the best care for our diverse population. As an organisation we are inclusive and equal opportunity employer that welcomes and respects everyone.

Tono ināianei - Apply Now

Join us in our mission to provide exceptional patient care, advance medical knowledge, and improve healthcare outcomes.

Apply online, or to find out more information, please contact Amy Walker- Recruitment Specialist at


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