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Specialist Otolaryngologist, Head and Neck Surgeon
Ear, Nose and Throat Department (ENT) – 0.8 FTE

Northland District Health Board, New Zealand

We are seeking a Consultant Otolaryngologist to join our team of four Consultants, two Registrars, and a House Officer. The role is based in Whangarei.  This is a permanent position, however, the hours and role could be flexed around the needs of the individual.

Our preferred candidate would be fellowship trained in subspecialty ORL (Rhinology and/or Head and Neck preferred) with a comprehensive scope of practise to cover most general ORL conditions.

Applicants must have a qualification that allows Vocational Registration as an Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgeon with the Medical Council of New Zealand. FRACS preferred.  

Whangarei Hospital is the largest hospital in Northland providing secondary care services, supported by three regional hospitals in Kaitaia, Kawakawa, and Dargaville. We are a RACS ORL training centre with strong links to the University of Auckland.

Northland covers an area of 12,600 square kilometres with a population of approximately 164,000. It boasts some of the most scenic and exciting coastal areas of New Zealand in a subtropical climate. Popular water recreation areas include the Bay of Islands and Poor Knight Islands Reserves.  Whangarei is a 25-minute flight or 2-hour drive from Auckland.

Northland District Health Board is also an Approved Accredited Employer by the New Zealand Immigration Service.

Vacancy No: MD18-017
Closing Date: Open

All applications and enquiries should be directed to Tania Vaile, Recruitment Officer - Senior Medical Officers, Northland District Health Board, Private Bag 9742, Whangarei 0148, Northland, New Zealand. Phone: +64  9 430 4101 ext 60484, email: or visit our website:



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