Optometrist - Wairau Hospital

Permanent position working four hours a week (0.1FTE)


  • Join our busy ophthalmology service providing a wide range of general ophthalmology care in well-equipped outpatient clinics and surgical facilities.


Nga mohiohio e pa ana ki tenei mahi (About this position)


We are looking for an Optometrist to join our Ophthalmology team at Wairau Hospital supporting a population of around 50,000. This is a permanent, part-time position working four hours a week.


Our Ophthalmology departments, at both Wairau and Nelson Hospitals, are contemporary services based on a team of Ophthalmologists who have general and subspecialist training, specialist nurses, orthoptists, optometrists and technicians. Our comprehensive suites including OCT, Fields, Photography, and Lasers and our operating theatres are equipped with modern microscopes and Alcon Centurion Phakoemulsification equipment. The service provides the highest standard of care for our patients.


Ko wai he kaitono totika? (Who is an appropriate applicant?)


You will have a Bachelor of Optometry (BOptom) degree, or recognised equivalent qualification, and will be registered with the New Zealand Optometrists and Dispensing Opticians Board.


A matou ropu (About our team)


Nelson Marlborough Health (NMH) is the main health service provider for New Zealand's Nelson, Tasman and Marlborough regions, serving over 150,000 people across two main hospitals, public health and a range of community services. We provide a great place to work with professional development opportunities, job security, and workplace wellness programmes.


Find out more about us: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC34XErxkHJ5YAn59o6SrhnA


Nga huanga o tenei mahi (The benefits of this position)


We are a busy and professional team with a real focus on learning and sharing skills and experience across the team. At Nelson Marlborough Health we encourage a workforce that's innovative, eager to learn and enhance their skills, and is passionate about caring for our community. We do great work and we need a great team to help us deliver.


Me pehea ahau e tono ai? (How do I apply?)


For role specific information please contact Gillian Champion, Service Manager Surgical Services on gillian.champion@nmdhb.govt.nz or Dr Derek Sherwood, Head of Department on derek.sherwood@nmdhb.govt.nz
For general enquiries please contact our recruitment team on vacancies@nmdhb.govt.nz or 03 546 1274.


Keen to apply now, it's easy. Please click here and fill in our online application form.


Applications close on Wednesday, 21 July 2021.


Nelson Marlborough Health strongly endorses Te Tiriti o Waitangi. We believe that to achieve equity in health outcomes for Maori we need a workforce reflective of the population it serves. We strongly encourage applications from candidates who identify as Maori and we recruit for cultural competence.


He waka eke noa. We are all in this together.


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