Medical Tutor Specialist – Medical Officer Special Scale (MOSS)

Specialty: General / Internal Medicine

Grading: Specialist / Consultant

Number of positions: 1

Job Hours: 40

Required qualifications: You will need to be in your last 6 months of GM advanced training. We would also consider candidates who have FRACP in another specialty and are in the final six months of their General Medicine training.

Dunedin Hospital

  • Salary: ASMS MECA 2024 MOSS (NZD 142,683 – 210,933)
  • Join us as we change the future of healthcare in Southern NZ
  • Six months, fixed-term 1.0 FTE negotiable
  • Close knit, supportive team
  • February – July 2024, August 2024 – February 2025

Mō te tūranga – About the role

This General Medicine Tutor Specialist Role is a structured 6-month, accredited position, from February 2024 – July 2024 or August 2024 – February 2025. In the last year we started a programme for a Medical Tutor Specialist position (Medical Officer Special Scale (MOSS) rotation) which will provide oversight of our General Medicine inpatient teams at Dunedin Hospital. The advanced trainees in this program will work closely with the Clinical Director and Consultant Physicians to ensure an efficient and high-quality service.

Candidates will need to have completed most of their training in General and Acute Care Medicine according to the current RACP criteria: (at least) 30 months towards their fellowship requirements in General Medicine, including 6 months core General Medicine and 6 months of a high acuity run.

A work week includes ~1:6 calls with post-acute and standard ward rounds with their junior staff. General Medicine outpatient clinics. And adequate time available to do project work if required. Supervision, both direct and indirect, will be provided by other SMOs including a consultant available for advice at all times when on call. This is an excellent opportunity to hone specialist skills before becoming fully vocationally registered. It is intended to aid the transition from the registrar working under supervision to a specialist providing supervision to junior staff.

Dunedin Hospital is a tertiary level hospital with a full range of elective and acute surgical specialities and can offer you a varied and challenging array of Internal Medicine specialism.

Ideally, we are looking for someone with the following skills and experience to complement our team:

  • A team player with exceptional interpersonal skills who builds effective relationships both within and external to their team
  • Is solution focussed and can demonstrate excellent decision-making and priority setting in a clinical environment
  • Enthusiasm for teaching and passing on their knowledge to junior members of staff

Mōu ake – About you

You will need to be in your last 6 months of GM advanced training. We would also consider candidates who have FRACP in another specialty and are in the final six months of their General Medicine training.

Mō mātou – About us

Te Whatu Ora – Southern has the largest geographical 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 of 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.

Painga – Benefits

  • Supportive team and mentors
  • Job tailored to individual’s interests
  • Accredited training for Internal Medicine
  • Great work/life balance

Utu whānui – Salary range

This role belongs to the ASMS Collective Agreement MOSS Scale and falls between ($142,683) and Step 15 ($210,933) p.a (pro-rata).

Rā mōnehu – Closing date: Friday, 19 April 2024.

Due to the fast-paced nature of what we do, our vacancy close dates may be subject to change. Don’t delay, make sure you apply as soon as possible.

Tono ināianei – Apply now

For a job description or further information, please contact, Agatha Chen, Recruitment Advisor – Senior Medical Officers with your CV. Phone: +64 3 470 9604 or email:

Pre-employment checks

In the interests of protecting our people and our patients, all appointments will be subject to the following:

  • Occupational health assessment
  • Police vetting/Ministry of Justice safety checks
  • Serious misconduct checks (previous Public Service departments and statutory Crown entities only)

To apply

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Vacancy contact details

Name: Agatha Chen

Position: Recruitment Advisor, Senior Medical Officers


Phone: +64 3 470 9604