Consultant Urologist

Specialty: Urology

Grading: Specialist / Consultant

Number of positions: 1

Job Hours: 35-40

Required qualifications: There is a clinical focus on urology oncology, endourology (stones), laparoscopic procedures, and management of BPE and LUTS.

Dunedin Hospital

  • Permanent 0.8 – 1.0* FTE
  • Base salary from ASMS MECA 2024 (NZD 185,380 – 267,980) plus additional allowances
    *FTE negotiable for overseas candidates to allow for visa requirements

Are you looking for a better lifestyle and a workplace that is collaborative, progressive and passionate about learning? Dunedin is a remarkable place – beautiful beaches, walking, cycling, and running trails and the picturesque Central Otago are all on your doorstep. With welcoming, generous, and kind people who are focused on an exciting future of healthcare in Dunedin, you will find a strong sense of hospitality and a united, inclusive, and increasingly diverse community.

Mo te turanga – About the role

The Otago urology service, based at Dunedin Public Hospital, have an exciting opportunity of a permanent, part-time (0.8 – 1.0 FTE) Consultant Urologist who will join our experienced team of urologists. The service provides a combination of inpatient, outpatient and community services to our patients in the Otago catchment area. There are also opportunities to run clinics and undertake simple surgery in other Otago centres such as Queenstown, Alexandra, and Oamaru.

The role will provide a 1:4 on-call with our existing urologists and work directly alongside a senior urology trainee, two non-training junior doctors, and a senior, experienced and dedicated specialist urology nursing team. Dunedin Hospital’s urology service has 24-hour interventional radiology support, access to full ICU and HDU facilities and close support from oncology and nephrology departments.

Dunedin Hospital has a strong partnership with the University of Otago and part of the role will include the training and teaching of our medical students. There is also an opportunity for academic FTE for the right candidate by expression of interest through this role.

There is a clinical focus on urology oncology, endourology (stones), laparoscopic procedures, and management of BPE and LUTS.

The role responsibilities include:

  • providing high-quality patient centred care
  • shared responsibility for the day-to-day management of the service and participation in strategic planning
  • teaching and training within the multidisciplinary service
  • active involvement in multidisciplinary team meetings and directorate clinical governance activity
  • active participation in continuing medical education

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.

Dunedin is a great little city with a big town feel and well-known for our Southern Hospitality. Outside of work, you will find life in Dunedin to be very easy with its affordable living, great schools, laid back lifestyle and world-famous wildlife on the Otago Peninsula. This compact yet vibrant regional city has plenty of energy, which is to be expected with it being a university town. This sustains great activities such as theatre, stunning gardens, art galleries, live-music and a diverse selection of restaurants and cafés. Central Otago is a notable holiday destination and many outdoor recreation opportunities are easily accessible from Dunedin. Our current Urology Clinical Director would like to personally recommend the trout and sea fishing!

Painga – Benefits:

  • Hands on support for Medical Council Registration and application for Work Visa/Straight to Residence
  • Work life balance
  • University of Otago hub and close working relationships with medical students and university staff
  • Access to ski fields, mountain biking trails, and local beaches with world famous surfing
  • Close to national hiking tracks

Utu whānui – Salary range

This role belongs to the ASMS Collective Agreement and falls between Step 1 ($185,380) and Step 15 ($267,980 per annum 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

We will be screening applications as soon as we receive them. If this role has sparked your interest but does not match your current clinical skills, we have a range of clinical roles available, get in touch as there could be a place for you!

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

Alternatively come and meet us between 1 – 11 May at either Glasgow, Manchester or London to help with your decision-making!

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)

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Vacancy contact details

Name: Agatha Chen

Position: Recruitment Advisor, Senior Medical Officers


Phone: +64 3 470 9604