Consultant Rheumatologist Southland

Employer: Southern DHB

Specialty: Rheumatology

Grading: Specialist / Consultant

Number of positions: 1

Job Hours: 0.4 FTE

Required qualifications: We have a fantastic opportunity a Consultant Rheumatologist position within a progressive department that is affiliated with the University of Otago and Dunedin Hospital. Our Rheumatology service welcomes applications for the position starting as soon as possible, there is also room for flexibility with us to negotiate the hours of work and length of employment with successful applicant if you wish to.

Consultant Rheumatologist Southland – Invercargill – Part-time

0.4 FTE
About Southern District Health Board

About the Service

Southern DHB offers a comprehensive range of Rheumatology services in both of our main hospitals, located in Dunedin and Invercargill, as well as outpatient clinics in other areas of the district. Southland Hospital, in Invercargill has 180 beds and provides care for a population of approximately 100,000. Invercargill is situated at the base of the South Island and the people are renowned for their warmth and hospitality, there is space in abundance and you are surrounded by national parks. The two main hospitals in Southern DHB provide care for the population of the whole of the lower South Island.

The Rheumatology Service at Southland Hospital is primarily an outpatient service, you will be responsible for providing effective and efficient inpatient and outpatient services for our patients with mirrored approach to Dunedin Hospital

Management of a diverse spectrum of inflammatory rheumatic disease within a multidisciplinary team
Robust therapeutic and diagnostic modalities available at world class standards
Highly integrated, collaborative department, supporting work-life balance
Our patient population is predominantly inflammatory arthritis with a high prevalence of connective tissue disorders and vasculitis. We undertake a range of procedures and have available clinic based ultrasound and nail fold video capillaroscopy. In addition to conventional radiology, CT and MRI, we have easy access to Nuclear Medicine SPECT scans, and state -of -the art immunology laboratory diagnostics.

About you

Fellowship with the RACP or the equivalent is essential, due to the FTE nature of this role you must hold or be eligible for vocational registration with the NZ Medical Council.

We are also taking a flexible approach and would also consider other options – for further information or to discuss please contact, Agatha Chen, Recruitment Advisor – Senior Medical Officers, Phone: +64 3 470 9604 or email:

To apply

We only accept online applications. Please apply via our website:

We will be screening applications before the closing date to ensure we can start interviewing once the role closes on Thursday, 30 June 2022 but this may be closed earlier.

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

COVID vaccination requirements

Following the update to COVID-19 Public Health Response (Vaccinations) Order 2021, to be employed with Southern DHB you will be required to be fully vaccinated as a health care worker. If you have already been fully vaccinated you will need to provide proof of this to Occupational Health staff.

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


Phone: +64 3 470 9604