General Medicine Physician – Fixed-term

Employer: Southern DHB

Specialty: General / Internal Medicine

Grading: Medical Officer

Number of positions: 1

Job Hours: 40

Required qualifications: About you As the successful candidate, you will have a broad Internal Medicine background. We are keen to hear from you if you are dual trained, and will support an approach to the relevant DHB service to support your additional interest. A Fellowship with the RACP or an overseas equivalent is essential, as is eligibility for vocational registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand. Applications from overseas Physicians are welcome with a start date negotiated taking New Zealand registration and immigration requirements into consideration.

Gen Med Physician – with either geriatrics or neurology-stroke subspeciality

Dunedin Hospital
Permanent or fixed-term (1.0 FTE)
Geriatrics or neurology-stroke subspeciality
About Southern District Health Board

Welcome to Southern DHB! Our DHB covers the largest geographical catchment amongst all the DHB’s in New Zealand. We proudly strive to provide top quality healthcare to our diverse patient population. We are now looking for a dynamic, forward thinking General Medicine Physician who is willing to influence, lead change within the department and bring their passion and commitment for acute and outpatients care to the fore.

About the role

This is a full-time 1.0 FTE role with on call duties, based in Dunedin. You are joining a team that values kindness and collaboration, with a view to the future of healthcare. As an introduction, we provide care for a population of approximately 350,000 spread over the lower South Island of New Zealand. Our staff enjoy close relationships with the University of Otago, School of Medicine and Otago Polytechnic School of Nursing. We benefit from continuous professional development, involvement with medical and nursing student training, participation in research and many more opportunities arising from working in a combined clinical-academic environment. Currently we are a team of ten and there is equal participation in the after hour roster for weeknights and weekends, and at times you will be a second on-call on the roster. Our tight knit team values the importance of creating a work environment that is welcoming, safe, equitable and inclusive; therefore, it is key for you to have a sound understanding of and commitment to multi-cultural living and family / whanau principles. These core values align with our work and life practices and team well-being. Duties include patient management, leading ward rounds, undertaking clinical procedures, involvement audit, teaching, undertaking research and participating in continuing professional development.

However, life is for living and Otago is an amazing place to live; we also work closely with our team to ensure achievement of good work/life balance.

About Dunedin

Dunedin is a great little city with a big town feel and well-known for its Southern Hospitality. Outside of work, you will find life in Dunedin to be very easy with its 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.

We will be screening applications before the closing date to ensure we can start interviewing once the role closes on Friday, 17 June 2022 but this may be closed earlier.

If this role has sparked your interest but does not match your current clinical skills, we have a range of clinical roles, get in touch as there could be a place for you!

For a job description or to discuss further, please contact, Agatha Chen, Recruitment Advisor – Senior Medical Officers with your CV. Phone: +64 3 470 9604 or email: agatha.chen@southerndhb.govt.nz

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)

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 and have received a booster vaccine against COVID-19. You will need to provide proof of this to Occupational Health staff.

To apply

We only accept online applications. Please apply via our website: https://careers.southernhealth.nz/job/Internal-Medicine-Physician-Fixed-Term/587375310/

To apply for this job please visit careers.southernhealth.nz.

Have any questions?

Vacancy contact details

Name: Agatha Chen

Position: Recruitment Advisor - Senior Medical Officers

Email: agatha.chen@southerndhb.govt.nz

Phone: (03) 470 9604