Consultant Ophthalmologist

Employer: Southern DHB

Specialty: General Practice

Grading: Specialist / Consultant

Number of positions: 1

Job Hours: 40

Required qualifications: Eligibility for vocational registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand FRANZCO or equivalent board certification (American board of Ophthalmology, FRCSC, FRCOphth)

Dunedin Hospital

Salary: ASMS MECA 2022 (NZD 170,369 to 250,560)

  • Join us as we change the future of healthcare in Southern NZ (Permanent 1.0 FTE negotiable)
  • Close knit, supportive team
  • Negotiable start date

We are seeking a General ophthalmologist – ideally with an interest in Medical Retina/Uveitis for a fulltime, permanent position at Dunedin Public Hospital Eye Department. We are happy to hear from ophthalmologists with other subspecialty interests.

Mō te tūranga – About the role

The Dunedin Public Hospital Eye Department provides ophthalmology services to all of Otago and Southland so we require a dynamic, hardworking individual with excellent time management skills to become an integral part of our close-knit team. Applicants should be enthusiastic about teaching and passing your knowledge to junior members of staff as Te Whatu Ora Southern is affiliated with the Otago Medical School and Dunedin Hospital provides training to three Registrars from the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists.

We are seeking an Ophthalmologist that knows the New Zealand health system intricately and the constraints we face within ophthalmology – so we welcome applications from a forward thinking, innovative ophthalmologist that loves challenges and working in a busy department. This role is primarily based in Dunedin but some travel across the Southern District is expected. You will be expected to participate in the on call roster, routine ophthalmology clinics, theatre and some outreach clinics. You will also need to be flexible with your scheduling. You must have completed your specialist training and be eligible or already hold vocational registration with the New Zealand Medical Council.

Mōu ake – About you

  • Eligibility for vocational registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand
  • FRANZCO or equivalent board certification (American board of Ophthalmology, FRCSC, FRCOphth)
  • Excellent communication and time management skills

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

Utu whānui – Salary range

This role belongs to the ASMS Collective Agreement and falls between the Step 1 ($170,369) and Step 15 ($250,560 p.a pro rata).

Rā mōnehu – Closing date: Monday, 17 October 2022.

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 only accept online applications. Please apply via our website: https://careers.southernhealth.nz/

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

If you currently work for Te Whatu Ora – Health New Zealand – Southern, please apply for this role via our internal careers site, found here: Pulse > Applications > Corporate > SuccessFactors

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 Te Whatu Ora Southern 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/

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

Have any questions?

Vacancy contact details

Name: Agatha Chen

Position: Recruitment Advisor

Email: agatha.chen@southerndhb.govt.nz

Phone: +64 3 470 9604