General Medicine Physician

Specialty: General / Internal Medicine

Grading: Medical Officer

Number of positions: 1

Job Hours: 40

Required qualifications: See below

Dunedin Hospital
Permanent Full-time 1.0 FTE (0.5 FTE also available if desired)
Salary: ASMS MECA 2022 (NZD 170,369 – 250,560)
Mō te tūranga | About the role

This is a full time 1.0 FTE role with on call duties, based in Dunedin, providing medical care for a population of approximately 350,000 spread over the lower South Island of New Zealand.

Dunedin Hospital is a 388 bed tertiary hospital with medical sub-specialities including interventional cardiology, respiratory and sleep medicine, radiation and medical oncology, haematology, infectious diseases, gastroenterology, nephrology, rheumatology, neurology, etc. We have a 12 ICU beds (mixed medical and surgical) and on-site laboratory services. As internal medicine physicians, we work closely with our medical sub-speciality colleagues, and many of our physicians are dual trained in internal medicine and a sub-speciality.

Our staff enjoy close relationships with the University of Otago, School of Medicine 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 twelve and there is equal participation in the after-hour roster for weeknights and weekends. Duties include patient management, leading ward rounds, undertaking clinical procedures, involvement audit, teaching, and participating in continuing professional development. Research is encouraged.

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. New Zealand has generous annual leave (six weeks) and continued medical education leave (ten days) allocations, enabling quality time off work for visiting family and friends overseas and in other centres.

About the Dunedin

Dunedin is a small city (population 134, 000) located in the South Island of New Zealand. It is also the home of New Zealand’s oldest university, the University of Otago, with which we are closely aligned.

Dunedin has some significant advantages over other larger centres in New Zealand and overseas.

Traffic is light and heading out of town in the weekends to affordable holiday homes is not an extreme test of resilience and patience.
The median house price in Dunedin is approximately $600,000, compared with $800,000 in Wellington and over one million in Auckland.
Schooling presents another advantage – by and large, children in Dunedin are able to attend a school that suits them and their needs, even if they are out of zone. There are no fully private schools, and several integrated schools. Schooling in Dunedin remains excellent for children – for all facets of education that parents care about – academic, social, sport, and the arts and music.
While Dunedin is a little colder than most New Zealand cities, the locals are not deterred. Outdoor activities within ten minutes’ drive of the hospital include surfing, paddleboarding, fishing, mountain biking, sailing, and horse riding. There are several excellent ski fields three to four hours’ drive away catering to on-piste, cross-country, and back-country skiing / snowboarding. In summer, the central and north Otago lakes provide excellent water sports opportunities, and the Dunedin beaches are popular with surfers and cold-water immersion enthusiasts. Dunedin also has a vibrant arts scene, excellent restaurants, and the vineyards of Central Otago nearby.

For more about Dunedin check out this website – Ōtepoti | Dunedin New Zealand official website (

Mōu ake | 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 we will support an approach to the relevant service to support your additional interest.We are particularly interested in employing a physician with an interest and expertise in stroke medicine and/or geriatrics.

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.

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 per annum pro rata) – dependant on prior experience and allowances in additional to this.

Rā mōnehu | Closing Date: Open

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: 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:

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)
New employees of Te Whatu Ora Southern will need to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, which includes two doses and a booster dose of an approved vaccine. If you are unable to receive a COVID-19 vaccine or booster for any reason, please indicate this in your cover letter so we can discuss this with you further and establish if you meet any criteria for an exemption.

To apply

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Name: Recruitment Admin

Position: Recruitment Advisor


Phone: (03) 2145 769