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ENT Surgeon, Fixed Term

Employer Southern DHB
Workplace Southland Hospital
Specialty Ophthalmology
Term Locum
Grading Specialist / Consultant
Hours per week 40
Commencement date Open
Application closing date 10 Jan 2019
Employer Southern DHB Workplace Southland Hospital
Specialty Ophthalmology Term Locum
Grading Specialist / Consultant Commencement date Open
Hours per week 40 Application closing date 10 Jan 2019

Job description

Is it time for you to take a break, try something a bit different, try another part of the world, have the opportunity to work…. but also some time to relax and take in some new scenery?

Southland Hospital is one of the newest hospitals in the South Island of New Zealand, providing modern and easily accessible facilities for both staff and patients. Southland Hospital is the base hospital for a wide geographical area, creating enormous scope for variety of work.
We are looking for an experienced Otolaryngologist to join us on a fixed term basis (between six months and a year) in a generalist position with an on-call responsibilities. You will be the sole ENT practitioner on site at Southland Hospital, you will be supported by the clinical leader and colleagues from Dunedin Hospital, who also undertake clinics at Southland Hospital. You will see a full range of patients in this role and perform a variety of procedures such as endoscopic sinus surgery, middle ear surgery, facial skin cancer surgery and paediatric ENT procedures. All major head & neck surgery is currently carried out at Dunedin Hospital.

Located in the lower South Island, Southland offers a wide range of recreational activities. It’s the perfect time of the year to join us and the location is certainly something to take advantage of. It is home to two of New Zealand’s national parks offering opportunities for tramping, internationally acclaimed fishing and a wide range of outdoor pursuits. Four ski fields are within easy driving distance.

Recognised as an ideal place to raise a family, Invercargill is a modern city offering access to outstanding leisure pursuits and a caring, safe community. The city also has superb facilities such as the brand new indoor velodrome and sporting complex, excellent schools and an enterprising, innovative tertiary education provider.

You must have completed your specialist training to make you eligible for registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand. An attractive remuneration package, relocation assistance and CME allowance.

Candidates who are not currently registered with the New Zealand Medical Council should be aware that it is the requirement of the NZ Medical Council that your qualifications are approved through EPIC. If you have a commitment to working in New Zealand it is highly recommended that you start this process as soon as possible so as to allow your subsequent registration to be undertaken in a timely fashion. For more information please visit MCNZ website re primary source verification.

Closing Date: Thursday, 10 January 2019

Candidates please note that screening of applications will be ongoing throughout this advertising period and our advertising will be removed from the Southern DHB website in the event of the role being filled.

For further information please contact Milair Ryalls, Recruitment Advisor – Senior Medical Officers, Phone (03) 470 9604 or

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Name Milair Ryalls
Position Recruitment Advisor
Phone (03) 2145 769
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