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ENT Surgeon, Fixed Term

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

Job description

ENT Surgeon – Fixed Term

Live the lifestyle, and do your best work!
Invercargill, Southern New Zealand
Fixed term 6-12 months, full time
Summer’s coming – apply now!

Is it time for you to try a different part of the world, take the opportunity to work but also some time to relax and take in some new scenery? Come and join us this year, for a six to 12 month contract in the fabulous southern region of New Zealand.

About the opportunity

We are now looking for an experienced Otolaryngologist to join our Surgical Services team at Southland Hospital, one of New Zealand’s newest hospitals.  This fixed term 6-12 month position is generalist with on-call responsibilities.  Southland Hospital, providing modern and easily accessible facilities for staff and patients, is the base hospital for a wide geographical area and set of diverse communities, creating enormous scope for variety in the work of a talented professional like you.  You will be the sole ENT practitioner on site and will be supported by the clinical leader and colleagues from Dunedin Hospital, who also undertake clinics at Southland Hospital. Seeing a full range of patients in this role will have you performing procedures such as endoscopic sinus surgery, middle ear surgery, facial skin cancer surgery and paediatric ENT procedures, while all major head & neck surgery is currently carried out at Dunedin Hospital.

About our location

Located in the lower South Island, Southland offers a wide range of recreational activities. Home to two of New Zealand’s national parks on offer are tramping & hunting, internationally acclaimed fishing and a wide range of outdoor pursuits, including ski fields and lakes within easy driving distance.  Recognised as an ideal place to raise a family, Invercargill is a modern growing city offering access to outstanding leisure pursuits and a caring, safe community. The city also has all the facilities of a larger city without the hassles of congestion and traffic, and there are excellent schools and affordable housing.  However you unwind, do it here!

About you 

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 are on offer for the right candidate. 

Candidates who are not currently registered with the New Zealand Medical Council should be aware that from 1 November 2017 it will be 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  EPIC FAQ page  FAQ page  EPIC log on page   

Closing Date: Open until filled

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 Email: without delay.

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

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