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Internal Medicine Physician

Employer Southern DHB
Workplace Southern District Health Board
Specialty General / Internal Medicine
Term Permanent
Grading Specialist / Consultant
Hours per week 40
Commencement date Open
Application closing date 01 Feb 2021
Employer Southern DHB Workplace Southern District Health Board
Specialty General / Internal Medicine Term Permanent
Grading Specialist / Consultant Commencement date Open
Hours per week 40 Application closing date 01 Feb 2021

Job description

Internal Medicine Physician

• Dunedin Hospital
• Permanent, Fulltime

Our District Health Board covers the largest geographical catchment of all the DHB’s in New Zealand. We deliver to a population of approximately 329,000 people over the Otago and Southland regions, through two main centres, Dunedin and Invercargill. We proudly provide quality healthcare to our population.

If you are looking for a role in a team that values kindness and working collaboratively, with a view to the future of healthcare, then read on.

Our Internal Medicine Physicians contribute to the professional development and supervision of the supporting team of Registrars, House Officers and students at Dunedin Hospital. Teaching sessions are an implicit and regular feature of our department and includes formal lectures, weekly journal club, medical forums, grand rounds and audit meetings. Our Physicians pride themselves on providing excellent Registrar exam preparation courses and enjoy a nearly 100% success rate.

Whilst our senior staff primarily provide acute inpatient care for our patients at Dunedin Hospital, we also provide outpatient clinics at times to our satellite hospitals within the Southern District Health Board district.

In this full time 1 FTE, permanent role, you will be joining a dedicated team of up to ten Physicians, service provision includes equal participation in the after hour roster for weeknights and weekends.

Dunedin Hospital is a 350 bed tertiary hospital situated in the centre of the city, we are currently at the beginning of the process of building a new state of the art Hospital close to the original facilities. Southern DHB has close links to the University of Otago, and the Otago Medical School, one of New Zealand’s leading research Institutes.

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 specialty.

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.

Dunedin is a great little city with a big town feel and well known for its Southern Hospitality. Good schools, good transportation, safe city, cultural events, music, art, international cuisine, and outdoor activities. If you are considering a move down south feel free to come and talk to us about the job, the schools, the university, and the recreational potential which Dunedin and its surrounds possess.

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Closing Date: Monday, 1st February 2021

Candidates not currently registered with the New Zealand Medical Council should be aware that fit is a requirement of the NZ Medical Council that your medical 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 to allow your subsequent registration to be processed in a timely fashion. For more information please visit MCNZ website re EPIC Credentialing

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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