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ENT Surgeon

Employer Southern DHB
Workplace Southern District Healthboard
Specialty Otolaryngology
Term Permanent
Grading Specialist / Consultant
Hours per week 40
Commencement date Open
Application closing date Open
Employer Southern DHB Workplace Southern District Healthboard
Specialty Otolaryngology Term Permanent
Grading Specialist / Consultant Commencement date Open
Hours per week 40 Application closing date Open

Job description

Permanent, full-time
About Southern District Health Board

Southern DHB covers the largest geographical catchment amongst all the DHB's in New Zealand. We proudly strive to provide top-quality healthcare to our diverse patient population and we are looking for an additional ENT Surgeon to be based in Invercargill.

About us

Southland Hospital is one of the newest Hospitals in the South Island of New Zealand, providing modern and easily accessible facilities for staff and patients. Southland Hospital is the base hospital for a wide geographical area, creating enormous scope for variety in the work of a talented professional.

About the role

We are looking for an accredited specialist Otolaryngologist to provide clinical expertise to deliver quality care for our region. You will also assist with the education and supervision of surgical trainees, and medical students. In this role, you will join a full-time colleague based in Invercargill with regular (weekly) additional service support from 5 of the ENT surgeons based in Dunedin who provide general service provision and tertiary support as required. We are looking for a generalist ENT surgeon able to offer a wide range of clinical and surgical care for the local adult and paediatric population. In addition, there is a considerable head and neck skin cancer workload. Additional training in this area can be offered if required. The majority of the major head and neck surgery is carried out at Dunedin Hospital at present, but this can be modified to fit with your skill/comfort level in the future.

Once fully registered with the NZ Medical Council, the option of private practice would be available in the future.

Located in the lower South Island, Southland offers a wide range of recreational activities. 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, where free fees exist.

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 is on offer.

However you unwind do it with us at Southland!

To apply

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

We will be screening applications before the closing date to ensure we can start interviewing once the role closes on Thursday, 18 November 2021 but this may be closed earlier.

For job description or further information please contact, Agatha Chen, Recruitment Advisor - Senior Medical Officers with your CV. Phone: +64 3 470 9604 or email:

Do you currently work for Southern DHB? If so, please apply for this role via the internal careers site.

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 this also includes the requirement that you are fully vaccinated against COVID 19 by 1 December 2021, as a health care worker. If you have already been fully vaccinated you will need to provide proof of this to Occupational Health staff. If you are not yet fully vaccinated you must make arrangements to ensure you have received at least one vaccination before starting work, and be fully vaccinated, as required by the Order, by 1 December 2021.
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Vacancy contact details
Name Agatha Chen
Position Recruitment Advisor - Senior Medical Officers
Phone +64 3 470 9604
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