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Medical Director - Surgical and Radiology Directorate

Employer Southern DHB
Workplace Southern District Health Board
Specialty Medical Administration
Term Permanent
Grading Medical Officer
Hours per week 20
Commencement date Open
Application closing date 10 Dec 2021
Employer Southern DHB Workplace Southern District Health Board
Specialty Medical Administration Term Permanent
Grading Medical Officer Commencement date Open
Hours per week 20 Application closing date 10 Dec 2021

Job description

Medical Director - Surgical and Radiology Directorate

Dunedin or Invercargill based
Permanent, 0.5 FTE
District wide leadership role
Southern DHB is pleased to be accepting applications for Medical Director for the Surgical and Radiology Directorate. This is a district wide role and your main task will be to ensure the delivery of high quality health and disability services within the Surgical and Radiology Directorate.

About the role

As Medical Director for Surgery and Radiology Services, your role is critical in ensuring that Southern DHB continues to be a leader in providing quality equitable surgical and radiology services. You will provide medical leadership both strategically and operationally, ensuring that we maintain strong quality and safety protocols, procedures and processes while at the same time developing strategy that will explore innovative ways of providing care to our patients. This role will also ensure we actively support the development, professional conduct and welfare of our Specialist Medical Officers.


Create and implement our surgical and radiology services strategies
Ensure the development and implementation of a framework which allows medical staff district-wide to:
- Ensure effective strategies are developed in collaboration with consumers and the wider clinical teams
- Ensure two-way communication within and between clinical services
- Encourage cross-functional integration, support and coordination, especially with regard to organisation-wide and Southern DHB goals and objectives
- Develop and implement clinical policies and standards in a cohesive manner
Ensure accountability and delivery of safe resource allocation and decision making during budget setting and day to day resource management and quality improvement
Please note that the position is based in Dunedin or Southland however this is a district role and will involve travel around the Southern Region.

About Southern District Health Board

Our DHB covers the largest geographical catchment of all the DHB's in New Zealand. We proudly strive to provide top quality healthcare to our diverse patient population and we are recruiting an experienced Specialist for a permanent, part time Medical Director. You will be part of team that is going places, with strategic and expansive plans in place. The new Dunedin Hospital with sites opening in 2024 and 2029 will provide a focus for change and innovation. With the nationwide changes we are embracing, you will be part of a diverse and inclusive group of colleagues where collaboration is an important element of our team make up.

About you

The successful applicant will be a practising clinician who has experience in service innovation and a keen interest in clinical governance. It is essential that you have demonstrated experience in a relevant area and be a proven leader with extensive knowledge of clinical quality and best practice and their applications within the Health Sector. You will need to have excellent communication and interpersonal skills to work with a wide range of people and promote the culture of the Southern DHB Vision and Values. You will foster an environment where the people within our organisation work in partnership to promote an optimum patient experience. It is important you are confident and capable in providing professional advice to team members and working with the professional leaders to ensure a skilled and credentialed workforce.

About our locations

The Southern district offers the benefits of excellent amenities, first class primary through to tertiary education, affordable housing and outstanding recreational opportunities. Whether its surfing, kayaking or sailing; skiing, hunting or fishing, theatre, live-music or art - there's literally something for everyone. Check out our website for what the region and we can offer you and your whanau. Both Dunedin and Invercargill are great little cities with a big town feel and well-known for their Southern Hospitality. Outside of work, you will find life to be very easy with its minimal commuter time, affordable living, great schools, laid back lifestyle and world-famous wildlife. Central Otago (Queenstown and Wanaka) are world notable holiday destinations and are within the Southern DHB catchment.

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We will be screening applications before the closing date to ensure we can start interviewing once the role closes.

Closing date: Friday, 10 December 2021.

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:

COVID vaccination requirements

Following the update to COVID-19 Public Health Response (Vaccinations) Order 2021, to be employed with Southern DHB you will be required to be fully vaccinated 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 undertake your first vaccination no later than the 15 November 2021 and be fully vaccinated, as required by the Order, by 1 January 2022.

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)
To apply

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