Career Opportunities

Specialists / Consultants (SMOs)

We employ approximately 360 Senior Medical Officers (SMO) and Senior Dental Officers (SDO) at Southern DHB. As you’ll know, the size of our hospitals allows for our staff to learn from one another, and as such you’ll thrive off teaching and learning from others on the job. Our talented team of SMOs, Medical Specialists and Consultants and Fellows lead a vast array of specialty services, including: anaesthesia, general surgery, intensive care, mental health, and emergency medicine, and many more.

“There’s a strong community – at work and in general – I felt at home and welcomed.”

“It really is a city – small, but not small minded. It is full of well-educated, well-read, well travelled, cultured people. But down to earth and very welcoming. There’s a real connection to the environment too. People really care.”

So, are you ready to make the leap? No matter where you’re at with your decision to move to Southern DBH, we want to hear from you. Phone (03) 470 9604 or email or and we can provide support and advice as you plan your move throughout the recruitment process. Here’s to a job that you’re passionate about with an unbeatable lifestyle at Southern DHB.

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Medical Oncologist - Locum Otago 23-Jul-2021
Medical Oncologist
Medical Oncologist 22-Jul-2021
Otago 22-Jul-2021
Consultant Psychiatrist - Adult Southland 13-Jul-2021
Specialist Intensive Care Otago 10-Jul-2021
Orthopaedic Consultant - General, Trauma, and Upper Limb Southland 09-Jul-2021
Orthopaedic Consultant - General, Trauma, Shoulder Arthroplasty, and Upper Limb Southland 09-Jul-2021
Consultant Radiation Oncologist Otago 06-Jul-2021
Renal Physician
Renal Physician 06-Jul-2021
Otago 06-Jul-2021
Emergency Department Specialist Southland 05-Jul-2021
Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist - Southland Southland 03-Jul-2021
Rural Hospital Medicine Fellowship Otago 30-Jun-2021
Consultant Radiation Oncologist Otago 27-Jun-2021