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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Rural Hospital Medicine Specialist or Dual trained FACEM or FACEM prepared to dual train in RHM Queenstown Lakes, Otago 16-May-2022
Emergency Department Specialist Invercargill, Southland 16-May-2022
Specialist - Intensive Care Dunedin, Otago 14-May-2022
Consultant Psychiatrist - Ward 9C Dunedin, Otago 13-May-2022
Consultant Vascular Surgeon Dunedin, Otago 10-May-2022
Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist - Fixed Term Dunedin, Otago 10-May-2022
Clinical Haematologist - Fixed Term/Locum Dunedin, Otago 08-May-2022
Consultant Radiologist - Dunedin Dunedin, Otago 08-May-2022
Consultant Gastroenterologist Dunedin, Otago or Invercargill, Southland 05-May-2022
Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist Invercargill, Southland 04-May-2022
General Medicine Physician - Fixed Term Dunedin, Otago 02-May-2022
Rural Hospital Medicine Specialist, FACEM or MOSS - 1 year Fixed Term Queenstown Lakes, Otago 01-May-2022
General Medicine Physician / Clinical Director - Southland Dunedin, Otago 01-May-2022
Consultant Radiologist - Invercargill Invercargill, Southland 29-Apr-2022
Gen Med Physician with Rheum sub specialty - Southland Invercargill, Southland 25-Apr-2022
Consultant Rheumatologist Southland Invercargill, Southland 25-Apr-2022
Orthopaedic Surgeon - Spinal Dunedin, Otago 25-Apr-2022
Consultant Radiation Oncologist Dunedin, Otago 22-Apr-2022