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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Provisional Fellowship Anaesthetist Otago 17-Jun-2021
Consultant Psychiatrist - Adult Southland 14-Jun-2021
Medical Officer Special Scale (MO) - Public Health - COVID-19 Response Otago 14-Jun-2021
Specialist Intensive Care Otago 11-Jun-2021
Medical Oncologist - Permanent Otago 10-Jun-2021
Consultant Radiation Oncologist Otago 07-Jun-2021
Emergency Department Specialist Southland 06-Jun-2021
Consultant Radiation Oncologist Otago 29-May-2021
Medical Oncologist
Medical Oncologist 25-May-2021
Otago 25-May-2021
Community Respiratory & Sleep Physician Southland 24-May-2021
Clinical Haematologist - Locum/Consultant Otago 20-May-2021