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Consultant Ophthalmologist

Consultant Ophthalmologist

  • Dunedin Hospital
  • Permanent 1 FTE (Flexible)


Southern DHB has an opportunity at Dunedin Hospital for a Consultant Ophthalmologist. We are seeking a General ophthalmologist - ideally with an interest in Ocular Plastics for a fulltime, permanent position at Dunedin Public Hospital Eye Department. We are happy to hear from ophthalmologists with other subspecialty interests. The Dunedin Public Hospital Eye Department provides ophthalmology services to all of Otago and Southland so we require a dynamic, hardworking individual with excellent time management skills to become an integral part of our close-knit team. Dunedin City offers excellent lifestyles choices including multiple recreation opportunities, excellent public and private schools, affordable living and big city charm while remaining compact and easy to get around.


About Us

Dunedin Hospital is a 350 bed tertiary hospital with close links to the University of Otago, one of New Zealand’s leading research Institutes. Applicants should be enthusiastic about teaching and passing your knowledge to junior members of staff as Southern DHB is affiliated with the Otago Medical School and Dunedin Hospital provides training to three Registrars from the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists.


About You

We are seeking an Ophthalmologist that knows the New Zealand health system intricately and the constraints we face within ophthalmology – so we welcome applications from a forward thinking, innovative ophthalmologist that loves challenges and working in a busy department. This role is primarily based in Dunedin but some travel across the Southern District is expected. You will be expected to participate in the on call roster, routine ophthalmology clinics, theatre and some outreach clinics. You will also need to be flexible with your scheduling. You must have completed your specialist training and be eligible or already hold vocational registration with the New Zealand Medical Council.



  • Eligibility for vocational registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand
  • FRANZCO or equivalent board certification (American board of Ophthalmology, FRCSC, FRCOphth)
  • Excellent communication and time management skills


About Dunedin

Dunedin is a vibrant University city, with a big town feel and well-known for its Southern Hospitality providing you with a great place to live and work. The surrounding districts include Fiordland and Central Otago and these beautiful places are easily accessible from Dunedin. The Southern region offers affordable living, great schools, and a relaxed way of life with no traffic jams in sight.


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


Closing Date:  OPEN

We will be screening applications to ensure we can start interviewing but this role may be closed earlier.


To Apply:

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


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:

  • Occupational Health Assessment
  • Police Vetting / Ministry of Justice safety checks
  • Serious misconduct checks (previous Public Service departments and statutory Crown entities only)

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