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ENT Surgeon - Southland

ENT Surgeon 

Southland Hospital
Salary : ASMS MECA 2024 (NZD 185,380 - 267,980)


  • Patient focused care & make a difference in the community!
  • Friendly & Professional team
  • Option for Permanent or One Year Fixed term – 1.0 FTE


Mō te tūranga | About the role

We are looking for experienced Otolaryngologists who are transformational leaders; providing clinical expertise to deliver quality care for our region. Southland Hospital is one of the newest hospital’s in the South Island of New Zealand, providing modern and easily accessible facilities for staff and patients alone.  We are a base hospital covering a wide geographical area therefore creating an enormous scope for variety in the work of a talented professional like you. 


In this role, you will assist with the education and supervision of surgical staff and medical students. As the ENT practitioner on site at Southland Hospital, you will  be supported by the clinical leader and colleagues from Dunedin Hospital, who are also undertaking clinics at Southland Hospital. You will see the full range of patients in this role and perform a variety of procedures such as endoscopic sinus surgery, middle ear surgery, facial skin cancer surgery  and paediatric ENT procedures, all major head & neck surgery is currently carried out at Dunedin Hospital.


Located in the lower South Island, Southland offers a wide range of recreational activities. It is home to two of New Zealand’s national parks offering opportunities for tramping, internationally acclaimed fishing and a wide range of outdoor pursuits. Four ski fields are within easy driving distance.  Recognised as an ideal place to raise a family, Invercargill is a modern city offering access to outstanding leisure pursuits and a caring, safe community. The city also has superb facilities such as the brand new indoor velodrome and sporting complex, excellent schools and an enterprising, innovative tertiary education provider, where free fees exist.


About You

As an outstanding team player, you'll have the energy to make a positive difference with both patients and colleagues alike.  In addition to enjoying a challenging and varied workload, you can look forward to a competitive pay rate and a culture where staff are included, valued and respected for their expertise. We are affiliated with the University of Otago Medical School and Southland Hospital provides training to registrars, so you’ll need to be someone who is enthusiastic about teaching and passing on your knowledge to junior members of staff.  You must have completed your specialist training to make you eligible for registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand. An attractive remuneration package, relocation assistance and CME allowance is on offer.


However you unwind, do it with us at Southland!


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Mō mātou | About us
Te Whatu Ora - Southern has the largest geographical coverage of all the New Zealand regions, providing services to 350,000 people in diverse communities. We take pride in all the services we provide, and our aim is to improve, promote and protect the health of our region. We believe that our dedicated and passionate staff are a significant driving force behind the achievement of these standards, and we need more like-minded people to help us continue providing for our community.


Painga | Benefits

  • Full Support for Work Visa Application and NZ Medical Council Registration
  • Work life balance 
  • Amazing wildlife at your doorstep & local beaches with world famous surfing
  • Average commute time of 10-15mins


Utu whānui |Salary range
This role belongs to the ASMS Collective Agreement and falls between the Step 1 ($185,380) and Step 15 ($267,980 per annum pro rata) – dependant on prior experience


Rā mōnehu | Closing Date: 26 July 2024
Due to the fast-paced nature of what we do, our vacancy close dates may be subject to change. Don’t delay, make sure you apply as soon as possible.


Tono ināianei | Apply now
We only accept online applications. Please apply via our website:


For a job description or to discuss, please contact, Agatha Chen, Recruitment Advisor – Senior Medical Officers with your CV. Phone: +64 3 470 9604 or email:


If you currently work for Te Whatu Ora- Health New Zealand - Southern , please apply for this role via our internal careers site, found here:  Pulse > Applications > Corporate > SuccessFactors


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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