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Emergency Medicine Consultant - Sabbatical Cover

Emergency Medicine Consultant - Sabbatical Cover

  • Dunedin Hospital
  • Sabbatical Cover from  June - August 2023 (Fixed Term or Locum for the full period)
  • 1.0 FTE


Have you thought about moving to Dunedin and joining an environment that offers a better lifestyle and a workplace that is collaborative, progressive and passionate about learning? Or have you thought about returning to New Zealand for a short period of time and reactivating your  Vocational Registration to enjoy a laid back and balanced work life?  If these scenarios sound like this get in touch about your options to join us temporarily as one of our Emergency Medicine Consultant is taking a 3-month sabbatical from June - August 2023. 


Mō te tūranga | About the role
Dunedin Hospital provides a full range of tertiary services and the Emergency Department delivers all aspects of Emergency Medicine practice including major trauma reception, fracture management, procedural sedation and paediatric emergency medicine. Close links with the University of Otago and the National Poisons Centre mean the department has a strong and active interest in point-of-care ultrasound, toxicology and simulation. The department is accredited for advanced training by the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine and sees approximately 47,000 patients per year with a full and varied spectrum of pathology.


Mōu ake | About you
Applicants must have completed their specialist training, and already eligible for vocational registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand.  You would need to be able to cover the whole period - from June - August 2023. 


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.


Rā mōnehu | Closing Date:  Friday, 21 April 2023
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 and direct applications only. Please apply via our website:

For a job description or rates discussion, 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)
  • New employees of Te Whatu Ora Southern will need to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, which includes two doses and a booster dose of an approved vaccine. If you are unable to receive a COVID-19 vaccine or booster for any reason, please indicate this in your cover letter so we can discuss this with you further and establish if you meet any criteria for an exemption.

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