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Internal Medicine Physician - Fixed Term

Internal Medicine Physician

  • Dunedin Hospital, Dunedin
  • Fixed Term 05/01/2022 - 06/01/2023


Our District Health Board covers the largest geographical catchment of all the DHB’s in New Zealand. We deliver to a population of approximately 329,000 people over the Otago and Southland regions, through two main centres, Dunedin and Invercargill. We proudly provide quality healthcare to our population. If you are looking for a role in a team that values kindness and working collaboratively, with a view to the future of healthcare, then read on.


Our Internal Medicine Physicians contribute to the professional development and supervision of the supporting team of Registrars, House Officers and students at Dunedin Hospital. Teaching sessions are an implicit and regular feature of our department and includes formal lectures, weekly journal club, medical forums, grand rounds and audit meetings.  Our Physicians pride themselves on providing excellent Registrar exam preparation courses and enjoy a nearly 100% success rate. Whilst our senior staff primarily provide acute inpatient care for our patients at Dunedin Hospital, we also provide outpatient clinics at times to our satellite hospitals within the Southern District Health Board district.


You will be joining a dedicated team of Physicians all of whom participate in the rostered leadership of our on call Internal Medicine team, which operates 24/7 365 days per year. Service provision will include equal participation in the after hour roster for weeknights and weekends, at times you will be a second on-call on the roster. This is a full time 1.0 FTE role with on call duties.


Dunedin Hospital is a 350 bed tertiary hospital situated in the centre of the city, we are currently at the beginning of the process of building a new state of the art Hospital close to the original facilities. Southern DHB has close links to the University of Otago,  and the Otago Medical School, one of New Zealand’s leading research Institutes. 


As the successful candidate, you will have a broad Internal Medicine background. We are keen to hear from you if you are dual trained, and will support an approach to the relevant DHB service to support your additional interest. A Fellowship with the RACP or an overseas equivalent is essential, as is eligibility for vocational registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand. Applications from overseas Physicians are welcome with a start date negotiated taking New Zealand registration and immigration requirements into consideration.


Dunedin is a great little city with a big town feel and well-known for its Southern Hospitality. Good schools, good transportation, safe city, cultural events, music, art, international cuisine, and outdoor activities.  If you’re considering a move down south feel free to come and talk to us about the job, the schools, the university, and the recreational potential which Dunedin and its surrounds possess. 


About Southern DHB

Southern DHB has the largest regional coverage of all the New Zealand health boards, providing services to 350,000 people in diverse communities across a huge geographical area. 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.


Now is also a great time to relocate to Southern if you were considering a move. The Southern district offers the benefits of excellent amenities, first class primary through to tertiary education and outstanding recreational opportunities. Whether it is surfing, kayaking or sailing; skiing, hunting or fishing; theatre, live-music or art – there’s literally something for everyone. Why don’t you check out https://careers.southernhealth.nz/ for what the region and we can offer you and your whanau.


For further information please contact Agatha Chen, Recruitment Advisor – Senior Medical Officers, Phone (03) 470 9604 or Email:agatha.chen@southerndhb.govt.nz 


Closing Date:  23 December 2021 

We will be screening applications before the closing date to ensure we can start interviewing once the role closes on 23 December 2021 but this may be closed earlier.


To Apply:

We only accept online applications.  Please apply via our website: www.southerndhb.govt.nz/careers/

We will be screening applications before the closing date to ensure we can start interviewing once the role closes on 17 December 2021 but this may be closed earlier.


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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