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LOCUM - Six Months - ENT Surgeon
Southland Hospital
1.0 FTE with on call

We are seeking applications from suitably experienced Otolaryngologists to LOCUM with us directly and help us meet our service requirements at Southland Hospital, Southland – The New Zealand We All Dream Of


By taking up a LOCUM contract directly with us means:

  • Better & Competitive Daily and on-call rates
  • Accommodation for length of stay
  • Vehicle for duration of stay
  • Return flights from point of origin to Invercargill
  • Registration & Visa costs included in your package if not already held


Mō te tūranga | About the role
We are looking for an experienced Otolaryngologist who can provide clinical expertise to deliver quality care for our region. Southland Hospital, being one of the newest hospitals in the South Island of New Zealand, provides 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.


If you have always wondered about working in Invercargill or needing a sampler about working life here, take this opportunity to get to know our team while helping us fill our gaps!


Mōu ake | 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 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.


However, you unwind, do it with us at Southland!


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. Check us out on Southland – The New Zealand We All Dream Of!


Rā mōnehu | Closing Date: 19 April 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 further information on flexibility and to discuss rates directly 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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