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Locum - Medical Oncologist

LOCUM – Consultant Medical Oncologist - Six Months
Dunedin Hospital

1.0 FTE with on call

We are seeking applications from suitably experienced Medical Oncologist to LOCUM with us directly and help us meet our service requirements at Dunedin Hospital.


By taking up a LOCUM contract directly with us you will receive:

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


Mo te turanga | About the role
The Southern Blood & Cancer Service provides a team of 7 Medical Oncologists and 1 nurse practitioner, 4 Radiation Oncologists and 7 Haematologists working in a tertiary referral centre with strong links to the School of Medicine at Otago University.


Our Service provides regional care and covers the lower South Island so you would be required to participate in outreach clinics. You will also be expected to participate in an on call roster overseeing admissions and managing in-patients with your RMO team and providing advice to clinicians and patients throughout the district.

We believe that our dedicated and passionate staff are a significant driving force behind the achievement of our high standards, and we need more like-minded people to help us continue providing for our community.


Are you looking for a better lifestyle and a workplace that is collaborative, progressive and passionate about learning? We would like to invite you to check us out by taking up a six month locum commitment with us at Dunedin Hospital. You will find that along with a work-life balance, you will be part of a united inclusive and increasingly diverse team   with a strong sense of manaakitanga (caring).  


Outside of work the local Otago /Southland area offers a wide range of outdoor adventure opportunities, cultural events, and community groups to suit a variety of interests.

If you have thought about coming to with us, talk to us now and see how we can fit into your career and lifestyle as we are keen to appoint a Medical Oncologist who shares our vision of providing excellence in patient care and who wishes to contribute  towards continuous improvement in  our service.


Mōu ake | About you
A requirement of the position is that you will have Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians or an equivalent qualification, enabling specialist (vocational) registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand. 


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 continuouslyimprove, promote and protect the health of our region. 


Rā mōnehu |Closing Date:  Friday 27 October 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 accept online applications only. Please apply via our website:

For a job description or further information, 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)
  • Covid-19 Vaccination is expected for all Workers at higher risk of workplace exposure to COVID-19 through face-to-face patient interaction, working in clinical areas and contact with potentially infectious materials and surfaces.

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