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Medical Oncologist

Specialist Medical Oncologist

Dunedin Hospital

Salary: ASMS MECA 2022 (NZD 170,369 - 250,560)


  • Join us as we change the future of healthcare in Southern NZ (Permanent up to 1.0 FTE negotiable)
  • Close knit, supportive team


We are keen to appoint a Medical Oncologist who shares our vision of providing excellence in patient care and contributing towards continuous improvement to our service.


Mō te tūranga | About the role
Te Whatu Ora Southern has an exciting opportunity for you to embark on a new challenge living in a unique and attractive location in beautiful Aotearoa.  We are seeking a highly motivated Medical Oncologist to join our friendly team in Dunedin Hospital on a permanent basis.


The Southern Blood & Cancer Service provides a team of 8 Medical Oncologists and 1 nurse practitioner, 5 Radiation Oncologists and 6 Haematologists working in a tertiary referral centre with strong links to the School of Medicine at Otago University. Dunedin Hospital is a 350-bed teaching and training institution that offers a full complement of sub-specialities and a training site for the Royal Australasian College of Physicians. As such we encourage and support staff research and their continuing medical education. Our Service has a solid research program and we would welcome applications from Physicians with a sub-speciality interest or those with an interest in teaching.


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.


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 for what we can offer you and your whanau.


If this sounds like the opportunity you have been waiting for then apply today!


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 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

  • Supportive team
  • Work life balance - Potential for a 0.8 – 1.0 FTE 


Utu whānui |Salary range

This role belongs to the ASMS Collective Agreement and falls between the Step 1 ($170,369) and Step 15 ($250,560 p.a prorata)


Rā mōnehu |Closing Date:  Friday, 31st March 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 applications. 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)
  • 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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