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Pain Medicine Specialist

Persistent Pain Medicine Specialist or Senior Medical Officer/MOSS 

  • Dunedin Hospital
  • Permanent 0.4FTE
  • Salary: ASMS MECA 2022 (NZD 185,380- 267,980)

The Persistent Pain Service at Dunedin Hospital is a Interprofessional Outpatient Service, and we are looking for a Pain Specialist to join our team!

Mō te tūranga | About the role

The Persistent Pain Service team includes physiotherapy, clinical psychology, occupational therapy, and other senior medical specialists. This is a time of transition for the service with a recent change in the Model of Care and home-base, both occurring with a vision to improve patient’s access to the Persistent Pain Service across the Southern region.  As such, this is an exciting time to join and be actively involved in service development and improvement.

The Pain Medicine Specialist will work closely with patients, their family and whanau providing advanced level assessment, intervention and evaluation of their health-related difficulties in an outpatient setting. As part of the role, you will also work within an interdisciplinary team, other health professionals, organisations and stakeholders, including primary care practitioners and non-government organisations who have a supportive care function locally and regionally.


Candidates should hold or be working towards a pain specialist qualification or have a special interest in pain such that you are knowledgeable and experienced in working with complex needs clients and able to demonstrate excellent assessment, formulation, treatment planning and therapy skills.  You will be a confident and effective communicator, bring a flexible approach with excellent organisational skills, and be passionate about your work. You will also be a strong supportive team player and be proactive in the interdisciplinary team.  

Mōu ake | About you
Applicants must be registered by the New Zealand Medical Council or hold a qualification which can be registered.

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.


Utu whānui |Salary range

This role belongs to the ASMS Collective Agreement and falls between the Step 1 ($185,380) and Step 15 ($267,980 per annum pro rata) – dependant on prior experience


Rā mōnehu |Closing Date:  Friday 16 August 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 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)

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