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Plastic Surgeon

Plastic Surgeon

Dunedin Hospital

Fixed Term ( 1.0 FTE) – Parental Leave Cover

Southern District Health Board


About Southern District Health Board

Welcome to Southern DHB! Our DHB covers the largest geographical catchment amongst all the DHB’s in New Zealand. We proudly strive to provide top quality healthcare to our diverse patient population. We are now looking for a dynamic, forward thinking Plastic Surgeon  for a parental leave cover.


About the Role

This is a full time 1.0 FTE role based in Dunedin. The parental leave will start in Dec 2021 and end in June 2022.


As an introduction, we provide care for a population of approximately 350,000 spread over the lower South Island of New Zealand.  Our staff enjoy close relationships with the University of Otago, School of Medicine and Otago Polytechnic School of Nursing. We benefit from continuous professional development, involvement with medical and nursing student training, participation in research and many more opportunities arising from working in a combined clinical-academic environment. 


Currently we are a team of four and you would work in a close and supportive environment. Our department provides generalist plastic surgery service; therefore good exposure to a great variety of plastic surgery including skin cancer treatment, breast reconstruction, elective hand surgery (acute hands are managed primarily by Orthopaedics) and the opportunity to provide reconstructive collaboration with the Orthopaedic, ENT & General Surgical Services. Some experience in management of burns and experience in microsurgery is essential. We are well supported by the other Plastic Surgery centres in NZ with regard to large burns, cleft lip & palate, craniofacial surgery and vascular anomaly surgery.


We work very closely together and we value a welcoming, safe, equitable and inclusive work environment. Therefore, it is key for you to have a sound understanding of and commitment to multi-cultural living and family / whanau principles. These core values align with our work and life practices and team well-being.


About Dunedin
Dunedin is a great little city with a big town feel and well-known for its Southern Hospitality. Outside of work, you will find life in Dunedin to be very easy with its great schools, laid back lifestyle and world-famous wildlife on the Otago Peninsula. This compact  yet vibrant regional city has plenty of energy, which is to be expected with it being a University town. This sustains great activities such as theatre, stunning gardens, art galleries, live-music and a diverse selection of restaurants and cafés. Central Otago is a notable holiday destination and many outdoor recreation opportunities are easily accessible from Dunedin.


About You

This role is open to registered Medical Practitioners who have Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS) or equivalent, enabling specialist (vocational) registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand .


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 10 Dec 2021 but this may be closed earlier.

For further information please contact, Agatha Chen, Recruitment Advisor – Senior Medical Officers, Phone: +64 3 470 9604 or email: agatha.chen@southerndhb.govt.nz


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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