Specialist Medical Oncologist

Dunedin, New Zealand
15 May 2017
21 Jun 2017
Contract Type
Part Time
  • Dual Employment Opportunity
  • Permanent, 0.8FTE - combination of Southern DHB (0.6FTE) and Mercy Cancer Care (0.2FTE)

We are pleased to offer a new and beneficial opportunity of shared employment between Oncology and Haematology Services at Southern DHB and Mercy Cancer Care (a private not-for- profit organisation aligned to Mercy Hospital), by establishing the dual employment of a Specialist Medical Oncologist to work part-time for both the Southern DHB and Mercy Cancer Care.

By joining our Oncology and Haematology team at Southern DHB in a 0.6 FTE role you get the best of a part-time role, whilst enjoying the benefits of working in a tertiary referral centre and living in a unique and attractive lifestyle location. Here at Dunedin Hospital, you will join a specialist team of 4 Medical Oncologists, 4 Radiation Oncologists and 4 Haematologists
supported by a strong multidisciplinary team.

Dunedin Hospital is a 350-bed teaching and training institution with strong links to the School of Medicine at Otago University.

We offer a full complement of sub-specialities and are 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.

The part-time 0.2FTE Mercy Cancer Care role offers candidates a joint position with Southern Blood and Cancer and Mercy Cancer Care. Mercy Cancer Care is Otago and Southlands only private Medical Oncology service, providing access for patients to a full range of medical therapies. There is room for significant growth in the service- guided by the right appointee.

We opened a custom-built facility in 2016, providing an elegant, welcoming and comfortable environment for patients to receive their treatment and for staff to work.

Mercy Cancer Care works closely with the public system and this joint employment offering reflects the collaborative nature of the relationship.

Outside of work, Dunedin is an excellent city to live in. It boasts a very competitive cost-of- living by Australasian standards, offers excellent schools, a relaxed lifestyle, world famous wildlife on the Otago Peninsula, acclaimed museums and excellent access to outdoors pursuits such as skiing/snowboarding, fishing, surfing, kayaking, mountain-biking and tramping. Many staff combine a hospital career with care of life-style blocks, pursuit of sporting or equestrian interests, viticulture or even farming.

The city centre is compact but has plenty of energy with more than 20,000 students adding to the local population in term-time.

A thriving live music scene, two theatres, three cinema complexes, periodic rock concerts and regular regional and national as well as intermittent international rugby matches add to the city’s vibrancy. Cultural events run annually, include ID Dunedin Fashion Week, the Dunedin Fringe Festival, the Dunedin Writers Festival, the Matariki Festival and numerous smaller events such as Summer Cuisine Scene and the Christmas Parade. In 2014, Dunedin was designated a UNESCO Creative City of Literature. The region is very family focused with facilities for numerous sports and recreational activities spread across the area and easy access to Central Otago with all of its great holiday spots and outdoor recreation opportunities. If you have an interest in a role working in a great facility, with an exceptional team with a focus on the community, please contact us.

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.

Closing date: Wednesday 21 June 2017.

Please note that screening of applications will be ongoing throughout this advertising period and our advertising will be removed from the SouthernDHB website in the event of the role being filled.

For further information please contact Milair Ryalls, Recruitment Advisor - Senior Medical Officers, phone +64 3 470 9604 or email:

We only accept online applications. Please apply via our website by clicking the apply button.

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