Consultant Haematologist 

Otago (NZ)
10 Apr 2018
08 May 2018
Career Level
Contract Type
Fixed Contract
Full Time

Dunedin, New Zealand

  • Full-time, permanent or fixed term

We are looking for either a fixed term or permanent specialist to join us at Dunedin Hospital, part of the Southern DHB. Joining a team of 5 Haematologists, 5 Medical Oncologists and 4 Radiation Oncologists working within the Southern Blood and Cancer Service in the lower South Island of New Zealand. You will contribute to the provision of safe, best practice, cost effective clinical services to patients of, and referred to the Clinical and Laboratory Haematology Department. A key component of this role will be contributing to the team of clinicians overseeing the inpatient and outpatient management of our patients undergoing treatment for acute leukaemia, high grade lymphoma etc, in addition to coagulation disorders. Acting as a mentor and positive role model, you will contribute to teaching/training at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. As part of the single service multiple sites model, you must be able to work across our district from our hub in the city of Dunedin. 

Bringing a successful background and experience in managing patients, you will have demonstrated a high standard of clinical practice in haematology. Flexible and adaptable to change, you will have experience in quality improvement activities with the ability to work collaboratively within a multidisciplinary environment. Experience in clinical teaching will also hold you in good stead for this role. As the ideal candidate, you will have extensive work experience in clinical haematology, with sub-speciality experience and research in aspects of general and malignant haematology, including the treatment of coagulation disorders and thrombosis. However, we are certainly interested in candidates with other sub specialty experience.
Dunedin is a city known for their southern hospitality and having some of New Zealand’s most famous scenery and holiday spots on its doorstep (Queenstown, Wanaka, Milford Sound, Stewart Island to name a few). You can enjoy a diverse range of leisure activities, from skiing to trout fishing, surfing, hiking or mountain biking just a stones throw from your door. Dunedin has an abundance of amenities, educational (primary through tertiary) facilities, arts scene and cultural life.  

You must hold a Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) or equivalent, with Fellowship of Royal Australasian College of Physicians with advanced training in Clinical Haematology or equivalent. You must have or be eligible for vocational and / or Locum Tenens registration in Internal Medicine and Pathology with the Medical Council of New Zealand ( The position offers an attractive remuneration package, relocation assistance and CME package.  

Candidates who are not currently registered with the New Zealand Medical Council should be aware it is a requirement of the NZ Medical Council that your qualifications are approved through EPIC. If you have a commitment to working in New Zealand it is highly recommended that you start this process as soon as possible, so as to allow your subsequent registration to be undertaken in a timely fashion. For more information please visit the MCNZ website:

Closing date: Open

Candidates please note that screening of applications will be ongoing throughout this advertising period, and our advertising will be removed from the Southern DHB 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 

To Apply: 

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