Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist

Invercargill (Locality), Southland (NZ)
07 Sep 2018
08 Oct 2018
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist

  • Womens’ Health Services
  • Southland Hospital, Invercargill, New Zealand
  • Permanent, full-time

Southland Hospital is a modern secondary level facility, with first class clinical support facilities and excellent links to our closest tertiary centre in Dunedin. 

There are approximately 1,400 births per year at Southland Hospital and a further 200 in the rural areas. The department consists of a 14 room maternity unit with 4 birthing rooms, a level two 5 cot neonatal unit and a dedicated Women’s Health Unit. The service is supported by a team of experienced midwives, obstetrics, gynaecology and colposcopy nurses.

This role is primarily based in Invercargill with some travel across the Southern District being expected. Participation is expected in the on-call roster, routine obstetrics, routine gynaecology and colposcopy clinics, including some outreach clinics. We would be keen to hear from a wide range of applicants from new graduates to those with an interest in clinical leadership, complex obstetrics or urogynaecology.

The department is affiliated to the Dunedin School of Medicine, University of Otago and has a strong focus on educational development with daily obstetric handover and weekly teaching sessions, and has recently achieved a four year accreditation for O&G training by RANZCOG.

Invercargill is the southern-most city in New Zealand’s South Island and is renowned for its friendly and unhurried pace of life and strong sense of community. There are abundant sports and other amenities, educational facilities (primary through tertiary), as well as a vibrant arts and cultural scene. Close by are national parks, and summer and winter playgrounds that are part of Queenstown and Central Otago. 

Applicants must have completed, or be about to complete their specialist training and be eligible for vocational registration with Medical Council of New Zealand. The position offers an attractive remuneration package, relocation assistance and CME allowance.

Closing date: Monday, 8 October 2018.

Please note - important information for overseas graduates who are applying: The Medical Council of New Zealand (the Council) introduced a new method of primary source verification using the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates’ Electronic Portfolio of International Credentials (ECFMG’s EPIC) service. Please visit the Council’s website for more details about these changes -

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

To Apply:

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We  are visiting the UK and Ireland in September, and we invite all interested people to send their details to and come and meet us in London, Manchester, Dublin or Edinburgh.

Southern DHB is open to discussing how we will assist you in your relocation to New Zealand, including Immigration New Zealand and Medical Council of New Zealand requirements.

Apply for an interview in the UK with our travelling team.

London 22nd – 23rd September 2018

Dublin 25th September 2018

Edinburgh 27th September 2018

Manchester 29th – 30th September 2018