Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist

Dunedin (Territorial authority), Otago (NZ)
11 Dec 2018
14 Jan 2019
Career Level
Contract Type

Womens’ Health Services, Southland Hospital, Invercargill, New Zealand

Permanent, full-time or part-time

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

There are approximately 1400 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 it 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 (primary through tertiary) facilities, 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.

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.

Please note - important information for overseas graduates who are applying: The Medical Council of New Zealand have 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:

Closing date: Wednesday, 9 January 2019.

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