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Position Title: Rehabilitation Specialist/Medical Officer
Location: Otago
FTE (Hours): 0.6 - 0.95
Date Posted: 28/08/2019
Application Closing Date: 26/09/2019 11PM
Job #: 058700
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Rehabilitation Specialist

  • Dunedin
  • Fixed term, 24 hours to 38 hours


Southern DHB has an opportunity for a Rehabilitation Specialist to live and work in a part of the world renowned for lifestyle and work life balance while working with a dedicated team of likeminded health care professionals.  Our a team who together get the job done, who are there for each other and enjoy getting to know their patients, family, and the communities in which they live. This part time (0.6-0.95FTE) position is to undertake a fixed term parental leave at Dunedin hospital from September 2019 for 6 months.


Working in our Regional Inpatient Rehabilitation ward you will provide specialist rehabilitation services to people with physical and neurological disabilities who are generally aged between 16 and 65. We have a strong focus on interdisciplinary rehabilitation which is patient goal centred within a family/whanau and community framework.  Liaison with other hospital specialties and being an effective member of our MDT is an essential component of our successful management of complex health issues. Our objective is to enable patients to achieve the highest possible level of independence and the services operate with an emphasis on:


*   Promoting wellness, independence and participation

*   Close liaison with community services

*   Using a multi-disciplinary team approach.


As we have close links to the University of Otago’s School of Medicine part of your role will include teaching and we envisage the successful candidate to be committed to the teaching of medical students, and working with junior medical staff.

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 stone’s throw from your door.  Dunedin has an abundance of amenities, educational (primary through tertiary) facilities, arts scene and cultural life. 

In addition to enjoying a challenging and varied workload whilst maintaining the elusive work life balance, you can look forward to a competitive pay rate and a culture where staff are included, valued and respected for their expertise.


You will need to have completed your specialist training and be eligible for a vocational registration or general registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand.  The position offers an attractive remuneration package, relocation assistance and CME package.


If this sounds like it might be the opportunity for you, we encourage you to talk to our team about how we can support you, your partner and your family and provide you with the information to see that this is right move for you.


Closing Date: Thursday, 26 September 2019


Candidates who are not currently registered with the New Zealand Medical Council should be aware that from 1 November 2017 it will be the 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 MCNZ website re primary source verification  EPIC FAQ page  FAQ page  

EPIC log on page  


For further information please contact Milair Ryalls, Recruitment Advisor – Senior Medical Officers, Phone (03) 470 9604 or


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