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Position Title: General Surgeon – Gastroenterology/ Colorectal
Location: Southland
FTE (Hours): 1 FTE
Date Posted: 22/05/2019
Application Closing Date: 19/06/2019 11PM
Job #: 056795
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General Surgeon –  Southland Hospital


  • Southland Hospital
  • Great fixed term opportunity, 1 FTE (40 Hours per week)
  • Closest Hospital to Central Otago Ski Fields/ Adventure Playground


Are you a General Surgeon with a subspecialty interest in preferably Colorectal surgery? Are you looking for a fixed term opportunity that gives you easy access to the Five top New Zealand snowboarding/skiing destinations, or to two of New Zealand's national parks offering superb hiking and scenery, or even our internationally acclaimed fishing and a wide range of other outdoor pursuits are also available.

Southern DHB

Welcome to Southern DHB, or more specifically, Southland Hospital. Our secondary Hospital proudly provides top-quality healthcare to a population of 105,000 in the lower South Island; this provides us with some unique challenges, but also ensures that there is an enormous scope for the variety in the work available to a talented professional like you. Being at the bottom of the country you would probably expect us to have a small, ancient facilities, but we are happy to brag that Southland Hospital, rebuilt in 2004, is a state-of-the-art facility that provides healthcare with the latest in PACS digital radiology, MRI, CT and iSOFT patient management system.


The Role

We are looking for someone to join our dedicated team as a General Surgeon with a colorectal subspecialty interest, where we will give you the opportunity to treat a varied caseload. Our robust clinician-led service provides a consultant led acute management and elective service to our community. Supporting our team in any of the above subspecialties will ensure that we continue to meet our contracted elective lists whilst we await the start of a new employee and cover a secondment. You will be joining a team of 5 other General Surgeons, and a 32 Specialists in the wider Surgical of team, where you all participate in the general surgery call roster.


About You

An outstanding team player and capable leader, you'll have the energy to make a positive contribution with both patients and colleagues alike. In addition to enjoying a challenging workload and an exceptional quality of life, you can look forward to a highly competitive pay rate and a culture where staff are included, valued and respected for their expertise. Recognised as an ideal place to raise a family, Invercargill is a modern city offering access to outstanding leisure pursuits and a caring, safe community. The city also has superb facilities such as the brand new indoor velodrome and sporting complex, excellent schools and an enterprising, innovative tertiary education provider, where free fees exist.

Applications are invited from registered Medical Practitioners who have Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (holding a vocational registration) or equivalent, enabling locum tenens special purpose registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand. 

Closing date:  Wednesday 19 June 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 EPIC Credentialing


Closing Date:

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 (03) 470 9604 or

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