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Position Title: Senior RMO Advisor
Location: Otago/Southland
FTE (Hours): 0.9 FTE
Date Posted: 18/12/2019
Application Closing Date: 05/01/2020 11PM
Job #: 060252
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RMO (Resident Medical Officers) – Senior RMO Advisor


  • Based at Southland Hospital, Invercargill with plenty of free parking onsite
  • Busy fun office environment
  • Permanent 0.9 FTE across 5 days


About the opportunity

Are you patient, kind and able to stay calm under pressure? Do you have a keen eye for detail and the ability to make decisions?  Are you interested in scheduling of time and rostering of others?  Do you think you have leadership potential and want to grow your skills?  This could be just the opportunity you are seeking starting in 2020.


As part of our district-wide RMO Unit team that is focused on the rostering of resident doctors working at Southland Hospital you will manage several rosters and assist Educational Supervisors in supporting prevocational doctors who are beginning their medical careers.  As well, you will support the District RMO Unit Manager in their absence and become the ‘go to’ advisor and eyes and ears within the team.  


Our ideal applicant

We need someone with excellent proven administration and coordination skills who is ready to manage their own portfolio of work, and is interested in rostering and growing relationships.  This is a busy professional office so you will need to enjoy being part of a team that works together as well as independently to achieve team goals. Maybe you are looking for something a bit different where you can apply your outstanding time, process management and leadership skills to great advantage and make a real difference to the health of our communities!  


You love meeting deadlines and tend to thrive when the pressure comes on even when you have a number of other activities vying for your attention.  Accuracy, judgment and maintaining confidentiality are essential.  You will need to learn fast, retain knowledge as well as anticipate roadblocks.  The ability to build rapport and trust with fellow employees is also a key aspect of this role as is learning to navigate the two Multi Employer Collective Agreements that govern the terms and conditions of the resident doctors.


If all that sounds exciting then read on because we are open to your background – it might be travel, general admin or team coordination in sales or marketing, or resourcing, or you might be a graduate looking for a role to get your teeth into within the fascinating field of health.  To be considered for this role, please apply online with a full CV and cover letter describing the skills you bring, the roles you’ve held that make you our ideal candidate and why YOU are the new team member we need. There’s lots to look forward to in 2020 so apply now!


While the role is based in Invercargill, there will be the need for occasional travel to Dunedin to connect with the wider team. 


About Us

The Southern DHB has the largest regional coverage of all the New Zealand health boards, providing services to over 315,000 people. We take pride in the services we provide and our aim is to improve, promote and protect the health of our population. Our customers – patients, staff and communities - are at the heart of everything we do.  We’re undergoing significant transformation, and with a focus on clinical and quality excellence, and on further enhancing our organisational culture, we aim to make Southern DHB an employer of choice. In order to achieve this, we’re committed to putting the right people, with the right skills, into the right roles. 


Closing Date: Sunday, 5 January 2020

Please note this is a readvertised position and initial applicants are still being considered and do not need to reapply. 


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