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Position Title: Consultant Paediatrician
Location: Otago
FTE (Hours): 1.0 FTE 40 hours
Date Posted: 29/01/2020
Application Closing Date: 26/02/2020 11PM
Job #: 060085
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Consultant Paediatrician

  • Children’s Health
  • Dunedin Hospital
  • Permanent


We are seeking Consultant General Paediatricians to join our enthusiastic and friendly Children’s Health Services team at Dunedin Hospital.


This diverse and rewarding post would suit a wide range of candidates with strong clinical skills. Depending on the candidates’ skill set, this role could include special interests/dual training in neurology, gastroenterology, diabetes or nephrology. Part time roles can be negotiated. The post includes acute general paediatric duties (the level 3 NICU is currently staffed with all consultants – plans underway to move to a Neonatology led service in 2020).

Dunedin hosts New Zealand’s largest and oldest medical school and the department has many links with teaching and research. This environment provides many stimulating opportunities that far exceed the experience usually found in a city of this size. As part of this, medical students and students at other levels of training are regularly in the department and teaching responsibilities within the University of Otago could be considered. There is also potential for research with the large academic Women’s and Children’s Health department co-located with the hospital child health unit. Precise duties of the successful candidate will be by negotiation and mutual agreement.


Dunedin Hospital is situated close to the city centre, and provides care to a surrounding Otago population of approx. 225,000, of which the child population is 50,000. The department also provides some additional services to the wider 330,000 population of the Otago/Southland region (and occasionally beyond). Joining our existing team of Paediatricians, you will assist in providing a comprehensive range of services to the Children and Youth of Dunedin and the wider SDHB region.


To be successful in this role you will be able to work effectively as a senior clinician within a multidisciplinary team and beyond, including with non-health Children’s Service Providers. You will be committed to quality service delivery and improvement and possess enthusiasm for teaching. Experience of advocacy and liaison with outside agencies would be of benefit.

Fellowship with the RACP or the equivalent is essential and you must be eligible for registration with the NZ Medical Council.


Dunedin and the region:

A lifestyle that is hard to beat! Dunedin is a wonderful city for families, with great educational facilities (primary through tertiary) and many activities available for all ages. Due to the large University the city has many services and opportunities for entertainment far beyond most cities of a similar size. Dunedin’s culture is woven from the old and the new – a mix of heritage and innovation, history and creativity. You’ll find a busy café and restaurant scene amongst street art, heritage buildings and a lively night-life. The best international musical acts come to you.

Dunedin gives you easy access to incredible adventures, with ski-fields, mountains, forests, lakes and ocean all within an easy drive. Queenstown, New Zealand’s most popular tourist town, is just over 3 hours away by car. Locally, the opportunity for wildlife encounters and recreational activities are right at your doorstep. To find out more about living here please click the following link

If you are keen to learn more about this opportunity, please contact us.


Closing Date:  Wednesday 26 February 2020


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



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



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