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Position Title: Rural Medicine Specialist
Location: Otago/Southland
FTE (Hours): 1.0 FTE 40 hours
Date Posted: 26/06/2020
Application Closing Date: 30/07/2020 11PM
Job #: 059907
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Rural Medicine Specialist

Lakes District Hospital, Queenstown

1 FTE, Fixed term


  • Dream location
  • Perfect Timing


Queenstown needs no introduction and now is the perfect time to make the move. Soak up the sun, spend some time on the lake and when the snow arrives hit the slopes.  


We are looking for a 1 FTE Rural Medicine Specialist to join our enthusiastic team of rural generalists providing emergency and in-patient care to the Queenstown community for a one year fixed term role. Our team consists of 9 FTE SMOs and a Rural Hospital Medicine registrar. In this role you will work in our Emergency Department and on the ward. You will be confident working solo with your on-call backup as far as 30 minutes away.


The workload is especially varied, with the level of trauma you would expect from our young and adventurous population, balanced with in-patient care which is mostly general medicine, paediatrics and palliative care. Lakes SMOs also provide emergency back-up for the primary birthing unit and Community Mental Health Team and staff a weekly fracture clinic. Our team provides 24 hour cover through rostered shifts. We are a teaching centre for rural hospital and emergency medicine registrars and rural immersion undergraduate medical students and our SMOs are involved in Rural Hospital Medicine education and governance.


Lakes District Hospital consists of ten ward beds, five Maternity beds, an Emergency Department (which sees around 12000 patients a year) and a small out-patient department. The acute service is well supported by Southland and Dunedin Hospitals, St John and the Otago Rescue Helicopter Trust. We have onsite Radiology, including a new CT Scanner and good access to 24 hour Laboratory services.


To be considered for this role you will be a Fellow of the Division of Rural Hospital Medicine (FDRHMNZ), or close to completing this qualification. Ideally, you will also hold a postgraduate qualification in Point of Care Ultrasound. You will be comfortable working flexibly with our team of excellent nurses and keen to help us further develop our services as we grow. This role is a one year fixed term position.


Closing Date:  Thursday, 30th July 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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