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Position Title: Consultant Rheumatologist
Location: Otago
FTE (Hours): 0.8 FTE
Date Posted: 11/08/2020
Application Closing Date: Open
Job #: 063398
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Dunedin Hospital
Permanent 0.8FTE

This new position is a rare opportunity for a Rheumatologist with enthusiasm and vision to join an existing team of 6 rheumatologists in a forward looking department with an international reputation. 

Dunedin Hospital Rheumatology Department offers:

•    Management of a  diverse  spectrum of inflammatory rheumatic disease within a multidisciplinary team
•    Robust therapeutic and diagnostic modalities available at world class standards
•    Highly integrated, collaborative department, supporting work-life balance


Our District Health Board covers the largest geographical catchment of all the DHB’s in New Zealand. We deliver to a population of approximately 329,000 people over the Otago and Southland regions, through two main centres, Dunedin and Invercargill. We proudly provide quality healthcare to our population. 

If you are looking for a role in a team that values kindness and working collaboratively, with a view to the future of healthcare, then read on.

With a focus on outpatient consultations and management of inflammatory disease, our service delivery is uniquely interwoven with the demands of our population base and the referral General Practitioner structure. Our patient population is predominantly inflammatory arthritis with a high prevalence of connective tissue disorders and vasculitis. We undertake a range of procedures and have available clinic based ultrasound and nail fold video capillaroscopy.  In addition to conventional radiology, CT and MRI, we have easy access to Nuclear Medicine SPECT scans, and state -of -the art immunology laboratory diagnostics. 

This role is a permanent 0.8 FTE role of 32 hours per week and provides a balanced clinic schedule with adequate administrative review time. 

As a forward thinking team, we are open to the introduction of other skills to our department. The Department has a close association with the University of Otago Medical School and the post holder would be expected to assist with teaching rheumatology to medical students and allied health professionals. A Staff member in the department holds a joint academic appointment. The Rheumatology Research Unit, Dunedin School of Medicine has an active research programme with 4 recent PhD students, and it would be possible to participate in clinical research projects should this be of interest.

In this post you would join a department of dedicated and enthusiastic rheumatology colleagues committed to delivering quality care, and who routinely share ideas and knowledge, within a highly collegial workplace.  

To enjoy being part of our team you will be a highly competent, flexible and collaborative specialist who values constant learning. You will always be kind and personable with the ultimate goal of providing exceptional care. You must be able to participate in our current on-call roster, which is one week out of four, when you will undertake inpatient consultations.

Dunedin is a University City, famous for its historic buildings and sustains a vibrant city centre with great facilities including theatre, live-music and a diverse selection of restaurants and cafés.  Outside of work, you will find life in Dunedin to be rewarding with its affordable living, excellent schools, a laid back lifestyle and world-famous wildlife on the Otago Peninsula. Central Otago is a notable holiday destination close by with its renowned lakes and mountains, and many outdoor recreation opportunities are easily accessible from Dunedin.

This role requires you to be FRACP (or equivalent), or be eligible to gain a vocational registration with Medical Council of NZ. If you are an international candidate you may be considered for this role under the condition you are eligible for vocational registration with the MCNZ in the Rheumatology scope of practice.

Closing Date:  Open

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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