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Position Title: Orthoptist
Location: Otago
FTE (Hours): 1.0 FTE 40 hours
Date Posted: 18/11/2020
Application Closing Date: Open
Job #: 064480
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  • District based role
  • Based at Dunedin Hospital
  • Permanent, 1.0FTE (40 hours per week)


About the Opportunity

If you’re a skilled Orthoptist who’s ready for a lifestyle change and extending yourself you’ll find just what you’re looking for right here.  Join our team and you’ll be working as an autonomous independent practitioner at Dunedin Hospital, but with quick access to doctors and other medical staff.  Those include several of New Zealand’s finest Ophthalmologists, all with their own specialities, so you’ll be exposed to high levels of expertise in a range of different areas at this university teaching hospital.  You’ll follow patient care through from start to finish, and travel regularly to Invercargill to provide services there, so this is an ideal environment to develop and grow your professional skills even further.


Paediatrics is a major portion of this role so if you enjoy working with children you’ll get plenty of satisfaction from this role.

With Dunedin’s new hospital in the planning stages, you’ve also got a once-in-a-career opportunity to be involved in creating a fantastic eye clinic for children, a child-friendly space where they – and their parents – can feel comfortable and cared for. In fact, in this role you’ll have plenty of opportunity to give your input. Our DHB and eye clinic are always open to hearing suggestions and ideas for improving patient care and exploring better ways of working.

For the right candidate we can offer assistance with relocation and initial accommodation.


About Us

Southern DHB has the largest regional coverage of all the New Zealand health boards, providing services to 350,000 people in diverse communities across a huge geographical area.  We take pride in all the services we provide and our aim is to improve, promote and protect the health of our region.  


About Our Location

Now is a great time to relocate to Southern if you were considering a move. The Southern district offers the benefits of excellent amenities, first class primary through to tertiary education, affordable housing and outstanding recreational opportunities. Whether it is surfing, kayaking or sailing; skiing, hunting or fishing; theatre, live-music or art – there’s literally something for everyone. Check out for what the region - and we - can offer you and your whanau.


Closing Date: Open

For further information please contact Jeanie Winter, Recruitment Advisor – Surgical Services & Radiology Directorate Phone: (03) 470 9571 or Email:

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