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Position Title: Specialist Intensive Care
Location: Otago
FTE (Hours): 1.0 FTE 40 hours
Date Posted: 22/12/2020
Application Closing Date: 01/02/2021 11PM
Job #: DNICU03
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Specialist Intensive Care

  • Dunedin Hospital
  • Full time, Permanent


About Southern District Health Board

Welcome to Southern DHB. Our DHB covers the largest geographical catchment of all the DHB’s in New Zealand. We proudly provide top quality healthcare to our population. Dunedin Hospital has almost 400 beds and provides care for a population of approximately 350,000 spread over the lower South Island of New Zealand.  Dunedin Hospital is the Tertiary Hospital for our district, and enjoys a close relationship with the University of Otago, School of Medicine. This gives our staff ready access to continuing professional development, involvement with medical student training, and all the stimulation and opportunities that come with an academic environment. 


About the Role

We have recently completed refurbishing our Intensive Care Unit at Dunedin Hospital, it is physically linked with our HDU, giving us the ability to work across the two units with ease. We don’t mind saying that we love it, have a virtual look we are now looking to complete our team and have opportunities for dual trained intensivists in medical specialties of general medicine, or Emergency Medicine to come and join us.

Allocation of time for clinical duties and patient care is 50% of the working week.  Your ICU duties will contribute to a shared roster with twelve other colleagues in intensive care medicine. Additionally, colleagues from emergency medicine and anaesthesia currently participate in our weekend aero-medical retrieval roster.  You will provide a mixture of cover for ICU, retrieval services, HDU and outreach services. Other duties include participation in team ward rounds, quality and safety activities, audit and clinical review meetings.  

We will negotiate the FTE you have with the correlating Service of your dual specialty, as we expect that you to undertake a full share of the Intensive Care on-call roster rather than those of the dual specialty.   


About You

As a part of our ICU team you will have a personal commitment to maintaining high standards of practice and an unequivocal dedication to provide clinical leadership and reliable medical input to the inter-disciplinary team is pivotal to the position. You will have a strong commitment to service user and family / whanau inclusion in service delivery and a focus on recovery. You will also have a sound understanding and commitment to biculturalism and the organisational values. 

You will need to be, or be eligible for, registration as a New Zealand Medical Council registered Neonatologist, including having Fellowship of Royal Australasian College of Physicians or an equivalent and accepted international qualification, that enables specialist (locum tenens specialist registration) with the MCNZ, allowing you to be able to start in this role in the required timeframe.

To be considered for these roles, it is essential that you hold a Post Graduate in Intensive Care Medicine (CICM or equivalent), and an additional training and fellowship in a Medicine or Surgical Specialty.



Dunedin is a great little city with a big town feel and well-known for its Southern Hospitality. Outside of work, you will find life in Dunedin to be very easy with its affordable living, great schools, laid back lifestyle and world-famous wildlife on the Otago Peninsula. The town center is compact but has plenty of energy, which is to be expected with it being a University town. This sustains some great activities such as theatre, live-music and a diverse selection of restaurants and cafés. Central Otago is a notable holiday destination and many outdoor recreation opportunities are easily accessible from Dunedin.


Closing Date: Monday, 1st February 2021

Candidates who are not currently registered with the New Zealand Medical Council should be aware that fit is a 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 primary source verification  EPIC FAQ page  FAQ page  

EPIC log on page  


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

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