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Position Title: General Orthopedic Surgeon
Location: Southland
FTE (Hours): 0.8 - 1.0 FTE
Date Posted: 10/02/2021
Application Closing Date: 11/03/2021 11PM
Job #: 059595

Orthopaedic Surgeon

Southland Hospital

Part time or Full time

Joining our Orthopaedic team, currently staffed by 6 Surgeons, you will have an interest and fellowship experience in Arthroplasty, it is also important that you are proficient in General Orthopaedics and trauma.


Our Service covers most Orthopaedic subspecialties, other than scoliosis surgery, and dedicates the entirety of Wednesday morning to teaching and case review.

The expected duties include:

  • Participation in a 1 in 6 on call roster.
  • Supervision of acute operating lists
  • Fracture clinics
  • Elective operating and outpatient clinics
  • A rural clinic
  • Support and leadership of junior medical staff and administrative duties
  • Teaching of undergraduate medical students and registrars
  • An active role in interdisciplinary team education
  • Active support and utilise specialist nurse role/s as appropriate
  • Participation in quality improvement, clinical audit activities and service development meetings and initiatives.

Our DHB covers the largest geographical catchment of all the DHB’s in New Zealand; Southland Hospital is our DHB’s Secondary Hospital proudly providing top-quality healthcare to a population of 105,000 in the lower South Island.  Our catchment area provides us with some unique challenges, but also ensures there is an enormous scope for the variety in the work available to our talented professionals.   Being at the bottom of the country, you might expect us to have small, outdated facilities; but we are proud of our state-of-the-art hospital, which was newly constructed in 2004 and has PACS digital radiology, MRI, CT, and the iSOFT patient management system. 

Invercargill is located in the lower South Island, Southland as a district offers a wide range of recreational activities. It is home to two of New Zealand’s national parks offering opportunities for tramping, internationally acclaimed fishing and a wide range of outdoor pursuits. Four ski fields are within easy driving distance.  Recognised as an ideal place to raise a family, Invercargill is a modern city offering access to outstanding leisure pursuits and a caring, safe community. The city also has superb facilities such as an indoor velodrome and sporting complex, excellent schools and an enterprising, innovative tertiary education provider, where free fees exist.

Applicants must have Fellowship of Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in Orthopaedics or an equivalent qualification, enabling specialist (vocational) registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand.

The commencement date is negotiable but early availability is preferred. Remuneration and conditions of employment to be based on your experience in line with the terms and conditions of the ASMS MECA.

For further details, to discuss the positions or to arrange a visit please contact out orthopaedic clinical lead Mr Charles Luecker.  email: or Milair Ryalls, recruitment Advisor

Closing date:  Thursday 11 March 2021

Candidates not currently registered with the New Zealand Medical Council should be aware that it is a requirement of the NZ Medical Council that your qualifications are approved through ECFMG (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 application to be completed 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 Email:

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