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Position Title: Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist
Location: Southland
FTE (Hours): 1 FTE
Date Posted: 29/03/2017
Application Closing Date: Open
Job #: 053667
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Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist


  • Womens’ Health Services
  • Southland Hospital, Invercargill New Zealand
  • Permanent Full time


Southland Hospital is a modern secondary level facility, with first class clinical support facilities and excellent links to our closest tertiary centre in Dunedin.    


There are approximately 1400 births per year at Southland Hospital and a further 200 in the rural areas. The department consists of a 14 room maternity unit with 4 birthing rooms, a level two 5 cot neonatal unit and a dedicated Women’s’ Health Unit. The service is supported by a team of experienced midwives, obstetrics, gynaecology and colposcopy nurses.


This role is primarily based in Invercargill but some travel across the Southern District is expected. You will be expected to participate in the on call roster, routine obstetrics, routine gynaecology and colposcopy clinics and some outreach clinics. We would be keen to hear from a wide range of applicants from new graduates or to those with an interest in clinical leadership, complex obstetrics or Urogynaecology


The department has a strong focus on educational development with daily obstetric handover and weekly teaching sessions and recently achieved a four year accreditation for O&G training by RANZCOG. The department is affiliated to the Dunedin School of Medicine University of Otago.


Invercargill is the southern-most city in New Zealand’s South Island and is renowned for its friendly and unhurried pace of life and strong sense of community. There are abundant sports and other amenities, educational (primary through tertiary) facilities, and a vibrant arts and cultural scene. Close by are national parks and summer and winter playgrounds in Queenstown and Central Otago - whatever your passion. 


Applicants must have completed, or be about to complete their specialist training and be eligible for vocational registration with Medical Council of New Zealand.  The position offers an attractive remuneration package, relocation assistance and CME allowance.







Closing Date: Open

Candidates please note that screening of applications will be ongoing throughout this advertising period and our advertising will be removed from the SouthernDHB website in the event of the role being filled.


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

How to Apply  
You can contact the Recruitment team by emailing, or by calling 03 470 9357 (Otago) or 03 214 7220 (Southland)
If you have any questions regarding this position please contact the Recruitment Advisor using the contact details given above.

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