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Position Title: Public Health Physician Dunedin
Location: Otago
FTE (Hours): Permanent 1.0 FTE
Date Posted: 22/07/2019
Application Closing Date: 20/08/2019 11PM
Job #: 054750
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Public Health Physician Dunedin



We are currently recruiting an experienced Public Health Physician who will enhance the capabilities of our public health service in the Southern District Health Board region.

With some of New Zealand’s most famous scenery and holiday spots on our doorstep (Queenstown, Wanaka, Milford Sound, Stewart Island, to name but a few), our district offers affordable living, great schools, a true work-life balance, and a relaxed way of life with no traffic jams in sight. Dunedin is a vibrant University town and a great place to live and work. Invercargill is situated at the base of the South Island and the people are renowned for their warmth and hospitality. 

Southern DHBs Public Health Service has three offices – Dunedin, Invercargill and Queenstown with 56 staff. As a service we are currently undergoing an exciting transformational change. Our staff work collaboratively with our partners and are moving toward using  health in all policies approaches to address the determinants of health and reduce inequities and improve the health and wellbeing of our southern communities where they live, learn, work and play.

You will be part of a team of senior colleagues to provide leadership to the service to embed this way of working. You will bring your experience and skills in building strong relationships with partners, understanding communities’ needs and developing innovative programmes. You will be able to balance a sound approach to responding to health protection issues and communicable disease control with the ability to provide leadership to work on a broad range of social and environmental issues that impact on health.

You will have an interest in quality improvement and evaluation and the ability to demonstrate the impact and outcomes of our work.

You will already have, or be able to achieve vocational registration in public health medicine with the Medical Council of New Zealand, and be able to be designated by the Director-General of Health as a Medical Officer of Health.

A full driver’s licence is essential and travel will be required.

Closing Date:  Tuesday, 20 August 2019

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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