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Position Title: Public Health Physician/Specialist
Location: Otago
FTE (Hours): Permanent 1.0 FTE
Date Posted: 17/12/2018
Application Closing Date: 22/01/2019 11PM
Job #: 054750

Public Health Physician Dunedin



Southern DHB’s public health service is currently recruiting for a full time permanent public health physician. You will bring your experience and skills in building productive relationships with partners, understanding communities’ needs, developing teams and innovative population-based programmes to this role, and your leadership skills to a service which is changing the way it delivers public health approaches across the Southern district.  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 on a broad range of 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.


Southern District Health Board is located in the south of the South Island New Zealand and is a funder and provider of health and health care services for a population of 320,000. The public health service has offices in Dunedin, Invercargill and Queenstown and works closely with local Councils, and other community based organisations as well as with hospital services and primary care practitioners. We are transitioning to a new work programme which includes surveillance and monitoring, evidence, research and evaluation, healthy public policy, health promoting health systems, emergency preparedness and sustainability among others.  

Closing Date: Tuesday, 22 January 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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