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Position Title: ENT Surgeon
Location: Southland
FTE (Hours): Permanent, Full Time 1.0 FTE
Date Posted: 04/03/2019
Application Closing Date: Open
Job #: 055461
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ENT Surgeon

  • Live the lifestyle, and do your best work!
  • Invercargill, Southern New Zealand
  • Permanent, full time


For some it’s the slower pace of life; for some it’s the quick access to Central Otago, the vineyards, the fishing and boating, the skiing; for some it’s having an affordable life-style block but only being minutes from town; and for some it’s just a great place to bring up a family and breathe some fresh air. What will your reason be to join us?


About the opportunity

We are seeking an experienced consultant ENT Surgeon to join our Surgical Services team at Southland Hospital, one of the newest hospitals in the South Island of New Zealand, providing modern and easily accessible facilities for staff and patients.  Southland Hospital is the base hospital for a wide geographical area and set of diverse communities, creating enormous scope for variety in the work of a talented professional like you. There's no better place to take a leading role in maintaining and enhancing our ENT service further.  It’ a great time to join us – summer is coming! 

While this is a generalist position with an on-call responsibility, there is scope to develop sub-specialty interests which would be well supported.  Whilst you will be the sole ENT practitioner on site at Southland Hospital, we are aiming to have a second ENT surgeon join you.  Nevertheless, you will be supported by the clinical leader and your colleagues from Dunedin Hospital.  Seeing a full range of patients in this role will have you performing procedures such as endoscopic sinus surgery, middle ear surgery, facial skin cancer surgery and paediatric ENT procedures, while all major head & neck surgery is currently carried out at Dunedin Hospital.


About our location

Located in the lower South Island, Southland offers a wide range of recreational activities. Home to two of New Zealand’s national parks on offer are tramping & hunting, internationally acclaimed fishing and a wide range of outdoor pursuits, including ski fields and lakes within easy driving distance.  Recognised as an ideal place to raise a family, Invercargill is a modern growing city offering access to outstanding leisure pursuits and a caring, safe community. The city also has all the facilities of a larger city without the hassles of congestion and traffic, and there are excellent schools and affordable housing.  However you unwind, do it here!


About you 

You must have completed your specialist training to make you eligible for registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand. An attractive remuneration package, relocation assistance and CME allowance are on offer for the right candidate. 

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 primary source verification  EPIC FAQ page  FAQ page  EPIC log on page   


Closing Date: Open until filled

Candidates please note that screening of applications will be ongoing throughout this advertising period and our advertising will be removed from the Southern DHB 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 Email: without delay.

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