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Position Title: Audiologist
Location: Southland
FTE (Hours): 1.0 FTE (40 hours per week)
Date Posted: 10/11/2020
Application Closing Date: 06/12/2020 11PM
Job #: 064391
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Southland Hospital

  • Permanent, 1.0 FTE opportunity based in Invercargill
  • Do you have a specialty interest in Paediatrics?
  • Use your experience and expertise to make a real difference to our patient’s health outcomes

Are you’re a skilled Audiologist who’s seeking a new career challenge or a change of pace in your day-to-day life? 

Here at the Southern District Health Board we have everything you need and more on offer, all you have to do is come on over!

We are looking for a NZAS Audiologist, preferably with an interest and background in paediatrics, to join our well established Audiology team based at Southland Hospital. Your expert contribution will ensure the team has the capacity to further develop the model of family-centred care that is central to the service. New or prospective graduates of NZAS endorsed Audiology programmes with an interest in developing paediatric clinical skills will also be considered.

About the Role
You’ll be working as an autonomous practitioner at Southland Hospital, but with quick access to doctors and other medical staff in the adjacent ENT department as well as other members of the SDHB audiology team. Southland Hospital Audiology has modern facilities and a full range of equipment. You’ll follow patient care through from start to finish, so it’s an ideal environment to develop and grow your professional skills. 

You will be presented Interesting and challenging work with the opportunity to forge strong relationships within Southland Hospital and the wider community. It goes without saying that an opportunity such as this lends itself to professional development opportunities galore!

About You
Bringing excellent communication and interpersonal skills to the role will enable you to effectively interact with all users/consumers of the service, and your patient focus will ensure their correct diagnosis and care pathway. You will be able to gain an interesting range of clinical experience that includes participation in UNHSEIP and a range of other paediatric assessments as well as working closely with the ENT consultants and registrars. You will also enjoy interacting with the wider audiological community in Otago and Southland.

We seek someone with boundless enthusiasm, focus and confidence to continue to build the reputation of the service within the Southern community through effective liaising and a dedication to making things happen in the right way.

Those with a Masters of Audiology and/or experience in paediatrics are preferred, although consideration and support will be given to New Graduate Audiologists. Membership of the New Zealand Audiological Society or eligibility for membership must be demonstrated (please note that expressions of interest for the position can be submitted if this process is not yet complete).

Location, Location, Location!
Now to the city itself, Invercargill offers the opportunity to have the lifestyle you’ve always dreamed of. Boasting excellent education and restaurants, competitive costs of living and a beautiful coastline, life can be as relaxed or as energetic as you want. Our team enjoy the short commute to work, leaving ample time for what matters to you most. Add to this the close proximity to some of New Zealand’s most famous scenery and holiday destinations (think Queenstown, Wanaka and Milford Sounds to name but a few!) you can go from seaside to ski-slopes in a matter of hours.

Sounds too good to be true? Rest assured, you can have it all here. Why not come see for yourself!

The Southern district offers the benefits of excellent amenities, first class primary through to tertiary education, affordable housing and outstanding recreational opportunities. Whether it is surfing, kayaking or sailing; skiing, hunting or fishing; theatre, live-music or art – there’s literally something for everyone. Check out and for what the region - and we - can offer you and your whanau.

Closing Date: Sunday, 6 December 2020
For further information please contact Jeanie Winter, Recruitment Advisor – Surgical Services & Radiology Directorate Phone: (03) 470 9571 or Email:

Children’s Act 2014
Due to this position having contact with children and the SDHB’s commitment to child protection, you will be subject to ‘safety checks’ under the Children’s Act at the time of hire and thereafter as per the relevant legislation.

Pre-Employment Occupational Health Assessment
In the interests of protecting our people and our patients, all appointments will be subject to an Occupational Health Assessment to confirm suitability and fitness to work in the role you are being considered for.

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