Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist

  • Southern District Health Board
  • Southland Hospital Kew Road, Kew, Invercargill, New Zealand
Locum Specialist Position

Job Description

Southland Hospital, Invercargill New Zealand

Fixed-term, (1.0 FTE)

  • Work/life balance
  • 1.0 FTE
  • Fixed-term

Mō te tūranga - About the role

He aha te mea nui o te ao. He tāngata, he tāngata, he tāngata.

What is the most important thing in the world? It is people, it is people, it is people.

Welcome to Southern DHB - Are you looking for a better lifestyle and a workplace that is collaborative, progressive and passionate about learning? We currently have one x vacancies available as we increase our capacity to care for our patients in the Obstetrician and Gynaecology services for the Southern region of New Zealand. We have a unique opportunity for a Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist to join us on a full-time basis, 40 hours per week basis (plus on call). This role is primarily based in Invercargill with some travel across the Southern District. There is also the expectation of involvement with routine obstetrics, routine gynaecology and colposcopy clinics including some outreach clinics.

Mō mātou - About us

Piki Te Ora (Southern DHB) covers the largest geographical catchment of all the DHB's in New Zealand. We deliver to a population of approximately 329,000 people over the Otago and Southland regions, through two main centres, Dunedin and Invercargill. We proudly provide top quality healthcare to our population.

There are approximately 1400 births per year at Southland Hospital, Invercargill and a further 200 in the surrounding rural areas. Our department consists of a 14 room maternity unit with four birthing rooms, a level two five 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.

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

Waihōpai - About Invercargill

Once you meet us in Invercargill you'll wonder why you didn't move here earlier! You'll know Invercargill is the southern-most city in the South Island, but did you know we're renowned for our friendly and unhurried pace of life, our strong sense of community is just like the good old days in New Zealand. There are abundant sports and other amenities, educational (primary through tertiary) facilities, as well as a vibrant arts and cultural scene. Some people think its cold down here, but the weather is actually better than Wellington, plus if you want to be close to Queenstown and Central Otago we are the closest Hospital currently offering O & G services.

At last, a chance to use your skills and also kick back and have some more you time

Mōu ake - About you

This vacancy is best suited to someone who have completed, or be about to complete their specialist training and be eligible for vocational registration with Medical Council of New Zealand. As a Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist for us, you will have a personal commitment to providing an effective and efficient inpatient and outpatient service and an unequivocal dedication to working as part of a tight knit team. This position offers you a broad experience in all aspects of Obstetric and Gynaecology Medicine and with that spearhead optimum health and wellbeing to our Southland community. You will have a demonstrated commitment to continuing professional development and to providing training to students at all levels.

When you join the Obstetrics and Gynaecology team, you will be collaborating with a group of talented consultants who share your purpose and unwavering determination to advance health outcomes for all women. Applicants must have completed, or be about to complete their specialist training and be eligible for vocational registration with Medical Council of New Zealand.

Candidates who are not currently registered with the New Zealand Medical Council should be aware that it is a 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

Tono ināianei - Apply now

We will be screening applications before the closing date to ensure we can start interviewing once the role closes on Friday, 1 July 2022 but this may be closed earlier.

If this role has sparked your interest but does not match your current clinical skills or situation, get in touch as there could be a place for you!

For a job description, to discuss or to request further information, please contact, Agatha Chen, Recruitment Advisor - Senior Medical Officers with your CV.Phone: +64 3 470 9604 or email:[email protected]

Pre-employment checks

In the interests of protecting our people and our patients, all appointments will be subject to the following:

  • Occupational health assessment
  • Police vetting / Ministry of Justice safety checks
  • Serious misconduct checks (previous Public Service departments and statutory Crown entities only)

Covid vaccination requirements

Following the update to COVID-19 Public Health Response (Vaccinations) Order 2021, to be employed with Southern DHB you will be required to be fully vaccinated and have received a booster vaccine against COVID-19. You will need to provide proof of this to Occupational Health staff.

To apply

We only accept online applications. Please apply via our website: https://careers.southernhealth.nz/job/Consultant-Obstetrician-and-Gynaecologist-Southland/582753910/

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