About the Job

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This is a rare opportunity for a Consultant Rheumatologist to take up this joint clinical and academic job in one of New Zealand's renowned University Teaching Hospitals.  

  • Excellent schools and tertiary education facilities
  • Good collegiality among departments and close links between colleagues
  • Straightforward medical registration process (4-6 months) for those from highly comparable health systems

The Role

This is a full-time position for a Rheumatologist to take up a joint academic and clinical post in Dunedin. Clinical duties are based at Dunedin Hospital and you will join a team of seven part-time Rheumatologists and participate in a 1:4 on call roster. The academic aspect necessitates the successful applicant to hold an academic qualification and possess prior experience in teaching and research.  Academic duties are based in the Department of Medicine and you will be appointed to the role of Lecturer or Senior Lecturer. The Rheumatologist research unit is located within the department of medicine and you will join a supportive and collaborative team. The team consists of a research nurse, doctoral and post- doctoral students and Rheumatology Academic colleagues. You will be responsible for teaching undergraduates and post graduates, with unlimited access to laboratory and clinical based research.     

Experience within clinic-based ultrasound would be advantageous as the clinic has an ultrasound machine. 


Dunedin is the second largest city in the South Island and is one of four main urban centres of New Zealand. Known for it’s heritage and hospitality, Dunedin is an educated, enterprising, liberal, expressive and intriguing city with a real community spirit that embraces new ideas, new people, and new enterprise. With a proven record of educational and entrepreneurial excellence, it’s a city that fosters innovation and creativity, revels in its underground arts, music and culture scene and flaunts its dramatic scenery.

There is plenty to enjoy in this city, from an excellent restaurant and café culture, a brilliant shopping and fashion industry, a vibrant arts and entertainment scene, a brand new and extremely impressive stadium which was purpose built for the Rugby World Cup, surf beaches and more. Add to this the spectacular scenery and diversity of leisure time opportunities available in the region, including mountain biking, hiking, wine country and lakes, plus the close proximity to Queenstown and Wanaka for skiing and adventure pursuits and you’ll realise why the region’s population is growing as more and more people choose to make it their home. It’s about deciding whether you want the ten-minute drive, the 15-minute bike ride or the half hour walk to work. It’s about deciding what to do on the weekend – surf, drink coffee, shop or hike in the mountains just down the road. Dunedin is a safe environment and a treasure trove of family fun!

What Head Medical can do for you 

Arranging a position overseas is very exciting, but we understand that it can also be daunting and time consuming. We’re the UK's specialist in international medical recruitment and have helped many doctors relocate since we first started (you can read what people have said about working with us on our testimonials page). We know it’s important to balance career opportunities with lifestyle and we’ll talk through your plans and will get to know you to make sure we find the right role in the right location.

We will provide support through the medical registration and visa application process, and are registered with the Immigration Advisors Authority in New Zealand.

For a discussion about this role or
other opportunities contact Tina today.

tina@headmedical.com / +44 (0)131 240 5258

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