An excellent opportunity has arisen for a General Surgeon with a specialist interest in upper GI to join a large tertiary teaching hospital in New Zealand’s South Island. Working alongside 10 other surgical colleagues you will be happy to take part in the general surgery call roster also. The post is a 0.8FTE permanent vacancy at the moment, which would allow you to take up private work should you wish to, but there is also the ability to discuss the potential up to a full time FTE.
Dunedin Hospital is a 350-bed teaching and training hospital closely associated with the Dunedin School of Medicine, the University of Otago and is a Royal Australian & New Zealand College of Surgeons Integrated Training Program site. The Otago Medical School offers undergraduate training and all sub-specialities are represented in the Otago District Health Board. Dunedin offers the benefits of working in a tertiary referral centre in a unique and attractive lifestyle location. The position includes provision of continuing medical education opportunities.
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, new enterprises and the more unique the better. With a proven record of educational and entrepreneurial excellence, it’s a city that fosters innovation and creativity, that 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! Follow the link to find out more about living in Dunedin.
New Zealand is becoming more and more a location of choice for those who previously considered Australia as the most desirable location down under. Its rapid growth compared to other developed countries has recently been referred to as a “rock star economy” and it was voted the best place in world to raise a family by the 2014 HSBC Expat Explorer Survey, with the report describing it as “an ideal destination to raise active, outdoorsy and healthy children.”
Consultants are well-remunerated and enjoy good working conditions and an excellent work life balance in New Zealand. There’s never been a better time to look more closely at what NZ has to offer:
No geographical restrictions – opportunities in major cities, towns, coastal, and rural locations
Great transport links, most locations fly to International Airports making flight connections to/from NZ easy
Excellent educational system, with private and public schools as well as a number of tertiary institutions
Strong real estate market and affordable housing to suit your style – apartment, townhouse, or lifestyle block
Incredible scenery and diverse wildlife – explore the great outdoors from beaches to mountains, see dolphins, whales and native birds
Living well and feeling healthy is embraced as a lifestyle for all the family
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