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General Surgeon - Colorectal subspecialty, Permanent, 1.0 FTE

About the role

We are looking for someone to join our dedicated team for a permanent role as a General Surgeon with a Colorectal subspecialty interest (CSSANZ or equivalent training). You will have the opportunity to treat a varied case-load with a predominantly Colorectal elective workload. The department has subspecialty surgeons in Breast, Endocrine, Bariatrics and Benign UGI. You will join a busy Colorectal unit, which is in need of a dedicated Colorectal surgeon with post fellowship training in benign and malignant Colorectal disease. The role encompasses acute and elective theatre with a 1:7 on call roster, endoscopy lists, dedicated PRB clinics, outpatient clinics and MDM sessions. There is also ample opportunity and support for ongoing education and research with close links to the University of Otago with an on-site Research Assistant.

About you

An outstanding team player and capable leader, you'll have the energy to make a positive contribution with both patients and colleagues alike. The smaller provincial centre is opportunity to enact change with local and regional service. In addition to enjoying a challenging workload and an exceptional quality of life, you can look forward to a highly competitive pay rate and a culture where staff are included, valued and respected for their expertise. Recognised as an ideal place to raise a family, Invercargill is a modern city offering access to outstanding leisure pursuits and a caring, safe community. The city also has superb facilities such as the brand new indoor velodrome and sporting complex, excellent schools and an enterprising, innovative tertiary education provider, where free fees exist.


The Hospital has 180 plus beds and is the regional referral and teaching and trauma centre for a population of 150,000 and a rural catchment area that stretches from Stewart Island to Te Anau and Queenstown. There are 4 theatres, and 40 beds in Surgical Ward. The Emergency Department has approximately 36,000 presentations per annum, with a modern open plan design that supports 21 beds (which includes 6 observations beds). The Hospital built in 2004, is a state-of-the-art facility that provides healthcare with the latest in PACS digital radiology, MRI, CT, NM, and a limited scope of interventional procedures.

Applications are invited from registered Medical Practitioners who have Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (holding a vocational registration) or equivalent, enabling locum tenens special purpose registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand.

About Invercargill

Forget everything you thought you knew about Invercargill!

Here the people are renowned for their warmth and hospitality, this little city still has a great sense of community where people matter, you will see this in the tight knit family feel amongst staff at Southland. There is space in abundance and you are surrounded by national parks and you will find yourself at the doorstep to the Catlins, alongside excellent access to Milford, Te Anau and Queenstown. Excellent schooling is available and free fees at the local Polytechnic!

If you are interested in this opportunity, please apply online and attach an up to date copy of your CV for consideration. 

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

alasdairl@headmedical.com / 0131 357 1848

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