About the Job

This is a unique opportunity suited to post foundation doctors with a strong interest in General Surgery.  You will be based in Dunedin, a prestigious University teaching Hospital, located on the South Island.

  • Rotate through a range of surgical specialties
  • Incredible wildlife including the world’s rarest penguin colonies 
  • Stroll through Dunedin’s botanical gardens
  • Abundance of beaches including the iconic Tunnel beach and walkway - magnificent archways and cliffs
  • February / March 2024 commencement

The Hospital

Dunedin Hospital is a 388 bed University Teaching hospital and Tertiary referral centre.   The hospital provides general care for a population of approximately 180,000 and specialist care for approximately 350,000 people spread over the lower South Island of New Zealand. You will work in a department with a strong academic presence and will have the opportunity to undertake research.  Educational support includes journal clubs, case discussions, peer review, and weekly training.  You will gain exposure to tertiary level caseloads working across a diverse range of surgical subspecialties, including:

  • General Surgery                                             
  • Neurosurgery                                                 
  • Colorectal                                                         
  • Upper gastrointestinal                                
  • Vascular Surgery
  • Breast Surgery
  • Hepatobiliary
  • Plastics
  • Reliever (Note that Relievers will also cover the Urology Registrar)

The Location

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, 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 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.

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 we’ve helped many Doctors relocate since we first started out in 2008 (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.

Once we have secured a job for you, we’ll manage the Medical Registration and Visa application process, and support you (and your family) with the relocation itself.

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

sharon@headmedical.com / +44 (0) 131 240 5276

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