About the Job



  • Join us as we change the future of healthcare in Southern NZ (Permanent, up to 1.0 FTE negotiable)
  • Close knit, supportive team

We are keen to appoint a Medical Oncologist who shares our vision of providing excellence in patient care and contributing towards continuous improvement to our service.

About the role

Te Whatu Ora Southern has an exciting opportunity for you to embark on a new challenge living in a unique and attractive location in beautiful Aotearoa. We are seeking a highly motivated Medical Oncologist to join our friendly team in Dunedin on a permanent basis.

The Southern Blood and Cancer Service provides a team of eight Medical Oncologists and one nurse practitioner, five Radiation Oncologists and six Haematologists working in a tertiary referral centre with strong links to the School of Medicine at Otago University. The Hospital is a 350-bed teaching and training institution that offers a full complement of sub-specialities and a training site for the Royal Australasian College of Physicians. As such we encourage and support staff research and their continuing medical education. Our Service has a solid research program and we would welcome applications from Physicians with a sub-speciality interest or those with an interest in teaching.

Our Service provides regional care and covers the lower South Island so you would be required to participate in outreach clinics. You will also be expected to participate in an on call roster overseeing admissions and managing in-patients with your RMO team, and providing advice to clinicians and patients throughout the district.

We believe that our dedicated and passionate staff are a significant driving force behind the achievement of our high standards, and we need more like minded people to help us continue providing for our community.

The Southern district offers the benefits of excellent amenities, first class primary through to tertiary education and outstanding recreational opportunities. Whether it is surfing, kayaking or sailing, skiing, hunting or fishing, theatre, live-music or art - there's literally something for everyone. 

If this sounds like the opportunity you have been waiting for then apply today!

About you

A requirement of the position is that you will have Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians or an equivalent qualification, enabling specialist (vocational) registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand.

About us

Te Whatu Ora - Southern has the largest geographical coverage of all the New Zealand regions, providing services to 350,000 people in diverse communities. We take pride in all the services we provide, and our aim is to improve, promote and protect the health of our region. We believe that our dedicated and passionate staff are a significant driving force behind the achievement of these standards, and we need more like-minded people to help us continue providing for our community.


  • Supportive team
  • Work life balance - Potential for a 0.8 to 1.0 FTE

If you are interested in this position, 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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