About the Job



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

We are seeking two General Ophthalmologists - ideally with an interest in Medical Retina/Uveitis for a full-time, permanent position at Dunedin. We would also welcome enquiries from Ophthalmologists with other subspecialty interests.

About the role

The Dunedin Department provides ophthalmology services to all of Otago and Southland so we require a dynamic, hardworking individual with excellent time management skills to become an integral part of our close-knit team. Our links with the University of Otago and affiliation with the Otago Medical School means that you are an honorary lecturer to Medical Students and there is a chance to be involved in research. We also provide training to registrars from the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists and enjoy helping them on their journey towards becoming a future ophthalmologist and often host the 'Part 2' course prep in the department.

We are seeking an Ophthalmologist that knows the New Zealand health system intricately and the constraints we face within ophthalmology - so we welcome applications from a forward thinking, innovative ophthalmologist that loves challenges and working in a busy department. This role is primarily based in Dunedin but some travel across the Southern District is expected. You will be expected to participate in the on-call roster, routine ophthalmology clinics, theatre and some outreach clinics. You will also need to be flexible with your schedule. You must have completed your specialist training and be eligible or already hold vocational registration with the New Zealand Medical Council.

About you:

  • Eligibility for vocational registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand
  • FRANZCO or equivalent board certification (American board of Ophthalmology, FRCSC, FRCOphth with CCT)
  • Enthusiastic about teaching and passing your knowledge to junior members of staff
  • Excellent communication and time management skills

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.

If you are interested in these opportunities, 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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