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Consultant Ophthalmologist

  • Permanent - Full Time  

Our client has an opportunity in Dunedin for a Consultant Ophthalmologist. We are seeking a General Ophthalmologist - ideally with an interest in Ocular Plastics but we are happy to hear from Ophthalmologists with other subspecialty interests as well, for a fulltime, permanent position at Dunedin Eye Department. The Eye 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. Dunedin City offers excellent lifestyles choices including multiple recreation opportunities, excellent public and private schools, affordable living and big city charm while remaining compact and easy to get around.

About Us

The facility is a 350 bed tertiary hospital with close links to the University of Otago, one of New Zealand’s leading research Institutes. Applicants should be enthusiastic about teaching and passing your knowledge to junior members of staff as the employer is affiliated with the Otago Medical School and the Hospital provides training to three Registrars from the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists.

About You

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 scheduling. You must have completed your specialist training and be eligible or already hold vocational registration with the New Zealand Medical Council.


  • Eligibility for vocational registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand
  • FRANZCO or equivalent board certification (American Board of Ophthalmology, FRCSC, FRCOphth with UK CCT)
  • Excellent communication and time management skills

About Dunedin

Dunedin is a vibrant University city, with a big town feel and well-known for its Southern Hospitality providing you with a great place to live and work. The surrounding districts include Fiordland and Central Otago and these beautiful places are easily accessible from Dunedin. The Southern region offers affordable living, great schools, and a relaxed way of life with no traffic jams in sight.

If you are interested in this great position, please apply online and attach a copy of your up to date CV. 

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

alasdairl@headmedical.com / 0131 357 1848

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