About the Job

Dunedin, Permanent Part Time Position 0.8 FTE 

*FTE negotiable for overseas candidates to allow for visa requirements.

Are you looking for a better lifestyle and a workplace that is collaborative, progressive and passionate about learning? Dunedin is a remarkable place - beautiful beaches, walking, cycling, and running trails and the picturesque Central Otago are all on your doorstep. With welcoming, generous, and kind people who are focused on an exciting future of healthcare in Dunedin, you will find a strong sense of hospitality and a united, inclusive, and increasingly diverse community.

About the role

The Otago urology service, based at Dunedin, have an exciting opportunity of a permanent, part-time (0.8 FTE) Consultant Urologist who will join our experienced team of urologists. The service provides a combination of inpatient, outpatient and community services to our patients in the Otago catchment area. There are also opportunities to run clinics and undertake simple surgery in other Otago centres such as Queenstown, Alexandra, and Oamaru.

The role will provide a 1:4 on call with our existing urologists and work directly alongside a senior urology trainee, two non-training junior doctors, and a senior, experienced and dedicated specialist urology nursing team. Dunedin urology service has 24-hour interventional radiology support, access to full ICU and HDU facilities and close support from oncology and nephrology departments.

Dunedin has a strong partnership with the University of Otago and part of the role will include the training and teaching of our medical students. There is also an opportunity for academic FTE for the right candidate by expression of interest through this role.

There is a clinical focus on urology oncology, endourology (stones), laparoscopic procedures, and management of BPE and LUTS.

The role responsibilities include the following:

  • Providing high quality patient centred care
  • Shared responsibility for the day-to-day management of the service and participation in strategic planning
  • Teaching and training within the multidisciplinary service
  • Active involvement in multidisciplinary team meetings and directorate clinical governance activity
  • Active participation in continuing medical education

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.

Dunedin is a great little city with a big town feel and well-known for our Southern Hospitality. Outside of work, you will find life in Dunedin to be very easy with its affordable living, great schools, laid back lifestyle and world-famous wildlife on the Otago Peninsula. This compact yet vibrant regional city has plenty of energy, which is to be expected with it being a university town. This sustains great activities such as theatre, stunning gardens, art galleries, live-music and a diverse selection of restaurants and cafés. Central Otago is a notable holiday destination and many outdoor recreation opportunities are easily accessible from Dunedin. Our current Urology Clinical Director would like to personally recommend the trout and sea fishing!

Painga - Benefits:

  • Supportive team
  • Work life balance
  • University of Otago hub and close working relationships with medical students and university staff
  • Access to ski fields, mountain biking trails, and local beaches with world famous surfing
  • Close to national hiking tracks

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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