About the role
Are you looking for a better lifestyle and a workplace that is collaborative, progressive and passionate about learning? Southland is a remarkable place – home to pristine rainforests, fertile farmlands, sweeping coastlines and endless opportunities. With welcoming, generous and unapologetically proud people who are focused on an exciting future in Southland, you will find a strong sense of manaakitanga and a united, inclusive and increasingly diverse community.
Our people, employment opportunities, and enviable lifestyle will make for an inviting new home.
Southland Urology Services, based at Southland in Invercargill, have an exciting opportunity of a permanent Consultant Urologist who will join our small but very experienced team of urologists. The Service provides a combination of inpatient, outpatient and community services to our patients in the Southland catchment area.
There is also an opportunity to run clinics and undertake simple surgery in Queenstown.
There is a focus on urology oncology, endourology (stones) and management of BPE and LUTS.
The role responsibilities includes:
- 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
The on call commitment of a 1:3 and includes urology clinics, diagnostics and theatre activities.
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.
Southland is located right at the bottom of the South Island of New Zealand and is made up of several townships that all contribute to a proud and welcoming region.
The main centre is Invercargill - considered by many to be the capital of Southland, with a population of approx. 56,800. The serving population is approx. 120,000.
Queenstown lakes district is approx. 2 hour drive away and we receive inter-hospital referrals from this centre as well.
The attractive lakeside town of Te Anau, located on the shores of the South Island’s largest lake, is the gateway to the world-famous Fiordland National Park and is home to nearly 2000 people. All up, there more than 100,000 people to share the 3.1 million hectares (12% of New Zealand's total land area) of regional, lush farmland and coast, making Southland the perfect place to escape the hustle and bustle of big city life.
With an abundance of natural resources, Southland's economy is booming, bringing real benefits to the entire region and offers one of the highest employment rates in New Zealand. This, along with the safe streets, high standard of educational opportunities, and low living costs, play a big part in making Southland a wonderful place to live, work, study and play.
- Supportive team
- Work life balance
- University hub and close working relationships with medical students and university staff.
- Free on-site parking and only 10 – 15 minute commute from anywhere in the City
- Affordable housing and beautiful scenery
- Access to ski fields - 2 hours (Remarkables) and 2.5 hrs (Coronet Peak) and 3 hours (Cadrona), 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.