Consultant Gastroenterologist Dunedin/Southland

Posted Sunday February 18, 2024
  • 1.0 FTE
  • Permanent, fixed-term or locum
  • Salary: Base salary from ASMS MECA 2024 (NZD 185,380 - 267,980) plus additional allowances

We have a fantastic opportunity for a Consultant Gastroenterologist role that is affiliated with the University of Otago. Although our Gastroenterology service welcomes applications for the position starting as soon as possible, there is also room for flexibility with us to negotiate the hours of work and length of employment as well the possibility of combining with General Medicine with the successful applicant.

About the Service

Te Whatu Ora - Southern offers a comprehensive range of Gastroenterology services in both of our main hospitals, located in Dunedin and Invercargill, as well as outpatient clinics in other areas of the district. Even though this role is based in Southland, consideration would be given to a candidate who wishes to be based in Dunedin; however, this would still require travel to Invercargill. In this role, you will participate in a 1:4 on-call roster and provide a full range of Gastroenterology services alongside an enthusiastic group of colleagues. Planning is currently underway to re-develop facilities and expand the department so there will be opportunities to contribute to this development. There are also unlimited possibilities for laboratory and clinical based research and there is plenty of scope for collaboration with like-minded researchers. To be successful in this role, you'll need to have enthusiasm for teaching and be a team player with a commitment to improving and developing service delivery quality.

Dunedin is a vibrant university town and a great place to live and work. Dunedin Hospital has 350 beds and provides care for a population of approximately 180,000 while Southland Hospital, in Invercargill has 180 beds and provides care for a population of approximately 100,000.

About you

Appointed specialists will possess FRACP or an equivalent qualification. Trainees within a few months of completing FRACP training are welcome to express an interest. ERCP experience is desirable, but not essential.

Utu whānui - Salary range

This role belongs to the ASMS Collective Agreement and falls between the Step 1 ($185,380) and Step 15 ($267,980 p.a prorata)

Tono ināianei - Apply now

Applications close Friday, 15 March 2024.

We will be screening applications as soon as we receive them. If this role has sparked your interest but does not match your current clinical skills, we have a range of clinical roles available, get in touch as there could be a place for you!

For a job description or further information, please contact, Agatha Chen, Recruitment Advisor - Senior Medical Officers on +64 3 470 9604 or email:

Alternatively come and meet us between 1 - 11 May at either Glasgow, Manchester or London to help with your decision making!

Pre-employment checks

In the interests of protecting our people and our patients, all appointments will be subject to the following:

  • Occupational health assessment
  • Police vetting/Ministry of Justice safety checks
  • Serious misconduct checks (previous Public Service departments and statutory Crown entities only)
  • Covid-19 vaccination is expected for all workers at higher risk of workplace exposure to Covid-19 through face-to-face patient interaction, working in clinical areas and contact with potentially infectious materials and surfaces

To apply

We only accept online applications. Please apply via our website:


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