Medical Officer | Otago

24 July 2017 | ID: EML30

Fellow of the Division of Rural Hospital Medicine 
Clutha Health First, Balclutha, South Otago

Clutha Health First is an integrated health centre incorporating a 15 bed acute medical ward, General Practice, Medical Assessment Unit, primary maternity unit, community radiology service, community laboratory, a broad range of outpatient clinics and supporting community/allied health services.

We are seeking a Medical Officer to work in our Inpatient Medical Ward.  This would be an ideal position for a Fellow of the Division of Rural Hospital Medicine.  Alternatively, we would consider a post graduate with a minimum three years general medicine experience.  For a dual trained DRHMNZ / FRNZCGP Fellow there may be opportunities to also work as part of the general practice team.

The inpatient unit is led by our resident Medical Director who is a Fellow of Rural Hospital Medicine.  

The Inpatient Ward is managed by three Medical Officers who work on a 3 week rotating roster of 2 weeks on and 1 week off.  When rostered, the Medical Officer will be working on his/her own delivering a variety of services broadly incorporating acute medicine, rehabilitation and palliative care.  

The General Practice is the largest primary care provider in South Otago.  The Cornerstone accredited team includes seven GPs, Nurse Practitioner, Emergency Nurse Clinician and supporting staff.  

CHF is an accredited Rural Teaching Centre for the University of Otago Rural Medicine Immersion Programme.  We are also accredited for the GPEP training for the Royal NZ College of GPs.

This position offers you:
- A team of experienced medical and nursing professional in both primary and secondary level care
- Links to primary, secondary and tertiary services
- Innovative, progressive and friendly organisation
- Attractive remuneration package for successful long term and permanent appointments

With the beach and the Catlins coastline just 20mins drive, Dunedin 1 hour and Central Otago lakes and wineries 2 hours away the recreational opportunities for outdoor pursuits are broad and varied. South Otago offers a relaxed lifestyle, friendly people and supportive community with strong educational facilities all combining to deliver a good work life balance.



For further information please contact:

Dr Yan Wong, Medical Director
Phone:  021 1806 571

Gary Reed,   Clinical Director
Phone:  03-4190516

CHF Website:

Please forward your Expression of Interest to Gary Reed by 18 August 2017






South Otago



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Full time

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