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Rural Hospital Medicine Fellowship or SMO Position

Central Otago Health Services Limited – Dunstan Hospital


  • We have a 0.8-1.0 FTE, 1 year, fixed term, Senior position to fill from 30th January 2023.

  • This position will cover maternity and sabbatical leave. 

  • The position would ideally suit someone finishing vocational training in Rural Hospital Medicine, however those with existing vocational registration are also invited to apply.

  • Opportunity exists to complete a ‘fellowship’ in Rural Hospital Medicine and this concept has been endorsed by the division of Rural Hospital Medicine NZ. Non-Clinical time will be provided to appropriate applicants allowing them to develop areas of special interest such as minor procedures or simulation training.


You will join a well-established senior clinical team striving for excellence in rural medicine with an emphasis on collegiality and the adaptability that comes with rural health. The stable senior medical staff will support transition to independent practise for a candidate looking to complete RHM fellowship with us. We are well supported by specialist services in the Southern DHB and work closely with local GP’s to care for a community of >30,000+ people. Our hospital services a large area including Roxburgh, Alexandra, Cromwell and Wanaka.


Dunstan Hospital provides a wide range of clinical services including: 24-hour acute care, inpatient care, rehabilitation and palliative care, and a 3-bed high dependency unit. We look after primary afterhours care from 6pm, and have on-site radiology (incl. CT) and lab who are on call overnight. In addition, there are several outpatient clinics and community services.


 Central Otago is a beautiful part of the country and a welcoming community. The outdoors is on your doorstep with biking, skiing and endless wilderness adventures. The area is filled also with vineyards and a great selection of excellent cafes and restaurants.

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To apply please send a cover letter and CV by Friday 28th October 2022

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If you have any queries feel free to email me, or phone me on 021 293 2085.

Jonathon Wills – Clinical Director​

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