General Practitioner, Dunedin, University Of Otago

Published 2022-06-30
Expires 2022-07-30
ID #1066578853
General Practitioner, Dunedin, University Of Otago
New Zealand, Otago, Dunedin,
Published June 30, 2022

Job details:

Job type: Full time
Contract type: Permanent
Salary type: Monthly
Occupation: General practitioner

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Student Health provides health care services for students at the University of Otago and is staffed by full and part-time employees working as a multi-disciplinary team.

We undertake over 50,000 medical, nursing, and mental health consultations per year.

The role/Te mahi

As a General Practitioner, you will work as part of a large multidisciplinary primary health care team providing primary medical care to all eligible students, in a professional, culturally safe, supportive, understanding, and caring manner, always.

The focus of our practice is on young adult health care, but patients may be aged between 17 and 80 years old.

Successful candidates will be:
Registered with the Medical Council of New Zealand with a valid, appropriate Annual Practicing Certificate and Indemnity Insurance.
Skilled and knowledgeable in core General Practice areas.
Interested in care delivery for a young adult population.
Collaborative, with the ability to develop and maintain effective professional relationships with colleagues.
A critical thinker with problem solving skills.
An effective communicator with the ability to write clear, user-friendly documentation for health purposes.
Competent in using technical health software, with an ability to easily grasp new processes and technologies.
Committed with an ability to work in a multi - disciplinary team.

Ideally you will have a genuine interest in student/young adult health with demonstrated commitment and understanding of developmental influences on young adults, and be able to provide high quality, comprehensive primary care to this group.

A focused, flexible, positive, team approach to work is essential. Student Health Services embraces a shared-care, multidisciplinary approach amongst its clinicians.

We are seeking vocationally registered general practitioners, but those with experience in general practice, and GPEP 2/3 candidates will be considered.

We have permanent, part time and full-time positions available. Hours of work are negotiable, between 8.30am and 8.30pm.

You must have the right to live and work in New Zealand to apply for this role.

All Student Health Services doctors participate in the after-hours roster of Dunedin Urgent Doctors and Accident Centre.

The University is committed to meeting its obligations under the Children’s Act 2014. Candidates who successfully make the final stages of the recruitment process will be required to undergo a safety check. For further information on the safety check process please visit: Protection of Children

For further information, please contact Margaret Perley, Head of Student Health Services via the contact details below.


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There is no formal closing date and applications will be considered individually on receipt. The University reserves the right to close this vacancy at any time.

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    Often referred to as GPs or General Medical Officers, General Practitioners diagnose and treat common maladies such as allergies, eczema, and high cholesterol. General Practitioners may operate independently or in medical centers.

    Dunedin ( (listen) duh-NEE-din; Māori: Ōtepoti) is the second-largest city in the South Island of New Zealand (after Christchurch), and the principal city of the Otago region. Its name comes from Dùn Èideann, the Scottish Gaelic name for Edinburgh, the capital of Scotland.The urban area of Dunedin lies on the central-eastern coast of Otago, surrounding the head of Otago Harbour, and the harbour and hills around Dunedin are the remnants of an extinct volcano. The city suburbs extend out into the surrounding valleys and hills, onto the isthmus of the Otago Peninsula, and along the shores of the Otago Harbour and the Pacific Ocean. Dunedin was the largest New Zealand city by territorial land area until superseded by Auckland with the formation of the Auckland Council in November 2010. Archaeological evidence points to lengthy occupation of the area by Māori prior to the arrival of Europeans. The province and region of Otago takes its name from the Ngāi Tahu village of Otakou at the mouth of the harbour, which became a whaling station in the 1830s. In 1848 a Scottish settlement was established by the Lay Association of the Free Church of Scotland. Between 1855 and 1900 many thousands of Scots emigrated to the incorporated city. Dunedin became wealthy during the Central Otago Gold Rush, beginning in the 1860s. In the mid-1860s, and between 1878 and 1881, it was New Zealand's largest urban area. The city population at 5 March 2013 was 120,246. While Hamilton, Tauranga and Lower Hutt have eclipsed the city in size of population since the 1980s to make it only the seventh-largest urban area in New Zealand, Dunedin is still considered one of the four main cities of New Zealand for historic, cultural and geographic reasons.Dunedin has a diverse economy, which includes manufacturing, publishing and technology-based industries as well as education, research and tourism. The city's most important activity centres around tertiary education—Dunedin is home to the University of Otago, New Zealand's oldest university (established 1869), and the Otago Polytechnic. Students account for a large proportion of the population; 21.6 per cent of the city's population was aged between 15 and 24 at the 2006 census, compared to the New Zealand average of 14.2 per cent. In 2014 Dunedin was designated as a UNESCO City of Literature.

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