Rheumatology Vacancies in New Zealand and Australia

Consultant Rheumatologist/Physician

Whanganui Hospital
Permanent 1.0 FTE

Whanganui District Health Board (WDHB) is seeking applications for a Rheumatologist or a General Physician with a special interest in Rheumatology. Our team are looking for someone whom wants to make a difference to our whānau /people in Whanganui.

For more details please see the official advertisement that can be found here.


Consultant Rheumatologist

Timaru Hospital
Permanent 0.5FTE (or full-time with general medicine)

A new position is available to replace Dr Daniel Ching when he retires from public hospital work in 2022. If anyone is interested, they can contact him via his email address: d.a.ching@xtra.co.nz This job can be combined with General Medicine to make it a full-time position with on-call duties at an easy 1 in 6-7. 

For more details please see the official advertisement that can be found here.

Consultant Rheumatologist

Christchurch Hospital
Permanent 1.0FTE


Please see the document below for more information.



Tauranga Hospital


We are looking for a Specialist Rheumatologist to join our team of experienced Physicians, Specialist Nurses and Allied Health staff with a focus on the delivery of high quality specialist care to the growing population across the Bay of Plenty.

We are wanting to recruit a Physician who is keen to participate with us in developing responsive ways of meeting the needs of our growing population. This role is suited to someone who is enthusiastic around service improvement and working in new ways as part of a multidisciplinary team.

This role will be backfilling a current Physician who is working towards retirement and currently does not participate in acute medical cover – however we will work with the ideal candidate to develop a role which best suits their professional preferences and career options.

The ideal candidate would also have the skills to foster a learning culture across undergraduate and postgraduate medical staff, with the support of the BOP clinical school and the University of Auckland. The school also provides clinical research opportunities.

Applicants must hold or be eligible for vocational registration with the New Zealand Medical Council or be training in New Zealand and with nine months or less of advanced training remaining to achieve FRACP.

Our team actively encourage work life balance and the Bay of Plenty is ideally situated for those who like to work, rest and play – beautiful beaches, stunning scenery, excellent schools and a vibrant social city culture.

The Bay of Plenty District Health Board is committed to our Te Toi Ahorangi vision of equitable services and health outcomes for Maori. To meet this vision the ideal candidate will have experience in working in a culturally diverse setting and proven skills in contributing to services which have evolved to meet the needs of patients, whanau/family and the wider community through an integrated service model of care.

Our values of Compassion, All-one-team, Responsive and Excellence are at the centre of everything we do. We are looking for someone who demonstrates, exudes and embeds behaviours consistent with our Manaakitanga values as well as the above skills and experience.

Interested? Want to chat about this exciting opportunity?

Contact: Kate Grimwade, Clinical Leader,(kate.grimwade@bopdhb.govt.nz) or Sandra Fielding, Business Leader, (sandra.fielding@bopdhb.govt.nz)

All applications are to be made online or email your application through to careers@bopdhb.govt.nz

Consultant Rheumatologist

Dunedin Hospital
Permanent 0.8FTE

This new position is a rare opportunity for a Rheumatologist with enthusiasm and vision to join an existing team of six rheumatologists in a forward looking department with an international reputation.

Dunedin Hospital Rheumatology Department offers the following:

  • Management of a diverse spectrum of inflammatory rheumatic disease within a multidisciplinary team
  • Robust therapeutic and diagnostic modalities available at world class standards
  • Highly integrated, collaborative department, supporting work-life balance

Our District Health Board covers the largest geographical catchment of all the DHB’s in New Zealand. We deliver to a population of approximately 329,000 people over the Otago and Southland regions, through two main centres, Dunedin and Invercargill. We proudly provide quality healthcare to our population.

If you are looking for a role in a team that values kindness and working collaboratively, with a view to the future of healthcare, then read on.

With a focus on outpatient consultations and management of inflammatory disease, our service delivery is uniquely interwoven with the demands of our population base and the referral General Practitioner structure. Our patient population is predominantly inflammatory arthritis with a high prevalence of connective tissue disorders and vasculitis. We undertake a range of procedures and have available clinic based ultrasound and nail fold video capillaroscopy. In addition to conventional radiology, CT and MRI, we have easy access to Nuclear Medicine SPECT scans, and state -of -the art immunology laboratory diagnostics.

This role is a permanent 0.8 FTE role of 32 hours per week and provides a balanced clinic schedule with adequate administrative review time.

As a forward thinking team, we are open to the introduction of other skills to our department. The Department has a close association with the University of Otago Medical School and the post holder would be expected to assist with teaching rheumatology to medical students and allied health professionals. A Staff member in the department holds a joint academic appointment. The Rheumatology Research Unit, Dunedin School of Medicine has an active research programme with 4 recent PhD students, and it would be possible to participate in clinical research projects should this be of interest.

In this post you would join a department of dedicated and enthusiastic rheumatology colleagues committed to delivering quality care, and who routinely share ideas and knowledge, within a highly collegial workplace.

To enjoy being part of our team you will be a highly competent, flexible and collaborative specialist who values constant learning. You will always be kind and personable with the ultimate goal of providing exceptional care. You must be able to participate in our current on-call roster, which is one week out of four, when you will undertake inpatient consultations.

Dunedin is a University City, famous for its historic buildings and sustains a vibrant city centre with great facilities including theatre, live-music and a diverse selection of restaurants and cafés. Outside of work, you will find life in Dunedin to be rewarding with its affordable living, excellent schools, a laid back lifestyle and world-famous wildlife on the Otago Peninsula. Central Otago is a notable holiday destination close by with its renowned lakes and mountains, and many outdoor recreation opportunities are easily accessible from Dunedin.

This role requires you to be FRACP (or equivalent), or be eligible to gain a vocational registration with Medical Council of NZ. If you are an international candidate you may be considered for this role under the condition you are eligible for vocational registration with the MCNZ in the Rheumatology scope of practice.

Closing date: Open

Candidates who are not currently registered with the New Zealand Medical Council should be aware that from 1 November 2017 it will be the requirement of the NZ Medical Council that your qualifications are approved through EPIC. If you have a commitment to working in New Zealand it is highly recommended that you start this process as soon as possible so as to allow your subsequent registration to be undertaken in a timely fashion. For more information please visit MCNZ website re EPIC Credentialing.

For further information please contact Milair Ryalls, Recruitment Advisor – Senior Medical Officers, Phone (03) 470 9604 or Email: milair.ryalls@southerndhb.govt.nz

To apply

We only accept online applications. Please apply via our website: www.southerndhb.govt.nz/careers/

Private Practice in Hobart

13 Feb 2021

Great opportunity to walk into a busy private rheumatology practice in Hobart, Tasmania.

Rheumatology Tasmania has recently lost two busy rheumatologists to family commitments, leaving a large existing patient base and overwhelming numbers of new referrals in need of YOU!

We are a friendly group of (now) three rheumatologists, a pain specialist and a musculoskeletal physiotherapist working in central Hobart, where life goes on as the rest of the world goes mad.
Remuneration is excellent, cost of living low and lifestyle relaxed, with all of the variety that Hobart has to offer including beaches, mountains, wilderness and MONA.

We work in close proximity to Southern Clinical Research, a clinical trials unit focussing on new biologic trials, the tertiary referral hospital the Royal Hobart Hospital is just down the road and there are two easily accessible private hospitals within a 10 minute drive.

Contact Dr Jane Zochling at jzochling@rheumtas.com.au for further information, or check out our website www. rheumtas.com.au

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