Rheumatology Vacancies in New Zealand

Consultant Rheumatologist – Waikato DHB

Consultant Rheumatologist | Rheumatology Service | Full time position | Position No. WAI07036

We are seeking a passionate, committed Consultant Rheumatologist (1.0 FTE + on-call) to join our dynamic, progressive and multidisciplinary department at Waikato Hospital, the largest tertiary hospital in New Zealand. The broad focus on patient care, research and education offers an excellent career opportunity. The position is a permanent position available from 8thof October 2018

At Waikato Hospital you will work in a collegial and supportive environment with 5 other Rheumatologists and 2 CNS who are committed to patient care, training and teamwork.

Waikato District Health Board has an academic division of the Faculty of Medicine and Health Science, University of Auckland onsite, along with a well-equipped clinical school which acts as a teaching and training centre for an increasing number of undergraduates and post graduate medical and allied health science students.

The candidate must have qualifications that would satisfy the requirements for vocational registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand and must have a driver license. Please visit the Medical Council of NZ website: http://www.mcnz.org.nz/if you are unsure and complete the on-line assessment tool.

Hamilton is situated in the North Island of New Zealand along the banks of the Waikato river. The city has a population of 150,200 (source Stuff August 2016) and is approximately 2 hours south of Auckland. Beaches on the east and west coast are approximately 1 hours away and ski fields are under 3 hours’ drive time.

Please contact: Dr Alan Doube, Clinical Director – email: alan.doube@waikatodhb.health.nzif you require any further information.

Closing date: Open until filled 

Position description

Please apply on theWaikatoDHB website

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer and Consultant Rheumatologist


We are seeking to appoint a specialist Rheumatologist to take up a full-time joint Academic and Clinical position within the University of Otago and Dunedin Hospital.

About Us

The University of Otago is New Zealand’s first University and one of its finest. There is a close relationship between the University and the Southern District Health Board allowing access to patients for student teaching and learning across southern New Zealand and world-leading research.

The Role

For your academic duties you will be based in the Department of Medicine, Dunedin School of Medicine, and will be appointed to the position of Lecturer or Senior Lecturer. You would be responsible for teaching at both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels, and would have unlimited possibilities for laboratory and clinical based research. Joining a team of well-established researchers, you will receive plenty of support for your research and have many opportunities for meaningful collaborations.

The Rheumatology Research Unit is located within the Department of Medicine and has a long history of high quality research. You would be part of a team including a research nurse, doctoral and postdoctoral research students and Rheumatologist academic colleagues. You would be encouraged to develop your own area of research expertise, which would be supported by the University’s ‘;Arthritis Research Theme’.

Clinical responsibilities are based at Dunedin Hospital, a 400 bed university Hospital providing care for a population of approximately 300,000 spread over a large area of the lower South Island of New Zealand. You will participate in a 1:4 on-call roster and provide a full range of Rheumatology services alongside enthusiastic colleagues.

Your skills and experience

  • An academic qualification and prior experience in teaching and research.
  • The Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP) or equivalent qualification and must hold, or be eligible for, vocational registration with the New Zealand Medical Council.
  • Familiarity or expertise in clinic-based ultrasound would be a benefit as the unit has a clinic based ultrasound machine.

About Dunedin / Further details

You’ll find life in Dunedin to be very easy with its affordable living, great schools, laid back lifestyle and world-famous wildlife on the Otago Peninsula. The town centre is compact but has plenty of energy, which is to be expected with it being a student-town. This sustains some great activities such as theatre, live-music and a great selection of restaurants and cafes. Central Otago, with all of its great holiday spots and outdoor recreation opportunities is also easily accessible from Dunedin.

If you are looking for an exciting new opportunity and would like to know more about working with us, then please contact Associate Professor Michael Schultz, Head of Department, Department of Medicine, (academic component) on +64 3 474 7007 or Dr Jo Mitchell, Clinical Leader, Rheumatology, (clinical component), on +64 3 474 0999

Please note that 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.


To view all current vacancies and to apply online go to: https://otago.taleo.net/careersection/2/jobdetail.ftl?job=1601676

Equal opportunity in employment is University policy.

E tautoko ana Te Whare Wananga o Otago i te kaupapa whakaorite whiwhinga mahi.