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Clutha Health First

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Medical Officer

We are seeking a Medical Officer with at least 3 years post graduate experience working at Registrar level to join our team in managing a 15 bed Medical inpatient Ward admitting and providing care to acute, elective, rehabilitation and palliative care patients.  This is a fixed term position for one year.

Clutha Health First is a rural hospital and health centre in Balclutha, South Otago servicing a rural community of 17,000 people.  Our modern hospital operates a 15 bed Inpatient Medical Ward and 3 bed Maternity Ward together with a medical assessment unit, radiology, laboratory, outpatients department and supporting community/allied health services.  In addition the company owns and operates a GP practice employing 5 GPs and 2 GP Registrars servicing 8,000 enrolled patients.

The Inpatient Ward is managed by three medical officers who work in rotation.  Evening shifts will include some emergency work.  Medical Officers are supported by a well established team of experienced nurses.  Strong support is also offered by the visiting physicians, on site General Practitioners and outpatient Consultants. 

With the beach and Catlins coastline just 20mins drive, Dunedin 1 hour and Central Otago lakes and wineries 2 hours away the recreational opportunities for outdoor pursuits are endless.

South Otago offers a relaxed lifestyle, friendly people and supportive community with strong educational facilities all equating to an increased quality of life.

The following documents are available for this position:

All applications should be supported with a completed CHF Application Form, and Poilce Vetting Form.

For further details, or to submit an application, please contact:

Gary Reed, Clinical Director,
Email: or Phone 03 419 0516