Christchurch SMO position

Term: 6 month fixed term
Dates: 1st March 2019

Otolaryngology | SMO | Fixed term


Our Purpose: What We’re Here For

When you work with the Canterbury District Health Board, you’re part of something very special. We’re world leaders in the delivery of integrated health care, and we’re always striving to Make It Better. From the carers on the front line working directly with patients and communities, to our talented support teams who enable that care, we plan, fund and deliver health services to the almost 600,000 New Zealanders that live in the Canterbury region. And we’re all about putting people at the heart of everything we do.

Our Culture: What Matters To Us

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Putting people at the heart of all we do 

For us to continue putting our communities at the centre of our health system, we’re putting our own people at the centre of everything we do. Because health is ultimately all about people. What’s important around here is the way we care for and respect others, the responsibility that all our people take for delivering outcomes, and that we go about our work with integrity in all we do.

What matters to us is doing the right thing, valuing everyone, and being and staying well ourselves so we can care for our community.

The Role: What This Opportunity’s All About

We are looking for a fixed term Otolaryngologist to join us in a fixed term position.

The Otolaryngology Department at Christchurch Hospital provides a complete range of secondary and tertiary services to Canterbury and other areas in South Island, with a secondary referral population base of 550,000,tertiary referral population base of 1 million.  Services are provided on an inpatient, day patient and outpatient basis and are integrated with the Audiology Department.

Applications are invited from Senior Medical Practitioners’ who would be interested in a part time, six month fixed term role commencing in 2018.


  • Expertise in the field of general Otolaryngology.
  • Post Fellowship training/experience as required for a tertiary teaching centre, including an appropriate speciality interest.
  • An ability to undertake and organise undergraduate Otolaryngology teaching would also be desirable.

To be considered for this position, you would have to be registered, or be eligible for registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand. Having post graduate raining in Otology is desirable.

This position provides additional support in outpatient clinics, surgical operating lists, undergraduate and postgraduate teaching.

Belonging Here: Becoming Part Of Our Story

Our people enjoy access to a fantastic benefits scheme, flexible working arrangements and a genuine and ongoing focus on career development.

We hope you’ll seriously consider joining us, but if this isn’t a good fit for you, please share the opportunity with your personal networks.

If this particular role isn’t for you, we do have other similar opportunities - please look on our careers page or give us a call to discuss.

Apply online, or to find out more information, please contact Tracey Sutherland


Applicants will be progressed as they apply, so if this sounds like you, please apply now!