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Senior Medical Officers

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There are approximately 360 Senior Medical Officers (SMO) and Senior Dental Officers (SDO) employed by Southern DHB.

We actively recruit talented senior medical officers, medical specialists, consultants and fellows across a vast array of speciality services, including: anaesthesia, general surgery, intensive care, mental health and emergency medicine as well as many others. 


All doctors wanting to practice medicine in New Zealand must first register with the Medical Council of New Zealand.

All dentists wanting to practice in New Zealand must first register with the Dental Council

Here you can find information on the registration process, what you need to know, as well as contacts.

Milair Ryalls is our in-house Recruitment Advisor for Senior Medical and Dental officers and will be able to provide you with advice and guidance throughout the recruitment process. 

Whether you are in the early stages of considering a move to Southern DHB, are actively applying for positions, or are seeking support and advice for your planned move – phone Milair on 03 470 9604 or email Milair or Tamara today!