About the role
NZDF health is tasked with maintaining, improving and restoring the health of the defence force’ in order to maintain the operational effectiveness of the NZDF.
To achieve this the NZDF medical officer is expected to provide high quality care to defence personnel at home and on operations.
The Defence Medical Officer is a generalist with a diverse role that includes aspects of primary care, occupational medicine, sports / musculoskeletal medicine, expeditionary medicine, prehospital medicine and acute care.
The NZDF medical officer will be expected to provide this care to NZDF personnel, as required on land, at sea or in the air.
NZDF health is committed to providing opportunities to develop and maintain the skills and experience required to deliver this care.
Individual services may provide opportunities to acquire specific occupational knowledge or skills including Dive Medicine, Aviation Medicine etc however these are not exclusive to any particular service.