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Cardiothoracic Registrar (immediate commencement)

Cardiothoracic Registrar

Dunedin Hospital

Expression of Interest


Join us as we change the future of healthcare


Mō te tūranga | About the role

Keen to further develop your surgical skills?  Have a keen interest in Cardiothoracic Surgery?  Want to experience more of this field than a 3 or 4 month rotation? Want to experience life in New Zealand’s adventure backyard?

Dunedin Hospital is seeking applications from Registrars interested in pursuing a career in Cardiothoracic Surgery.  Ideally applicants will already have Registrar experience in this specialty, however this is not essential. You can complete your Part 1 studies in a supportive environment with an opportunity to complete a required rotation in our intensive care unit. As one of the three dedicated Cardiothoracic Surgery Registrars in a team of four it is expected the successful candidate will become an integral member of the service. The small size of the team guarantees more one-on-one time with consultants and more time spent assisting in theatre.


Mōu ake | About you

Our ideal candidate will have:

  • A minimum of two years’ post qualification experience experience and preferably some surgical experience at Registrar level
  • You must be legally entitled to work in New Zealand and be eligible for general or provisional general registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand.  You can check your eligibility for registration by visiting the Council’s website at

Candidates who are not currently registered with the New Zealand Medical Council should be aware that it is a requirement of the NZ Medical Council that your qualifications are approved through EPIC. If you have a commitment to working in New Zealand it is highly recommended that you start this process as soon as possible to allow your subsequent registration to be undertaken in a timely fashion. For more information, please visit MCNZ website re EPIC Credentialing


Painga | Benefits


  • Free meals when on duty
  • Subsidised gym membership and discounted health insurance
  • Access to a range of retail discounts


Mō mātou | About us


Te Whatu Ora - Southern has the largest geographical coverage of all the New Zealand regions, providing services to 350,000 people in diverse communities. We take pride in all the services we provide, and our aim is to improve, promote and protect the health of our region. We believe that our dedicated and passionate staff are a significant driving force behind the achievement of these standards, and we need more like-minded people to help us continue providing for our community.


A lifestyle that is hard to beat!  Dunedin is a wonderful place for families, with great educational facilities (primary through tertiary) and many activities available for all ages.  Some of New Zealand’s most famous national parks, ski fields and wineries are within easy driving distance.  To find out more about living here please click the following link:


Due to the fast-paced nature of what we do, our vacancy close dates may be subject to change. Don’t delay, make sure you apply as soon as possible.


Tono ināianei | Apply now

We only accept online applications. Please apply via our website: 


If you currently work for Te Whatu Ora- Health New Zealand - Southern , please apply for this role via our internal careers site, found here:  Pulse > Applications > Corporate > SuccessFactors


Pre-Employment checks

In the interests of protecting our people and our patients, all appointments will be subject to:

  • Occupational Health Assessment
  • Police Vetting / Ministry of Justice safety checks
  • Covid-19 Vaccination is expected for all workers at higher risk of workplace exposure to COVID-19 through face-to-face patient interaction, working in clinical areas and contact with potentially infectious materials and surfaces.


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