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ED/Trauma Senior House Officer

Join us as we change the future of healthcare in Southern New Zealand.


Mō te tūranga | About the role

This role has been specially designed to provide Senior House Officers who are interested in a career in Orthopaedics but who consider they need a little more Orthopaedic experience before taking the step up to Registrar.    The position is for an August commencement; however, we would consider an earlier start date by having you commence in a standard House Officer role. 

The run is 6 months in length, after which you will move to the main House Officer team.   Predominately, the House Officer remains in ED seeing Orthopaedic patients, but will help out in fracture clinics when free.  The role is Monday to Friday 0800 – 1600 hours and is categorised as a D Band.

You’ll be part of a dedicated team providing comprehensive elective general orthopaedic services, as well as 24-hour Orthopaedic Trauma and Orthopaedic Emergency care. 

The scope of your work will be varied and will include exposure to a range of subspecialties including:

  • Trauma surgery
  • Joint replacement
  • Spinal surgery
  • Paediatric Orthopaedics
  • Foot and Ankle Surgery
  • Sports Medicine Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Occupational Medicine
  • Upper Limb Surgery


Mōu ake | About you


We are interested in hearing from RMOs with a minimum of 1 year post qualification experience and ideally an RMO who wants a career in Orthopaedics, however, we can consider those who are keen on an ED career.


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


Painga | Benefits

  • Free on-site parking
  • Free meals when on duty
  • Affordable housing and beautiful scenery
  • Continuous support for career development
  • Subsidised gym membership and discounted health insurance
  • Access to discounted staff holiday accommodation and 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.


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

 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
  • COVID-19 vaccination
  • Police Vetting / Ministry of Justice safety checks

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