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Emergency Department Registrars (6 month fixed term)

Emergency Department Registrars

6 months fixed term from January 2023

Dunedin Hospital


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


Mō te tūranga | About the role


The Dunedin ED is accredited for twelve months of advanced training time by the Australasian College of Emergency Medicine (ACEM). Our ED is accredited for rural/regional training and is a great place to meet the ACEM rural training time requirement. We are also accredited for the Paediatric Logbook component of training. The Dunedin ED has an ACEM exam preparation programme, an ACEM Examiner and a high pass rate for the College Primary and Fellowship exams. Dunedin Hospital has a range of other accredited Registrar positions (including ICU, anaesthetics, and medicine) that College trainees can rotate into to fulfil the requirements of training. Dunedin’s university offers papers that meet the criteria of the ACEM Trainee Research Requirement Coursework Pathway.


Most importantly, the Dunedin ED has a Rocket espresso machine in the staff room!


Mōu ake | About you


If you are a minimum of two years post-graduation, want to gain ED experience or advance a career in Emergency Medicine, and you feel like living in a vibrant and scenic city with great outdoor opportunities, then please apply!


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


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:


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.


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
  • New employees of Te Whatu Ora Southern will need to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, which includes two doses and a booster dose of an approved vaccine.   If you are unable to receive a COVID-19 vaccine or booster for any reason, please indictate this in your cover letter so we can discuss this with you further and establish if you meet any criteria for an exemption.

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