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Emergency Department Registrars (immediate commencement and position from July 2023)

Emergency Department Registrars

Southland Hospital


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


Mō te tūranga | About the role

You will be part of a close-knit team of eight FACEMs, eight Registrars, a MOSS, and seven House Officers managing over 39,000 patients annually (21% Paediatrics), with a full case-mix including a relatively high level of major trauma. All major specialties are on site.


  • 12 months ACEM accreditation for advanced training
  • ACEM Paediatric logbook accreditation
  • Dedicated 6m Anaesthetics term available to ED trainees
  • ACEM Part I and II exam preparation programmes with high pass rate (2/2 Fellowship 2019)
  • EM Diploma and Certificate supervision (5 Certificate graduates past 3 years)
  • 4 hours per week protected teaching time, consultant led. All registrars.
  • 15 hours per day of direct FACEM on-floor supervision
  • Rotations to accredited specialty inpatient units available. Paediatrics includes neonatal unit.
  • More hands-on experience- your patient, your procedure!


Mōu ake | About you

We are interested in hearing from RMOs with a minimum of 3 years post qualification experience, including at least six months ED experience.

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 range of retail discounts
  • Access to staff holiday homes in Fiordland and Central Otago
  • Free parking when on duty


To top it off is a lifestyle that is hard to beat!  Southland is a wonderful place to live with many activities available for all ages.  Some of New Zealand’s most famous national parks, ski fields and wineries are within easy driving distance.  In just two hours you can be at the slopes of Queenstown, the great walks of Fiordland, enjoying a slice of bigger city life in Dunedin, or closer to home enjoying the new shopping, various bars and restaurants that are part of the Invercargill inner city rebuild.   Invercargill is a great base from which to explore all that Southern New Zealand has to offer. Southland is also a very family friendly place with a wide range of recreation options for families and fantastic educational facilities for all ages.


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

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
  • 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 indicate this in your cover letter so we can discuss this with you further and establish if you meet any criteria for an exemption.
  • Police Vetting / Ministry of Justice safety checks

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