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Emergency Department Specialist

Emergency Medicine Specialist FACEM
Southland Hospital

  • Permanent Full-Time (1.0 FTE)  
  • Salary : From $270k upwards depending on experience (ASMS MECA 2024 (NZD 185,380- 267,980)


Mō te tūranga | About the role
Join our team at Southland Hospital as an Emergency Medicine Specialist (FACEM)!  Want to know more, organise an Informal Discovery Chat now with Agatha. For more calendar options, contact Agatha - Recruitment Advisor and we will tell you about your working life as a ED Specialist at Southland Hospital and what it is like to live in Southland.


Our Emergency Department team of nine see to about 39,000 presentations per annum. The team here are rostered on four 10 hour shifts per week (3 clinical and 1 non-clinical at 1.0 FTE) so working with us means a healthy work-life balance not to mention an easy commute. With the allocation of our FTE distribution, on call and availability allowance pattern, you would also be looking at a generous pay package from $270k + dependent on experience.


We are accredited for 12 months of advanced training with the Australian College of Emergency Medicine giving you a chance to teach and partner with our registrars, house officers, and nurse specialists. 


Facility wise, we have a brand new state of the art SIM facility and a modern open plan design that supports 21 beds. Being a regional referral, teaching and trauma centre for a population of 105,000, our patients come from all over the southern region from Stewart Island to Queenstown.  


Mōu ake | About you
We hope you are as dedicated and passionate like us about our patients and looking at working with us either on a long term or fixed term basis.  Applicants must be registered or eligible for registration, with the New Zealand Medical Council as an Emergency Medicine Physician.


Painga | Benefits
Invercargill is a small city with a big sense of community. We are surrounded by national parks and beautiful coastlines so our consultants spend their free time skiing, mountain biking or hiking in Fiordland and Mount Aspiring National Parks. Here in Invercargill, you never have to battle the daily commute or navigate crowds so you will feel like the world is all yours! If you have a family – our city offers a safe haven for your children to grow up and study in excellent schools!  We have a world class indoor velodrome, olympic sized pool with previous Olympians coaching, not to mention indoor rock climbing, trampoline park, and go cart track. We also have some of the lowest house prices and overall cost of living in NZ.


When you first arrive, we will get you settled into our comfortable housing during your initial three months. We also help you with economy flights for you and your family, car rental, household relocation, not to mention navigating through MCNZ registration and Work Visa Application.


Utu whānui | Salary range
This role belongs to the ASMS Collective Agreement and falls between the Step 1 ($185,380) and Step 15 ($267,980 p.a prorata)


Rā mōnehu | Closing Date:  22 May 2024
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 will be screening applications as soon as we receive them. If this role has sparked your interest but does not match your current clinical skills, we have a range of clinical roles available, get in touch as there could be a place for you! 


For a job description or further information, please contact, Agatha Chen, Recruitment Advisor – Senior Medical Officers on +64 3 470 9604 or email:


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
  • Serious misconduct checks (previous Public Service departments and statutory Crown entities only)



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