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Emergency Department Specialist

Emergency Medicine Specialist FACEM
Southland Hospital

  • Permanent Full-Time (1.0 FTE)  
  • Salary : ASMS MECA 2022 (NZD 170,369 - 250,560)


Mō te tūranga | About the role
He aha te mea nui o te ao. He tāngata, he tāngata, he tāngata.

What is the most important thing in the world? It is people, it is people, it is people. Come join our team Southland Hospital as an Emergency Medicine Specialist (FACEM)!  Here in Southland the people are renowned for their warmth and hospitality. Invercargill is a small city with a big sense of community, where people matter. The quality of life here is a well-kept secret. Situated in the centre of town is Queens Park, boasting 200 acres, it has a zoo, various gardens, gym equipment, children’s play areas, walking trails, disk gold, duck ponds, bird aviaries, an 18-hole golf course, café and more! The Southern Institute of Technology attracts students from around the world. 


We are surrounded by national parks and beautiful coastlines. Our consultants spend their free time skiing or mountain biking in Queenstown and Wanaka or hiking in Fiordland and Mount Aspiring National parks. Great surfing and family swimming beaches can be found right in Invercargill or close by in the Catlins and Riverton. Fishing, diving, and hunting are also among the best in New Zealand. There are never crowds and you will feel like the world is all yours!


Invercargill is a safe place for families with excellent schooling and loads of activities to occupy children of all ages! The airport has direct flights to Auckland, Wellington, and Christchurch, so access in and out of Invercargill is easy. Housing is among the most affordable in New Zealand.


Mō mātou | About us
Our consultants are rostered for four 10 hour shifts per week (3 clinical and 1 non-clinical at 1.0 FTE) so there plenty of free time for a work-life balance. The department is accredited for 12 months of advanced training with the Australian College of Emergency Medicine (and Paediatric logbook), teaching is a major part of this role, with programmes for our registrars, house officers, and nurse specialists, including ultrasound. We have a brand new state of the art SIM facility.


Southland Hospital has 181 beds and is the regional referral, teaching and trauma centre for a population of 105,000 and a rural catchment area that stretches from Stewart Island to Te Anau and Queenstown.  The Emergency Department has approximately 39,000 presentations per annum, with a modern open plan design that supports 21 beds.  We are looking for energetic and outgoing team players to join our team. We are also open to candidates who are looking at fixed term positions or reduced hours. 


Position Description


Painga | Benefits

  • Supportive team
  • Flexible role


Utu whānui | Salary range
This role belongs to the ASMS Collective Agreement and falls between the Step 1 ($170,369) and Step 15 ($250,560 p.a prorata)


Rā mōnehu | Closing Date:  Friday, 27 October 2023
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:

For a job description or further information, please contact, Agatha Chen, Recruitment Advisor – Senior Medical Officers with your CV. Phone: +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)
  • 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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