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Emergency Department Specialist

Emergency Medicine Specialist FACEM

Southland Hospital


  • Permanent, Part time


An opportunity for a real work/life balance has just become available at Southland Hospital. In this role you will join us in a 0.5FTE capacity, so life wont be all work and no play!


Southland Hospital has 181 beds and is the regional referral and 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 36,000 presentations per annum, with a modern open plan design that supports 21 beds (which includes 6 observations beds). 


You will join a stable and collegial medical staffing team of 8 other FACEM Specialists working in a roster of 4 x 10 hour shifts per fortnight (3 clinical and 1 non-clinical) which your equitable share (pro rata to your FTE) of day, mid and evening weekday shifts and weekends.  On call is also shared equitably and pro-rated to your FTE. 


The department is accredited for Registrar training with the Australian College of Emergency Medicine so teaching is a part of this role.  The Registrars are supported by a Senior House Officer Roster. 


Forget everything you thought you knew about Invercargill! 


Here the people are renowned for their warmth and hospitality, this little city still has a great sense of community where people matter, you will see this in the tight knit family feel amongst staff at Southland Hospital. There is space in abundance and you are surrounded by national parks and you will find yourself at the doorstep to the Catlins, alongside excellent access to Milford, Te Anau and Queenstown.  Excellent schooling is available and free fees at the local Polytechnic! 

To be eligible for this position you will need to have completed your Fellowship with the Australian College of Emergency Medicine or be on the pathway to complete this in the near future.  Due to this role only being part time, we can only accept applications from people who hold a residency to work in New Zealand.


Position Description


Closing Date: Sunday 16 May 2021


To Apply:

We only accept online applications.  Please apply via our website: www.southerndhb.govt.nz/careers/


For further information please contact, Agatha Chen, Recruitment Advisor – Senior Medical Officers, Phone: +64 3 470 9604 or email: agatha.chen@southerndhb.govt.nz


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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