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Emergency Department Specialist

Emergency Medicine Specialist FACEM

Southland Hospital


  • Permanent full-time (x2)
  • Fixed-term full-time applicants also considered


Come join our team Southland Hospital!  We have two full-time vacancies available and would also consider applicants who wanted to work on a fixed-term basis if you are not sure that Invercargill is for you!


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.


Ou 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 have two full-time permanent vacancies but would be open to candidates who wished to look at fixed term positions.


Position Description


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


COVID Vaccination Requirements

Following the update to COVID-19 Public Health Response (Vaccinations) Order 2021, to be employed with Southern DHB you will be required to be fully vaccinated as a health care worker.  If you have already been fully vaccinated you will need to provide proof of this to Occupational Health staff.  If you are not yet fully vaccinated you must make arrangements to undertake your first vaccination no later than the 30 October 2021 and be fully vaccinated, as required by the Order, by 1 December 2021.   


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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