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General Surgery Registrar (immediate commencement)

General Surgery Registrar

Southland Hospital


  • Join us as we change the future of healthcare in Southern NZ
  • An exceptional opportunity to expand your knowledge and advance your technical skills
  • Close to some of New Zealand most famous national parks and ski fields


Mō te tūranga | About the role

  • Registrars receive excellent support and opportunities for both technical surgical skills and management of a very broad range of surgical pathology. 
  • Opportunity to be part of a close-knit team of ten Consultants and eight Registrars (including two Urologists and one Urology Registrar). 
  • You will provide acute and elective surgical care, with the opportunity to work across a range of surgery specialties within General Surgery such as Breast, Colorectal, Bariatric and benign UGI.  There may also be the opportunity for a 6-12 month Urology attachment for successful applicants interested in pursuing this field.
  • There is one Registrar on call with a dedicated on call SMO lending itself to a supportive structured learning environment in acute care.  There is also a very broad and stimulating elective caseload.  Our Registrars are well supported in attending courses relevant to their career goals.
  • Department is also very supportive of those wishing to pursue Surgical Training, and will support applications to this end. 
  • There is 24/7 access to the library, weekly department and dedicated Registrar teaching, journal clubs, regular RMO forums, and exposure to a range of presentations to the hospital – all of which will equip you with a broad skill base to serve you well as you progress in your career.


Mōu ake | About you

  • Registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand or 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
  • A minimum of 2 years post qualification experience, and a keen interest in providing acute and elective surgical care to our community


It is 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
  • A lifestyle that is hard to beat!   Southland is a wonderful place for families, with great educational faciliities (primary through to tertiary) and many activiites available for all ages.   To find out more about living here, please click the follsing link


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.


Utu whānui |Salary range

This role is covered by the terms and conditions of New Zealand Resident Doctors’ Association & 20 DHB Multi Employer Collective 17 May 2021 – 31 March 2024 (NZRDA MECA) and Specialty Trainees of New Zealand and 20 District Health Boards Multi Employer Collective Agreement 14 December 2021 – 13 December 2023 (the STONZ MECA) and the salary will fall between $124,892  $211,100 dendant on relevant experience.


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

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


For further information please email


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
  • 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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