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House Officers PGY2+ - Reliever and O&G (commencing January 2023)

Reliever and O&G House Officers

Southland Hospital


Join us as we change the future of healthcare in Southern New Zealand


Mō te tūranga | About the role


We have opportunities available for House Officers who are interested in seeking a Southern Lifestyle for an initial Reliever run and Senior House Officers for our O&G run, commencing January 2023.     Please indicate your preference of run in your cover letter.


With hospitals small enough to give you hands-on specialist-led experience, yet big enough to learn through an internationally renowed research partnership, your career opportunities are limitless.   We're looking for doctors who want to level up, grow their areas of interest, and work with specialists who know their name.


Working in a close-knit team, you will have excellent access to your Registrar & Consultant, and unrivalled opportunities to experience many of the varied presentations to the hospital.  You will be exposed to a number of medical situations that will equip you well for future training Registrar roles.   You will have continued support in your professional development through 24/7 access to the library, weekly teaching and Grand Rounds, journal clubs, and regular RMO forums


Following that and depending on your interest, we have a number of runs available for you to work in.  These include:


  • General Surgery
  • Orthopaedics
  • General Medicine
  • Psychiatry
  • AT&R
  • ED (6 month run)
  • Paediatrics (6 month run)


Mōu ake | About you

You will have at least one years’ postgraduate experience and be eligible for, or already hold, registration in New Zealand with Medical Council of New Zealand.


You must be legally entitled to work in New Zealand and 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


Candidates who are not currently registered with the New Zealand Medical Council should be aware that it is a 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 so as to allow your subsequent registration to be undertaken in a timely fashion. For more information please visit MCNZ website re EPIC Credentialing.

Painga | Benefits

  • 24/7 access to the library, weekly teaching and Grand Rounds, 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
  • One week’s free accommodation
  • Free parking 
  • Free meals when on duty
  • Subsidised gym membership and discounted health insurance
  • Access to a range of retail discounts


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.


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


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
  • New employees of Te Whatu Ora Southern will need to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, which includes two doses and a booster dose of an approved vaccine.   If you are unable to receive a COVID-19 vaccine or booster for any reason, please indictate this in your cover letter so we can discuss this with you further and establish if you meet any criteria for an exemption.

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