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ICU Registrar

Registrar – Intensive Care Unit, Te Puna Wai Ora

Dunedin Hospital

Salary Band – $103,045 - $156,100 + Kiwisaver


  • Join us as we change the future of healthcare in Southern NZ
  • Fantastic teaching and education opportunities working with a supportive team
  • Opportunity to live in a vibrant and scenic city with fantastic outdoor opportunities at your doorstep


Mō te tūranga | About the role

Southern Critical Care is mixed medical and surgical intensive care unit which provides exposure to trauma, neurosurgical, cardiothoracic, and some paediatric intensive care. The unit acts as a tertiary referral centre for the 400,000 people living in the lower South Island. We have a busy aeromedical retrieval team involved in both inter hospital and prehospital transport, predominantly by helicopter. The unit has recently been refurbished and a state of the art 22 bed-space unit is scheduled to open this year. Secondments to Anaesthesia for registrars in ICU core training are available to complete CICM training requirements.


Our consultant and senior nursing staff are dedicated to providing high quality registrar education. We provide a five day orientation programme covering both critical care and aeromedical retrieval. Registrars attend weekly seminar based education and fortnightly simulation sessions. Teaching targeted at primary and fellowship exams for CICM is available. In house echocardiography and ultrasound teaching is also available. We also offer a number of courses (link: locally including BASIC, RACEplus and advanced critical care echocardiography courses, and 4i.

Dunedin Hospital has a strong collaborative relationship with the University of Otago, making a number of teaching and research options possible for those keen to pursue their academic careers whilst completing their clinical work. Statistical support is available for those wishing to complete a project as part of training (eg. the ACEM 4.10 requirement).


The unit is accredited for training in intensive care medicine by CICM (general, trauma, cardiac), as well as for ACEM critical care and RACP basic training. The run also provides invaluable experience for surgical registrars particularly prior to application for RACS training schemes.

Feedback on the job from recent registrars:


“Excellent consultant supervision and bedside teaching”

”Really felt supported during my time in the unit and never any problems calling for help whatever the hour”

 “Best teaching and commitment to teaching by a long way compared to other departments I have worked in”

“Echo teaching sessions have been invaluable, have already changed my practice”


Mōu ake | About you

Our ideal candidate will have:

  • 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
  • We are looking for enthusiastic registrars, both with previous intensive care experience and without.
  •  A minimum of three years’ post qualification experience.  We are also interested in hearing from more experienced critical care registrars with 6 months or more of anaesthetics or intensive care experience.


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


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 $103,045 - $156,100 dependant on relevant experience.


Rā mōnehu |Closing Date:  Open


Tono ināianei | Apply now

For further information please 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
  • COVID-19 vaccination


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