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Registrar - Ophthalmology (commencing January 2024)


Registrar – Ophthalmology (Non-Training)

Dunedin Hospital

  • Join us as we change the future of healthcare in Southern NZ
  • Excellent teaching programme and a wide variety of cases to experience
  • Opportunity to live in a vibrant and scenic city with fantastic outdoor opportunities at your doorstep
  • Salary Band $109,045 - $145,300 + Kiwisaver


Mō te tūranga | About the role

  • Close-knit team that consists of Specialists, Trainees and those not yet on the training programme
  • Your main responsibilities will be ensuring the acute stream of patients are seen and assessed – this enables you to become confident with a wide variety of ophthalmic conditions - the opportunities on offer are immense.
  • You’ll also be assisting with some injections, and hopefully get some time in our new, purpose- built eye theatre which is off site from the main hospital, but very close by
  • The ability to extend your skills and and knowledge base are fantastic


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
  • A minimum of 2 years post qualification experience and are interested in RMO’s keen to further develop your skills in the area of Ophthalmology and need to have Registrar experience in this field to be able to apply for the training programme


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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

  • Great support for educational needs, including weekly teaching, case discussions, journal clubs, and peer review sessions
  • In a department that has a strong academic presence, opportunities for successful candidates will be far and wide, and will involve the ability to undertake research as part of training
  • 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 $109,045 - $145,300 dependant on relevant experience.


Rā mōnehu |Closing Date: OPEN


Tono ināianei | Apply now

We only accept online applications. Please apply via our website: 


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
  • 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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