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Paediatric Registrar (commencing as soon as possible)

Registrar – Paediatrics

Dunedin Hospital

Salary Band $120,475 - $240,440 + Kiwisaver


  • Join us as we change the future of healthcare in Southern NZ
  • Supportive department with exam preparation with strong link with RACP
  • Opportunity to live in a vibrant and scenic city with fantastic outdoor opportunities at your doorstep


Mō te tūranga | About the role

This role is split to provide diverse opportunities in both general Paediatrics and Neonatal care, within a busy and supportive service. The Paediatric roles include both inpatient care in a Children’s Unit housed in new facilities and outpatient clinics where you’ll be exposed to a range of clinical presentations. In addition to this there are multiple visiting outpatient clinics from quaternary services to optimise learning opportunities and exposure. We have clinics in cardiology, respiratory, nephrology (Auckland); gastroenterology, neurology, paediatric surgery, urology (Christchurch), and endocrine, genetics, community paediatrics, and infectious disease (Dunedin). We have recently received accreditation for advanced training in Community Child Health (CCH). Registrars are involved in acute assessment of children in both the Paediatric Assessment Unit and Emergency Department settings.


Dunedin Hospital has a Level 3 NICU providing care for neonates from 23 weeks gestation, as well as the opportunity to be part of a team involved in neonatal retrievals and transports. As a registrar you will be provided with extensive orientation, along with multiple weekly teaching opportunities and a high level of supportive Consultant supervision.


We are a training site for RACP trainees (both advanced and basic) in both General Paediatrics and Community Child Health training, and have very strong link with RACP. The department is highly supportive of registrars sitting their RACP written and clinical exams, which includes supporting registrars to attend appropriate exam preparatory courses and regular teaching sessions. We also support registrars sitting exams to attend visiting specialist outpatient clinics. Over the last few years, the Department has run a Mock Clinical Exam for Trainees prior to the RACP clinical exam (this is often also attended by Trainees who are thinking of sitting in the following year). We have supportive Advanced Trainees who are happy to give exam advice, run teaching sessions or listen to long cases. We have Consultants who are/have been RACP clinical examiners - who are available for advice and feedback. In the previous years, our department has had high pass rates for trainees sitting both the RACP written and clinical exams.

We also have very strong link with the University of Otago Medical School. As a registrar you can become an honorary clinical lecturer which gives you access to the University Library resources and this can go on your CV. There is an expectation that you will assist in supporting medical students and will be able to take up other academic opportunities, including research, for those have an interest in these areas. Multiple current and past trainees are enrolled in or have completed PhDs and Masters degrees.


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 possess a strong interest in Children’s Health.


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 Te Whatu Ora Health New Zealand RMO Collective Agreement 14 February 2024 – 28 February 2026 (the STONZ MECA) and the salary will fall between $120,475 - $240,440 dependant on relevant experience.


Rā mōnehu |Closing Date:  open



Tono ināianei | Apply now

We only accept online applications. Please apply via our website: Wording for non-DHB websites only:


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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

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