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Registrar - Cardiothoracic or Surgical Registrar

Registrar - Cardiothoracic or Surgical

Dunedin Hospital

Salary Band $109,045 - $162,400 + Kiwisaver


  • Join us as we change the future of healthcare in Southern NZ
  • Small team size guaranteeing more one-on-one time with consultants and time assisting in theatre
  • Opportunity to live in a vibrant and scenic city with fantastic outdoor opportunities at your doorstep


Mō te tūranga | About the role


Southern is seeking Cardiothoracic or Surgical Registrars to become a valued member of our Cardiothoracic team at Dunedin Hospital.   As a small team this creates plenty of opportunity to gain valuable surgical skills and experience.    Those looking to enter the Cardiothoracic field have the opportunity to work closely with experienced Cardiothoracic surgeons and support for required training courses for entry to programme is provided.


  • Opportunity to complete your Part 1 studies in a supportive environment.
  • Opportunity to complete a required rotation in our intensive care unit.  
  • Keen to further develop your surgical skills?  Have a keen interest in Cardiothoracic Surgery?  Want to experience more of this field than a 3 or 4 month rotation?


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 ideally applicants will already have Registrar experience in this speciality, however this is not essential.


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


  • Relocation package is available for eligible candidates.    Please enquire if you need further information.
  • 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 - $162,400 dependant on relevant experience.


Rā mōnehu |Closing Date:  open


Tono ināianei | Apply now

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


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