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Registrar - Emergency Department

Registrar- Emergency Department
Dunedin Hospital

Salary Band – $103,045 - $194,800 + Kiwisaver


  • Join us as we change the future of healthcare in Southern NZ
  • One of the highest Consultant to Registrar ratios in the country
  • Opportunity to live in a vibrant and scenic city with fantastic outdoor opportunities at your doorstep


Mō te tūranga | About the role

  • Accredited for twelve months of advanced training time by the Australasian College of Emergency Medicine (ACEM).
  • Accredited for rural/regional training - is a great place to meet the ACEM rural training time requirement.
  • Accredited for the Paediatric Logbook component of training. 
  • An ACEM exam preparation programme, an ACEM Examiner and a high pass rate for the College Primary and Fellowship exams.
  • A range of other accredited Registrar positions (including ICU, anaesthetics, and medicine) that College trainees are able to rotate into in order to fulfil the requirements of training.
  • Otago University offers papers that meet the criteria of the ACEM Trainee Research Requirement Coursework Pathway.
  • The Emergency Department sees 47,000 patients per year. Patient mix is broad and a full range of trauma, medical, surgical, paediatric and minor presentations seen on a regular basis.
  • Senior support is excellent, with one of the highest Consultant to Registrar ratios in the country. Registrars work on average approximately four days per week.


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 minimm of two years post-graduate and want to gain ED experience or advance a career in Emergency Medicine


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
  • Most importantly, the Dunedin ED has a Rocket espresso machine in the staff room!


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 - $194,800 dependant on relevant experience.


Rā mōnehu |Closing Date: Open


Tono ināianei | Apply now

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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 / Ministry of Justice safety checks
  • 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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