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Registrar - Rural Hospital or ACEM (2 month fixed term opportunity)

Registrar - Rural Hospital Medicine or ACEM 

Two month fixed term

Lakes District Hospital, Queenstown


  • Join us as we change the future of healthcare in Southern NZ
  • Exciting opportunity to live in the adventure capital of the world


Mō te tūranga | About the role


Queenstown’s Lakes District Hospital has the exciting opportunity to hire a fixed term Registrar to care to our community.   


At Lakes District Hospital you’ll be part of a team of 13 rural hospital doctors/FACEMs, 3 registrars and a house surgeon. In our rural ED we see a variety of adult and paediatric medicine. Trauma makes up 40-50% of our ED presentations. Our in-patients constitute a mix of general medicine, geriatrics, paediatrics, mental health, non-operative surgical and orthopaedics, rehabilitation medicine and palliative care. The role is ED based, but this is a small hospital where we all help each other and that may involve helping the ward at times. We also provide emergency back-up for the on-site Lakes primary birthing unit and Community Mental Health Team. We are a teaching centre for Rural Immersion undergraduate Medical Students and are accredited for RHM and 6 months of Rural and Remote Skills for ACEM trainees. 


Queenstown Lakes District has a permanent, rapidly growing, population of 30,000 and a large visitor population. Lakes District Hospital consists of 10 General Medical beds, five Maternity beds, Emergency Department and a small out-patient department. There are no on-site speciality teams. Those who require urgent specialist care are transferred by road or helicopter to Invercargill or Dunedin. We work closely with St Johns, the Otago Trust Rescue Helicopter and the Dunedin ICU Retrieval service to navigate patient transfers. We have onsite Radiology, including a CT Scanner, access to an off-site Laboratory services and a limited supply of O negative blood. In this role you will work in the Emergency Department, where we see close to 16,000 patients a year.


Mōu ake | About you

You will need to PGY3 or more and be keen to be exposed to the exciting opportunities afforded by a rural health care facility in the adventure capital of New Zealand.   This is includes hands on experience in orthopaedics and trauma, transfer and logistics and complex medical patients.  There is an opportunity to co-ordinate your training rotation with Dunstan hospital (RHM) and Dunedin and Invercargill Emergency Departments (ACEM). Key personal skills for this job are being a good team worker, flexible, hardworking and good at problem solving.


Painga | Benefits

This is an accredited training position for RHM and ACEM working 10 hours shifts on MECA compliant roster. Queenstown needs no introduction, whatever your interest or preferred pastime you will find the opportunity to indulge it here. It is located close to some of New Zealand’s best national parks, vineyards, mountain biking and ski fields. You will be part of an active, friendly and highly skill team, and experience a fast-paced rural hospital environment. Our SMOs provide weekly teaching as well opportunities to learn from visiting specialists, peer review and M&M


Mō mātou | About us

Join Te Whatu Ora and Te Aka Whai Ora as we embark on a historic collaboration to transform healthcare for all whānau across Aotearoa, New Zealand.   Together, we're passionte about creating a modern, intergrated health system that honours the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi and prioritises health equity of Māori, whānau, and every community.   Be part of this journey and contribute to a brighter, healthier cuture for all generations to come.


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 $113,007 - $162,100  dependant on relevant experience.


Rā mōnehu |Closing Date: open


Tono ināianei | Apply now

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


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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