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Registrars - Medical (commencing July 2024)

Southland Hospital

Salary Band $124,892 - $240,440 + Kiwisaver


  • Join us as we change the future of healthcare in Southern NZ
  • Opportunity to nurture any subspecialty interests
  • Close to some of New Zealand most famous national parks and ski fields


Mō te tūranga | About the role

  • Fully staffed with trained General Physicians, many of whom are also qualified in various subspecialties.
  • Medical patients are admitted to General Medicine, unlike larger hospitals where some patients are siphoned off to specialty inpatient teams. This ensures excellent breadth and depth of exposure to a wide range of medical conditions.
  • We maintain the care for acutely unwell patients including those requiring ICU admission, which means that advanced trainees can satisfy the high acuity requirement of their training by doing General Medicine at Southland, rather than having to do a separate high acuity run.
  • Opportunity for exposure to ambulatory work within the onsite subspecialties provided by the dual trained General Physicians, which include Cardiology, Respiratory, Endocrinology, Nephrology and Gastroenterology.
  • All other medical subspecialties are covered by visiting consultants from Dunedin Hospital.    There is ample time and opportunity to nurture any subspecialty interests amongst trainees alongside their General Medicine experience.


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
  • Whilst we are interested in receiving applications from those with Medical Registrar experience, RMO's with a minimum of one years’ post qualification experience and good exposure to general medical runs can apply


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
  • Access to staff holiday homes in Fiordland and Central Otago
  • Free parking when on duty


Mō mātou | About us

Health New Zealand - 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 the New Zealand Resident Doctors' Association & 20 DHB Multi Employer Collective 17 May 2021 - 31 March 2024 (NZRDA MECA) and Speciality Trainees of New Zealand and Te Whatu Ora Health New Zealand RMO Collective Agreement 14 February 2024 - 28 February 2026 and the salary will fall between $124,892 - $240,440 dependent on relevant experience. 


Rā mōnehuClosing Date    open


We only accept online applications.   Please visit our website: 


If you currently work for 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 interest of protectin our people and our patients, all appointments will be subject to:

  • Occupational Health Assessment
  • Police Vetting


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