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Senior House Officer - ED/Trauma (commencing July 2024)

ED/Trauma Senior House Officer 

Southland Hospital

Salary Band $98,123 - $108,600


  • Join us as we change the future of healthcare in Southern NZ
  • Excellent support and opportunities for development through a high level of SMO contact and supervision
  • Close to some of New Zealand most famous national parks and ski fields 


Mō te tūranga | About the role

This role has been specially designed to provide Senior House Officers who are interested in a career in Orthopaedics but who consider they need a little more Orthopaedic experience before taking the step up to Registrar.

The run is 6 months in length, after which you will move to the main House Officer team.   Predominately, the House Officer remains in ED seeing Orthopaedic patients, but will help in fracture clinics when free.  The role is Monday to Friday 0800 – 1600 hours and is categorised as a D Band.


You’ll be part of a dedicated team providing comprehensive elective general orthopaedic services, as well as 24-hour Orthopaedic Trauma and Orthopaedic Emergency care. 

The scope of your work will be varied and will include exposure to a range of subspecialties including:


  • Trauma surgery
  • Joint replacement
  • Spinal surgery
  • Paediatric Orthopaedics
  • Foot and Ankle Surgery
  • Sports Medicine Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Occupational Medicine
  • Upper Limb Surgery


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
  • We are interested in hearing from RMOs with a minimum of 2 years post qualification experience and ideally an RMO who wants a career in Orthopaedics, however, we can consider those who are keen on an ED career.

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


  • 24/7 access to the library, weekly teaching and Grand Rounds, journal clubs, regular RMO forums, and exposure to a range of presentations to the hospital – all of which will equip you with a broad skill base to serve you well as you progress in your career
  • Free meals when on duty
  • Subsidised gym membership and discounted health insurance
  • Access to range of retail discounts
  • Free parking when on duty
  • Access to staff holiday homes in Fiordland and Central Otago


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 passionate about creating a modern, integrated health system that honours the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi and prioritises health equity for Māori, whānau, and every community. Be part of this journey and contribute to a brighter, healthier future 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 $91,123 - $108,600 dependant on relevant experience.


Rā mōnehu |Closing Date:  open

Due to the fast-paced nature of what we do, our vacancy close dates may be subject to change. Don’t delay, make sure you apply as soon as possible.


Tono ināianei | Apply now

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


For further information please email


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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