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Position Title: Medical Registrar
Location: Southland
FTE (Hours): 1
Date Posted: 04/12/2019
Application Closing Date: 31/01/2020 11PM
Job #: RMOS219

Keen to develop generalist skills in the specialty of General Medicine?  Keen to learn about all aspects of General Medicine without having to spend time in specialty runs?  Keen to work in an environment where the teaching is supreme and support is a prime aspect of every day lift?  Then this Medical Registrar role is the one for you!

The Role

As a Medical Registrar at Southland Hospital, you will gain exposure in the care of patients covering all the subspecialist groups, through working in our General Medicine runs! You will work closely alongside your colleagues in 1 of 6, tight-knit, Consultant led teams (each team consisting of a Consultant, Registrar, House Officer and Trainee Intern). This will provide you with the opportunity to receive great one on one training, consistent support and supervision.

You will receive excellent opportunities for development through a high level of SMO contact and supervision - in addition to 24/7 access to the library, weekly teaching, grand rounds, case presentations, journal clubs, tutorials, regular RMO forums, presentations and more! If you are a trainee, such breadth of experience will mean you have a high chance of success with your FRACP exam. In addition to this (as a Medical Registrar) you will also be involved in the training of House Officers at Southland Hospital. 

The Hospital

Southland Hospital is situated in Invercargill. It is a modern, 180+ bed, secondary level 4 base hospital. The Hospital services a population of approximately 108,000 through Invercargill, Queenstown, Gore, Stewart Island and rural Southland. Free car parking is available to you (whilst at work).

The Location

Southland is a wonderful place for all, including families - with great educational facilities (primary through tertiary) and many activities available for all ages. Some of New Zealand’s most famous national parks, ski fields and wineries are within easy driving distance.

You will receive access to a number of Southern DHB staff holiday homes in Fiordland and Central Otago. To find out more about life in Southland, please click the following link: 


2 years post qualification experience with a minimum of 9 months medical House Officer or SHO experience.

A current CV and cover letter.

Contact details for 3 Consultants we may contact directly for references. These Consultants will have supervised your day-to-day clinical work and one of the referees provided must be from your current or most recent employer. Please ensure you advise your referees of their nomination so they are aware they will be contacted by an RMO Recruitment Advisor from the Southern DHB.

You must be legally entitled to work in New Zealand, and be eligible for general or provisional registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand. You can check your eligibility by visiting the Council’s website at

The Medical Council of New Zealand (the Council) recently introduced a new primary source verification using the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates’ Electronic Portfolio of International Credentials (ECFMG’s EPIC) service. Please visit the MCNZ website for more details about these changes and information on enrolling. We encourage you to begin this process as soon as possible (if coming from overseas).


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