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Position Title: Rehabilitation Registrar - Job Share Position
Location: Otago
FTE (Hours): 40+
Date Posted: 17/10/2019
Application Closing Date: Open
Job #: RMO5896

Southern DHB is currently seeking applications from RMOs interested in working in a job share arrangement as a Rehabilitation Registrar in our ISIS ward in Dunedin. 


The Role

ISIS is a rehabilitation ward in Dunedin which is situated at the Wakari Hospital site. It functions as part of Dunedin Hospital, albeit on a separate site. We are seeking a talented Rehabilitation Registrar to join the team of dedicated health professionals as part of a job-share opportunity.  Whether you are already in training or looking to join the programme, we welcome expressions of interest from those who are keen to work in this area.


There are three consultants (one currently on parental leave) the position is accredited by the AFRM for Advanced training in Rehabilitation Medicine and is a great place to learn, see and experience a number of aspects of General Rehabilitation Medicine.  The Consultants take a keen interest in assisting their staff participate in the training programme and support preparation for the associated training modules and examinations.


Working at ISIS will provide the successful candidate with a good opportunity for great exposure to patients requiring holistic rehabilitation as well as fantastic teaching experiences.  Medical staff at ISIS have great links with neuro-radiology and participate a weekly radiological session together with the neurosurgeons and neurologists from Dunedin Hospital. ISIS Medical Staff also participate in the neuroscience programme which also includes the Department of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychology.  Peer review meetings are held on a monthly basis and a Journal Club is held monthly with topics being presented in turn by the various sub-specialities. 


On-Call is shared with the consultants and generally 1:3 on-call from home for 1 week at a time from 08:00 to 23:00.


Hours of work within the Job Share would need to be discussed with the 2 successful candidates.


About us

The Southern DHB has the largest regional coverage of all the New Zealand health boards, providing services to over 315,000 people. We take pride in the services we provide and our aim is to improve, promote and protect the health of our population. Our customers – patients, staff and communities - are at the heart of everything we do.  We’re undergoing significant transformation, and with a focus on clinical and quality excellence, and on further enhancing our organisational culture, we aim to make Southern DHB an employer of choice. In order to achieve this, we’re committed to putting the right people, with the right skills, into the right roles. 


Our Location

Dunedin is a wonderful place for 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.  To find out more about living here please click the following link


Our Requirements

We are interested in hearing from RMOs with a keen interest in the area of Rehabilitation Medicine and have a minimum of 2 years post graduate medical experience. 


Candidates must be legally entitled to work in New Zealand, and 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


Overseas applicants please note

The Medical Council of New Zealand (the Council) recently introduced a new method of primary source verification using the 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 you have any questions about the role, the application or the recruitment process please contact Rhonda Skilling. RMO Unit Manager at , quoting the vacancy title and reference number.

How to Apply  
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