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Position Title: Senior House Officers (commencing asap)
Location: Southland
FTE (Hours): 40
Date Posted: 22/01/2021
Application Closing Date: Open
Job #: RMOS229

Life in NZ is paradise. Life in Southern New Zealand is even better

With hospitals small enough to give you hands-on specialist-led experience, yet big enough to learn through an internationally-renowned research partnership, your career opportunities are limitless. We’re looking for Doctors who want to level up, grow their areas of interest, and work with specialists who know their name.

A lifestyle that is hard to beat!  Southland 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.  You have an abundance of choice for skiing with four ski fields within easy driving distance.  Invercargill is a family friendly city with excellent educational and sporting facilities.To find out more about living here please click the following link

We have a number of opportunities available for Senior House Officers who are seeking a Southern lifestyle.  You will have a minimum of two years post graduate medical experience in and be eligible for, or already hold, registration with Medical Council of NZ.

Working in a close knit team, you will have excellent access to your Registrar & Consultant, and unrivalled opportunities to experience many of the varied presentations to the hospital.  You will be exposed to a number of medical situations that will equip you well for future training Registrar roles.   You will have continued support in your professional development through 24/7 access to the library, weekly teaching and Grand Rounds, journal clubs, and regular RMO forums.

The vacancy is initially for a 6 month ED/Trauma run, after which, depending on your interest, we have a number of runs available for you to work in.  These include:

General Surgery


General Medicine




While the above runs are available each quarter, we also have several 6 month runs available as well. If your interest lies in these specialties, please indicate your preferences in your cover letter.   If we don’t hear from you, we will assume you are applying for a general role.  The runs are:

  • ED
  • O&G
  • Paediatrics

Note that 6 months runs will occur November to May and May to November.

All internal Southland Hospital applicants, please contact the RMO Unit directly


As noted above, you will have at least one years postgraduate experience and be eligible for, or already hold, registration in New Zealand with Medical Council of NZ.

  • You 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

Please note that your application must contain the following:

  • Up to date electronic copies of your CV and cover letter
  • Contact details for three Consultants we may contact directly for references.  These Consultants should 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 Southern DHB.
  • Complete an application form by clicking the ‘Apply Now’ button below.

If you have any questions about the role, the application or the recruitment process please contact the RMO Recruitment Advisor by emailing quoting the vacancy title and reference number.



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