Our Emergency Department is a Level 4 care provider, managing approximately 37,000 patients annually, with a full case-mix including major trauma. Consultant cover is provided by 7 FACEM’s who are on the floor 15h a day 7 days a week. We are accredited with the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine for 12 months of advanced training, and we run both part I and part II examination preparation training, in addition to quarantined weekly registrar training. Registrars who have worked in ED are eligible to apply for rotations in other specialties in Southland Hospital, including Anaesthesia, Paediatrics, and Medicine.
We maintain a friendly and supportive working environment, with relaxed and collaborative relationships across the hospital system.
Located in the lower South Island, Southland offers a wide range of recreational activities. It is home to two of New Zealand’s national parks offering opportunities for tramping, internationally acclaimed fishing, hunting, climbing and a wide range of outdoor pursuits. 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.
Successful applicants are expected to have a minimum of 2.5 years of postgraduate medical experience before starting, including at least 6 months ED experience. ACEM trainees and those seeking a term of 12 months or more are preferred.