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Position Title: General Surgery Registrar (commencing ASAP)
Location: Otago
FTE (Hours): 1
Date Posted: 09/01/2018
Application Closing Date: Open
Job #: RMO5842

Dunedin Hospital Surgical Registrars gain exposure to a broad range of surgical specialties and subspecialties (including tertiary level caseloads) – why would you consider anywhere else?

Our General Surgery department is currently seeking applications from Registrars to fill a broad range of positions and who can commence as soon as possible.  We are moving to a new roster under the Safer Rosters framework and this has resulted in the need to fill a number of additional positions.  Runs available to General Surgery Registrars throughout their training at Dunedin Hospital are:

  • General Surgery
  • Vascular Surgery
  • Neurosurgery
  • Breast Surgery
  • Plastics
  • Reliever (note that Relievers will also cover the Urology Registrar)

There are also regular rotations to:

  • Cardiothoracic Surgery (1 Registrar every 6 months)
  • ICU (1 Registrar every 6 months)
  • Opportunities exist for a rotation to ED if desired


The runs available to successful candidates will depend on the start date.  For further information about the available runs, please use the contact details below.

By working in a University Hospital and being guided by a team of dedicated Surgeons, Registrars will experience great support for educational needs. Weekly teaching plus case discussions, journal clubs and peer review sessions are part of the regular events available to Registrars.

In a department that has a strong academic presence; opportunities for successful candidates will be far and wide, and will involve the ability to undertake research as part of training.

Successful candidates will have a minimum of two years post graduate medical experience, possess a strong Surgical interest and be able to commence as soon as possible. 

If you would like further information about these roles or if you would like us to put you in contact with a current Registrar, please contact the Recruitment Team at

Southern DHB is open to discussing how they can support you with some of your relocation costs, please let us know either when making an application, or prior to, if you are interested in this support.

Please note – important information for overseas graduates who are applying.

On 1 November 2017 Medical Council of New Zealand (Council) introduced a new method of 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


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