As a House Officer in our small but dedicated team, you will be offered extensive opportunities to grow your skills and talents as a Womens Health practitioner. Working in a dedicated Womens Health Unit, on any day you will find yourself in one of 14 maternity rooms, 4 birthing rooms, in theatre or in clinic. Working alongside you will be a team of dedicated Consultants, Registrars and experienced midwives as well as obstetrics, gynaecology and colposcopy nurses.
To support you in your training, the department has a strong focus on educational development with daily obstetric tutorials and weekly teaching sessions.
House Officers will usually work in our O&G service for 6 months and so will also spend time during the training year working in other specialities such as:
- General Surgery
- Orthopaedic Surgery
- General Medicine
- AT&R (Assessment, treatment & rehabilitation)
- Paediatrics (there is a separate application process for this role)
- ED (there is a separate application process for this role)
Regardless of where you will find yourself working, you will be a member of 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 be have a number of opportunities to access regular teaching, both formal and at the bed side as well as the ability to attend some clinics.
Keen on the outdoors??? 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.
It is expected that you will have a minimum of 1 - 2 years post graduate medical experience.
Please note - important information for overseas graduates who are applying
On 1 November 2017 The Medical Council of New Zealand (the Council) is introducing 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 NZMC website for more details about these changes.