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Position Title: Emergency Medicine Specialist
Location: Southland
FTE (Hours): Fixed Term, Full Time 1.0 FTE
Date Posted: 06/12/2018
Application Closing Date: 16/01/2019 11PM
Job #: 056892
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Emergency Medicine Specialist

Southland Hospital


  • Fixed Term, Full time


Looking for a change this summer? Join us In this fixed term role, starting in January 2019, we are  a stable and collegial medical staffing team of 7 other Specialists.


Southland Hospital has 181 beds and is the regional referral and teaching and trauma centre for a population of 105,000 and a rural catchment area that stretches from Stewart Island to Te Anau and Queenstown.  The Emergency Department has approximately 36,000 presentations per annum, with a modern open plan design that supports 21 beds (which includes 6 observations beds). 


The department is accredited for Registrar 12 months training with the Australian College of Emergency Medicine so teaching is a part of this role.  The Registrars are supported by a Senior House Office Roster.  Our roster is 4 x 10 hour shifts per week (3 clinical and 1 non-clinical) which include mornings and afternoons and one weekend in four, our on call is also shared on the days when you are working. 


Recognised as an ideal place to raise a family, Invercargill is a modern city offering access to outstanding leisure pursuits and a caring, safe community. The city also has superb facilities such as the brand new indoor velodrome and sporting complex, excellent schools and an enterprising, innovative tertiary education provider, where free fees exist. Southland offers a wide range of recreational activities and is home to two of New Zealand's national parks offering superb hiking and scenery, whilst internationally acclaimed fishing and a wide range of other outdoor pursuits are also available. Five top New Zealand snowboarding/skiing destinations are also within easy driving distance.


To be eligible for this position you will need to have completed your Fellowship with the Australian College of Emergency Medicine or have a qualification allowing you to gain a locum tenens specialist pathway registration.  Ideally you will start with us in January 2019, we offer an attractive remuneration package, relocation assistance and CME allowance.

Closing Date:  Wednesday 16 January 2019

Candidates please note that screening of applications will be ongoing throughout this advertising period and our advertising will be removed from the SouthernDHB website in the event of the role being filled.

Candidates who are not currently registered with the New Zealand Medical Council should be aware that from 1 November 2017 it will be the requirement of the NZ Medical Council that your qualifications are approved through EPIC. If you have a commitment to working in New Zealand it is highly recommended that you start this process as soon as possible so as to allow your subsequent registration to be undertaken in a timely fashion. For more information please visit MCNZ website re EPIC Credentialing

For further information please contact Milair Ryalls, Recruitment Advisor – Senior Medical Officers, Phone (03) 470 9604 or



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