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Position Title: House Officer - commencing April / May 2019
Location: Otago
FTE (Hours): 1
Date Posted: 07/11/2018
Application Closing Date: Open
Job #: RMO5864

Thinking about a change?  Don’t want to be working anywhere too big or too small?  Do you want exposure to tertiary level cases?  Love to teach?  Want to work with Specialists who are leaders in their field?  If so, then Dunedin is the place for you!

Southern DHB is currently seeking applications from RMOs interested in joining the team at Dunedin Hospital as a House Officer. 

Dunedin Hospital is a tertiary level hospital of 400 beds located in central Dunedin, New Zealand. The Hospital services the city of Dunedin and the wider Otago region.


Where do I fit?

You will have a keen interest in working as part of a close team and developing key skills by rotating through a range of runs, including

  • ED (3 or 6 month runs available)
  • General Medicine
  • General Surgery
  • Cardiology
  • Orthopaedics
  • Older Peoples Health
  • ENT
  • Oncology
  • Ophthalmology / Neurology
  • Gastroenterology
  • Neurosurgery
  • Haematology
  • Rehabilitation
  • Respiratory
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Urology
  • Various psychiatry runs
  • Renal
  • O&G
  • Paediatrics
  • And of course…. Rotator roles

House Officer runs in Southern DHB are usually three months in duration and commence each quarter (November/February/May/August), with the exception of O&G and Paediatrics which offer six month runs.

Applicants are asked to rank those runs they are interested in working in in their application.


What’s in it for me?

  • A lifestyle that is hard to beat!  Dunedin 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.  To find out more about living here please click the following link:
  • Southern DHB has a strong collaborative relationship with the University of Otago making a number of teaching and research options possible for those keen to pursue their academic careers whilst completing their clinical work
  • Free meals when on duty
  • Opportunities for education through regular House Officer education sessions, journal clubs, and X-ray meeting


What do I need?

Whether you have decided on your career and determined that you need more subspecialty experience to get where you are going, or if you are still undecided but want exposure to more generalist roles, we have what you need.

We are interested in hearing from RMOs with a minimum of one years’ post qualification experience.

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


Where do I apply?

  • If you are interested in applying for this role please click the ‘Apply Now’ button below.
  • 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


The Medical Council of New Zealand (the Council) recently 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 NZMC website for more details about these changes and information on enrolling. We encourage you to begin this process as soon as possible.


If you have any questions about the role, the application or the recruitment process please contact the Recruitment Team at quoting the vacancy title and reference number.

How to Apply  
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