Emergency Department Registrar - Timaru Hospital

Emergency Department Registrar - accredited with the Division of Rural Hospital Medicine (and currently in the process of applying for ACEM accreditation)

Emergency Services - Health New Zealand - South Canterbury, Timaru Hospital

Full Time - starting July 2024

Looking for that elusive Registrar role where you won’t be competing with all of the other Registrars on your team for access to the best cases or Consultants to work with?

If you will be a PGY3 (or more) House Officer or are a Registrar looking to broaden your clinical exposure in the field of Emergency Medicine, then Health New Zealand - South Canterbury / Timaru Hospital could be the ideal place for you.

We have a genuinely rare chance for a Registrar to join our Emergency Team, who are all keen to teach.  This role is also suitable for Registrars who require Emergency Department exposure to satisfy other College requirements, or those who wish to gain more experience in Emergency Medicine at the Registrar level before making a specialist career choice.

While this role is Full Time, there is real scope to create the personal time to commit to other interests as our afterhours expectations are not overwhelming. There are no night shifts.

Professionally speaking we are looking for a doctor seeking to extend themselves.  You would be working in a facility with CT/MRI on site, in an informal (almost extended family) atmosphere.

  • Time for study is built into the role, and you will be linked in with a tertiary ACEM training centre for regular teaching sessions.
  • While you will be a valued member of the team, the role is supernumerary and so education and annual leave requests will likely be granted.

Sound like your sort of team and work/lifestyle environment?

Why choose Health New Zealand - South Canterbury?

As one of the country’s smaller Districts our people always have room to move and grow - you’ll get a wider exposure to specialties and enjoy the benefits of a flat structure: processes that run smoothly and a fun, friendly culture. With us, you're more than just a number; you're part of a team where everyone knows your name.  You’ll be supported to thrive through our many professional development opportunities.

On top of all that, you’ll get to enjoy the fantastic Timaru lifestyle: between the beach, the mountains, and the ski-fields, work-life balance is truly achievable here.

Starting in July, Timaru would be your perfect base for winter skiing, with 5 ski-fields within driving distance.

Mount Dobson: 1 hour from Timaru

Fox Peak: 1 hour from Timaru

Roundhill: 1.5 hours from Timaru

Mt Hutt: 2 hours from Timaru

Ohau: 2.20 hours from Timaru


At Health New Zealand - South Canterbury, integrity, collaboration, accountability, respect and excellence are at the heart of everything we do. We are a proudly diverse team, as we know a diverse and inclusive workforce achieves the best outcomes for our patients and communities. If you share in these core values and bring them into every aspect of your patient care, we can’t wait for you to join us.

Apply now - this moment is yours!

Please apply for this vacancy online at https://scdhb.careercentre.net.nz

We look forward to receiving your application directly via our Careers Site

Applications will be accepted until 26 April 2024

Please be aware, if you are an overseas candidate that as of November 2017 the 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. Being certified through EPIC is now compulsory and we therefore recommend that applicants have registered their professional credentials with EPIC.


Please visit the NZMC website for more details about these changes and the other requirements needed to be met toward gaining NZ Registration.


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Permanent/Full Time

Job no: CWAP4138382

Location: Timaru Hospital

Closing Date: Tuesday, 4 June 2024