House Officer PGY2+ - Emergency Department

House Officer – PGY2+
Emergency Department

South Canterbury District

6 or 12 Month Fixed Term, Full Time

Start Date – as soon as possible


Applications are invited for the position of House Officer PGY2 or above, Fixed Term 6 or 12 months, available to start as soon as possible.


The Role

South Canterbury District is looking for motivated House Officer 2nd year or above who is keen to step up and take on the extra responsibility and opportunities provided at our District with your first 3 month rotation being in our Emergency Department.  You will gain exposure to a number of different runs, each run is a duration of 3 months. We are looking for a team player who is self-motivated and takes initiative.  South Canterbury is a small busy hospital with 25 Interns.


In return, we provide:

  • a salary in line with the RDA or SToNZ MECA

  • we only have 4 registrars, so you get unrivalled opportunities to work directly with Consultants and gain much more exposure to a wider range of presentations with increased learning and responsibility - ensuring an enviable broad skill base that you will put to excellent use

  • you will be supported by hands on Clinical Supervisors

  • access to the library, weekly teaching, Grand Rounds and regular RMO forums, you'll be continually supported in your development.

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    The Location

    We are situated on the sunny coast of South Canterbury which is a ‘stone’s throw’ away from the sea, mountains, lakes, rivers and bush land.  We are the gateway to ski fields, hiking treks and an abundance of sports and adventure tourism.




  • Minimum 2 years post qualification experience working in a House Officer role.

  • A current CV and cover letter.

  • Contact details for 3 Consultants we may contact directly for references. These Consultants will 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.

  • Be available to start as soon as possible.

  • You must be legally entitled to work in New Zealand, and be eligible for general or provisional registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand. You can check your eligibility by visiting the Council's website at

  • Please be aware, if you are an overseas candidate that The Medical Council of New Zealand (the Council) have a single 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 compulsory and we therefore recommend that applicants have registered their professional credentials with EPIC.  


If you wish to continue your career in a place where it’s all about living, learning and building a sound portfolio of clinical experience, then we would love to hear from you.


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Fixed Term/Contract/Full Time

Job no: HCAL2137886

Location: Timaru Hospital

Closing Date: Friday, 28 October 2022