House Officer (PGY2 or above)

House Officer (PGY2 or above) 


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Applications are invited for the position of House Officer PGY2 or above, Fixed Term 12 months, available to start 15 November 2021.


The Role

South Canterbury DHB is looking for a motivated House Officers 2nd year or above who is keen to step up and take on the extra responsibility and opportunities provided at our DHB.  You will gain exposure to a number of different runs, each are 3 months duration and commence each quarter. We are looking for a team player who is self-motivated and takes initiative.  SCDHB 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 2 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.

  • SCDHB holiday homes in Tekapo with admission to Tekapo Hot Springs


    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 15th November 2021.

  • 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

  • The Medical Council of New Zealand (the Council) recently introduced a new primary source verification using the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates' Electronic Portfolio of International Credentials (ECFMG's EPIC) service. Please visit the MCNZ website for more details about these changes and information on enrolling. We encourage you to begin this process as soon as possible (if coming from overseas). 

    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: JBAK1137598

Location: Timaru Hospital

Closing Date: Sunday, 31 October 2021