Non Training Orthopaedic Registrar


Orthopaedic Services – Timaru Hospital

12 Month Fixed Term, Full Time – starting 2024

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

If you are an orthopaedic registrar with wide clinical interests (including hip and knee arthroplasty) who is genuinely seeking a role that will broaden your clinical exposure then Te Whatu Ora South Canterbury / Timaru Hospital could well be the ideal place for you.

We have a rare chance opening up in the New Year for an Orthopaedic Registrar to join our team of five Orthopaedic Surgeons (and one SET1 Trainee), who are keen to teach, (despite the fact this separate Registrar role is NOT in itself recognised as a formal training post). 

Based in the family friendly environment of Timaru with genuine ease of access to a host of outdoor activities (e.g. five ski fields, several lakes and mountains all within one to two hours drive) together with many outstanding local sporting facilities (some of international standard, like SCF Tennis Centre, Aorangi Park Sport Stadium, Timaru Motor Raceway, and CBay Aquatic Centre), there is truly something here for most to pursue or develop interests in outside of work.

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.

For a provincial coastal town, nothing is really far away (fifteen minutes to drive from one side of town to the other, and without traffic jams anywhere in between), and a common comment heard from those first visiting Timaru is “the town is much bigger than imagined”.  Yes, it is big enough to have the main facilities one would expect of a small city, but without most of the hassles (like overpriced property).

Professionally speaking we are looking for a senior orthopaedic registrar seeking to extend themselves. You would be working in a facility with CT/MRI on site, in  an informal (almost extended family) atmosphere, alongside of colleagues who will be on your back to participate in outdoor pursuits, just in case you require challenges outside of the work environment.

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

We think Timaru Hospital allows our clinicians a real chance to “have their cake and eat it too” so why not call and find out if that could be true for you.

We look forward to receiving your application.

If you have any questions regarding this role please contact our HR Business Partner by phoning 03 687-2388.

Please be aware if you are an overseas qualified candidate, the Medical Council of New Zealand have introduced 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 now compulsory and we therefore recommend applicants have registered their professional credentials with EPIC. 

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

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Fixed Term/Contract/Full Time

Job no: ESAJ3138116

Location: Timaru Hospital

Closing Date: Friday, 30 June 2023