House Officer in Emergency Medicine North Island City

  • Location

    Palmerston North

  • Sector:

    Physician, Emergency Physician

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  • Salary:

    National Pay Scale

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  • Published:

    8 months ago

  • Duration:

    6 months

  • Expiry date:


  • Startdate:

    July 2022

Role: House Officer in Emergency Medicine PGY2 +

Contract: Full time for 6 months

Start: July 2022


Role Details

This job is based in a general hospital with 350 beds which provides secondary care to a population of over 200,000 and functions as a regional oncology centre. The tertiary referral centre is in Wellington. There is access to all medical and surgical subspecialties with the exception of cardiothoracic surgery and neurosurgery.

The emergency department is open 24/7 and is an Australasian Level 4 regional trauma centre with approximately 48,000 presentations per annum. The department sees both blunt and penetrating trauma as well as high acuity paediatric and adult medical patients. It is an increasingly busy department and has maintained a 30+% admission rate. There is a high rate of exposure to critical procedures compared to other large departments.



You will join a team of house officers and registrars working under the supervision of consultants providing emergency medical care to adults and children attending the Emergency Department.

You will be responsible for the assessment, diagnosis and management of patients.

You will need skills in:

  • Resuscitation
  • Management of acute emergencies
  • Management of trauma patients
  • Team working
  • Clear communication


Essential Requirements

  • Eligible for provisional or full general registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand
  • Completed internship


Employee Benefits


  • Career progression: the Emergency Department offers 6 or 12 month SHO runs in Emergency Medicine and actively promotes strong candidates into Registrar positions.
  • Teaching is a strength of the department - there is weekly protected registrar-led teaching sessions as well as regular critical incident, clinical radiology, and paediatric teaching. There are also regular clinical simulations that are registrar-led.
  • Salary paid in accordance with national pay scale for house officers
  • Costs of Medical Council of New Zealand registration refunded
  • 30 days paid annual leave
  • superannuation


A major university city in the North island of New Zealand, Palmerston North is the home of Massey University and is at the hub of key routes to the central North Island ski fields, and river adventures. Wellington the capital city, is only a two hour journey by road, as are the wine growing regions of Hawke’s Bay and Wairarapa.

Situated in the lower half of the North Island of New Zealand, the local region offers visitors and residents a unique mix of lifestyle by combining rural charm with the convenience of sophisticated living with all modern services and luxuries expected of vibrant cities, including a shopping plaza, a Globe theatrical centre, the Regent and Centre Point theatres, and dozens of hotels/motels.

There are excellent primary, intermediate and secondary schooling, both public and private, mixed and single sex. Cost of living is reasonable, housing very affordable, and rural living with stunning views only minutes from town is very achievable



If you are interested in this role, please forward your CV for immediate consideration.

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