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Emergency Medicine Registrar - Wellington Region

Wellington Hospital
Full time
Expires in: EXPIRED
No Longer Available


Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role

Nau mai, haere mai ki Ūpoko ki te uru hauora.

Kōrero mō te tūranga - About the role

  • Permanent Emergency Medicine Registrar positions
  • Starting 29 July 2024
  • Applications are reviewed daily - apply now!
  • Allocations available in Wellington/Hutt Valley Hospital.
  • Run descriptions available when allocations are confirmed

The Wellington Region RMO positions are rotational across Wellington and Hutt Valley Hospitals which means that you may rotate to either of these sites during your time with us. If you are successful in gaining a position, the service will do their best to accommodate the run preferences stated within your cover letter.

RMO salaries are calculated based on relevant previous years of experience and the average weekly hours of work as set out in the relevant run description. For the current salary bands, please refer to either the Specialty Trainees of New Zealand (SToNZ) or Resident Doctors - Association (RDA) Multi-Employer Collective Agreements.

Mō tō mātou rōpū - About our team

Join our fellow 600 plus Resident Medical Officers employed by the Te Whatu Ora Health New Zealand to gain leading experience, medical supervision and training.


HNZ - Te Whatu Ora  - Wellington Regional and Kenepuru Hospitals

Wellington Regional Hospital has modern facilities and offers exciting opportunities and top level training. Te Pae Tiaki (The Wellington Hospital Emergency Department) provides emergency care to people in the Greater Wellington, Porirua and Kāpiti regions. Each year the Department sees approximately 65,000 patients. With 45 treatment cubicles including three resuscitation bays, ten minor care, one eye and 25 monitored, our medium hospital size brings friendliness to the work environment.

Our hospital is a leader in training for Emergency Medicine - accredited by ACEM for two years of advanced metropolitan training and Paediatric Log-book, Wellington trainees continue to excel at the primary and fellowship exams. We also have ED rotations in Orthopaedics, Paediatrics and ICU.

Our Director of Emergency Medicine Ultrasound provides an active ultrasound training programme with weekly review of all scans. Te Pae Tiaki | Wellington Emergency Department is accredited by ACEM for 6 months - special skills - ultrasound training. Other areas of interest include: Toxicology, Simulation Training, Trauma and Disaster planning. Te Pae Tiaki | Wellington ED has an established mentoring programme.

The Hospital campus includes the Wellington division of the Otago Clinical School of Medicine, and the National Patient Simulator Training Centre providing additional opportunities for teaching and research. 

Te Pae Tiaki | Wellington Hospital Emergency Department offers: 

  • A great work environment, in a 45 bed department with a broad Emergency case mix including paediatrics and trauma, with support from all tertiary specialties;
  • A two tier registrar roster so there is always a team member with critical care skills on site overnight;
  • Emergency consultant cover on the floor 16+ hours per day, and on call overnight. This means an Emergency Specialist is usually immediately available to you for consultation/clinical review or questions;
  • Supportive team based working practice (working in teams with small groups of doctors and nurses in zoned areas);
  • A supportive training environment with dedicated teaching time, dedicated ACEM Exam tutorials with an exceptional pass rate in Primary and Fellowship, on the floor training, ample opportunity to do Work-based assessments (WBAs) and weekly simulation based critical scenario teaching;
  • Access to Orthopaedic, Paediatric and ICU rotations and an Emergency Ultrasound Registrar position accredited by ACEM for 6 months - special skills - . Shifts are also allocated weekly for an emergency registrar to attend theatre for anaesthetic experience.
  • An opportunity to work with and contribute to a team and department that has made a commitment to develop a service that will provide equitable emergency care with a specific focus on equity for Māori and ensuring Māori staff will have power in all departmental decision making.
  • 4 hours of protected teaching time per week for ACEM trainees (3 for non-trainees) with 2-4 hours of additional teaching time for those sitting ACEM exam.

Hutt Valley Hospital

Is a busy 260-bed facility covering both Lower Hutt and Upper Hutt. The hospital serves a population of 145,000. We have a world-renowned plastic and burns unit, regional rheumatology and public health services, and all our specialties have a strong focus on excellence and innovation. 

The Hutt Hospital Emergency Department sees over 48,000 patients per annum. We see a diverse caseload from acutely ill kids and adults, burns, and mental health. Our 30 bed Department is new and purpose built - providing a pleasant physical environment for patient care, comprised of Resuscitation bays, Acute bays and Sub-acute treatment areas. We have strong and friendly links with inpatient units, including ICU, O&G, Paeds, Internal Medicine, General Surgery, ENT, Dermatology and Orthopaedics. Our ED is staffed with 11 enthusiastic consultants and is accredited for 12 months of Advanced Emergency Medicine Training with ACEM, as a designated urban district hospital. ED consultants are present for 16+ hours per day and are available on call overnight. 

Hutt Emergency Department Educational opportunities include:

  • Weekly teaching for all RMOs is provided in protected teaching time
  • Electives available in Anaesthetics, Fracture Clinic, Dressings/Plastics Clinic, Acute Dental Pain Clinic, ENT clinic
  • Weekly Simulations/Resuscitation drills
  • Bedside teaching/supervision including use of ultrasound
  • We have a supportive group of physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, allied health, and administrative staff.

Moū - About you

  • Suitable for Resident Medical Officers who will be PGY4/F4 or above by the role commencement date
  • Candidates must have at least 12 months previous experience working within Emergency Medicine
  • You must have eligibility for general or provisional general registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand. Information on the process of application for this can be found on their website at or
  • You will need to be a NZ or Australian citizen or resident, or have an appropriate visa to be eligible to live and work in NZ. The immigration NZ website can be found at

Please note - important information for overseas graduates who are applying:  The MCNZ has 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. if you are successful in obtaining a role in New Zealand, you will be required to have your primary medical degree verified through EPIC. Before MCNZ will start processing your application, you must have had your documents verified by EPIC. If you have would like more information about primary-source verification, please see MCNZs website or EPIC - s FAQ webpage.

E pā ana ki a tatou - About us

Here at Health New Zealand - Te Whatu Ora we embrace diversity and welcome applications from all people, including all gender identities, ages, ethnicities, sexual orientations, disability and religions. A workforce that is diverse and inclusive means that we are better positioned to understand and serve our community.

The HNZ - Te Whatu Ora are pro-equity health organisation, with a particular focus on Māori, Pacific Peoples, and the Disability Community.

To find out more about us click on the following links:

Capital and Coast

Hutt Valley


Me pēhea te tuku tono - How to apply

If you wish to express your interest and you meet the criteria above, then please click the 'Apply Now' button below. 

Upon application you will need to provide:

  • Electronic copies of your CV and cover letter. Emailed applications will not be accepted. 
  • A copy of Photo identification (passport or Drivers Licence)
  • Copies of three references on the National Reference Form or for international graduates complete the Referee Report - RP6 Form. Your referees must be consultants who have supervised your day-to-day clinical work and one must be from your current or most recent Supervisor of Training or Head of Department.

Should you have any queries about the application form or the recruitment process, please do not hesitate to contact at quoting the vacancy reference number and job title in the subject.

Please note we will be reviewing applications when received and will progress through the recruitment process

Ma tini, ma mano, ka rapa te whai
By joining together we will succeed


Wellington Hospital