Medicine Registrars 2024 - Wellington Region

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

Kōrero mō te tūranga – About the role

  • Permanent Medical Registrar positions starting NOW and next Run 2024
  • Please indicate earliest start date clearly in cover letter.
  • Allocations available in Wellington, Kenepuru, Hutt Valley and Wairarapa Hospitals
  • Run descriptions available when allocations are confirmed

The Wellington Region RMO positions are rotational across multiple hospitals, including Wellington Regional, Kenepuru, Hutt Valley and Masterton Hospitals which means that you may rotate to 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.

Our specialties cover General Medicine, Cardiology, Medical Oncology, Gastroenterology, Endocrinology, Immunology, Rehabilitation, Rheumatology, Haematology, HOP and Acute HOP, Nephrology, Infectious Diseases, Geriatrics, Respiratory, Renal, Neurology, and Palliative Care. Relief runs are available.

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 NZ Resident Doctors’ Association(NZRDA) Multi-Employer Collective Agreements.

Mō tō mātou rōpū – About our team

Wellington and Hutt Hospitals provide an excellent environment for basic physician training with rotations available in general medicine, and subspecialties when these positions are not filled by advanced trainees including I.D., Endocrine, Cardiology, Blood and Cancer, Neurology, Renal, Respiratory, AT&R, Geriatrics, and Rheumatology. Registrars intending to sit the FRACP exam will find a comprehensive and coordinated training programme, with weekly exam-focussed tutorials and guidance from both senior registrars and consultants.

Advanced training in subspecialties is available in: Allergy and Immunology, Respiratory and Sleep Medicine (including a dedicated Sleep Medicine registrar), Cardiology, Gastroenterology (through central matching), Rheumatology, Medical Oncology, Clinical and Laboratory Haematology (including Transfusion Medicine), Intensive Care, Nephrology, Infections Diseases and Microbiology, Neurology, Palliative Care, Endocrinology and Chemical Pathology, Clinical Genetics and Geriatrics. 

Cardiology also offer a Central Region registrar rotation. This is a comprehensive three year rotation incorporating exposure to tertiary and secondary care centres leaving candidates ideally placed to apply for SMO positions or consider fellowship options. The first 12 months will be spent at Nelson AND Hutt Hospitals training in general Cardiology with exposure to interventional Cardiology and Imaging, and the following 24 months as part of the advanced trainee programme at Wellington Hospital.

The General Medical service has dedicated advanced training positions (at Hutt and Wellington Hospitals) which allow the trainee room for negotiation to attend subspecialty clinics as well as general medicine clinics in combination with acute ward-based general medicine. Time is available for research and audit activity. The hospitals have a strong relationship with the University of Otago, and trainees also provide teaching for medical students and junior doctors. 

Advanced trainees are strongly encouraged to attend relevant conferences and courses, and leave is provided for this purpose. Training costs associated with the examination are met by the hospital, and includes books and exam preparation courses.

Workforce structure has been consistently improved over the last 24 months to optimise the balance between service and study. There are options for job-sharing and part-time training to facilitate and support exam preparation.

Moū – About you

Suitable for Resident Medical Officers who have completed at least PGY2 by the role commencement date.

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.

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 - information available on the Immigration New Zealand website.

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 the Te Whatu Ora Capital, Coast, Hutt Valley & Wairarapa districts 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.

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

Capital and Coast District

Hutt Valley District

Wairarapa District


Me pēhea te tuku tono - How to apply

Click the apply now button to send your application directly to us. For further information on this role please email and indicate the job title and vacancy number (RMO_11_24) in the subject line.

Please note we will be reviewing applications when received and will progress through the recruitment process. This vacancy will close when position is filled. 

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

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Permanent/Full Time

Job no: RMO_11_24

Location: Hutt Valley, Kenepuru Hospital/Porirua, Wairarapa, 3DHB Wellington, Hutt Valley, Wairarapa, Wellington Hospital

Closing Date: Monday, 29 July 2024