Surgery Registrars 2024 - Wellington Region

Nau mai, haere mai ki Ūpoko ki te uru hauora

Our opportunity

  • Permanent Surgical Registrar positions at Wellington, Kenepuru and Hutt Hospitals commencing in Run 2 (July 29 2024 - 26 January 2025)
  • Applications are being received now and candidates will be interviewed on an ongoing basis.
  • Applicants in New Zealand must honour the notice period required by their current District (usually 3 months).
  • 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 and speciality ranking in the application.

The Wellington Region offers Runs in General Surgery; Vascular; Paediatric Surgery, Cardiothoracic; Neurosurgery; Urology; Otolaryngology; Orthopaedics; Plastics. General Surgery covers Colorectal, Endocrine, Breast and Upper-Gastrointestinal surgery. Vascular includes endovascular work and kidney transplants.

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 the current Multi-Employer Collective Agreement

Experience and Eligibility

Suitable for Resident Medical Officers who will be PGY3/F3 or above 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 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

What’s in it for me?

Home to the NZ Government, Wellington is a vibrant place to live and work and has repeatedly been voted as New Zealand’s top lifestyle city. Wellington is considered cultural and creative hub of the country and hosts numerous cultural events as well as live theatre, music and festivals. We are renowned for our café culture, nightlife, fantastic restaurants, sparkling harbour, surf spots, amazing views, outdoor activities and close proximity to vineyards ensuring you are never short of activities to do outside of working hours. For more information about living in Wellington, visit the Discover Wellington website

You will love working with us as you will have the opportunity to rotate across our three Regional Districts and includes the possibility of Rural attachments without having to leave the region

As we are a large employer and include a tertiary hospital, there are vast career progression opportunities available due to the high number of Registrar positions and wide range of specialties across the region. We also ensure that formal and informal teaching sessions are available to all of our RMOs.

Our Hospitals and Services

Join our fellow 510 Resident Medical Officers employed by the 3 Districts of the Wellington Region (Capital & Coast, Hutt Valley and Wairarapa) to gain leading experience, medical supervision and training.


Hutt Hospital provides specialist regional services in plastic and maxillofacial surgery. The Hospital employs approximately 1500 staff and currently has around 270 beds with plans to increase this further. The surgical allocation is split between 27 general surgical and gynaecology beds, 22 orthopaedic and 27 plastic surgery beds.


Provides secondary and tertiary surgical services and serves a local population of 296,000 and provides tertiary surgical services to a regional population of over 1 million. 

Wellington Regional Hospital is a tertiary hospital with modern facilities including a Surgical Assessment and Planning Unit (SAPU) and offers exciting opportunities and top level training. Kenepuru Community Hospital provides predominantly secondary services catering to the communities north of Wellington, including Porirua and Kapiti. 


Wairarapa hospital is a busy rural hospital with up to 92 beds, covering all aspects of secondary health care. There is a full range of secondary level surgical services at Wairarapa Hospital. The resident services of general surgery, obstetrics and gynaecology, and orthopaedics are well supported by a team of anaesthetists, radiology (with CT and teleradiology), laboratory and pharmacy services, and allied health disciplines. Visiting specialists support resident services, providing an increasing number of specialties on site including ENT, ophthalmology, urology and plastic surgery, and many outpatient clinics. 

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_22_24) in the subject line.

Applications are being received now and candidates will be interviewed on an ongoing basis.


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

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Permanent/Full Time

Job no: RMO_22_24

Location: Hutt Valley, Kenepuru Hospital/Porirua, Wellington Hospital

Closing Date: Sunday, 28 July 2024