Clinical Genetics Registrar - starting 29 January 2024

Our opportunities

  • Clinical Genetics Registrar
  • Start date 29 January 2024
  • Allocation available at Wellington Regional Hospital

We have one training position for an advanced trainee (post Part 1 examination) in Paediatrics or Adult medicine.

The position is recognised as a training position by the Royal Australasian College of Physicians, and has been accredited for 2 years of Clinical Genetics advanced training.

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.

Experience and Eligibility

  • Candidates must have completed at least  2 years post-graduate clinical work experience and therefore be PGY3 or above by the role commencement date to be considered for this position
  • Candidates must have completed Part 1 examinations and be an Advanced trainee in Paediatrics or Adult 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.

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 DHBs 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 535 Resident Medical Officers employed by the 3 District Health Boards of the Wellington Region (Capital & Coast, Hutt Valley and Wairarapa DHB’s) to gain leading experience, medical supervision and training.


Make a fresh career choice and join the national genetic service, Genetic Health Service New Zealand (GHSNZ) in our Central hub is based in Wellington Hospital.

Please follow the attached link for the information concerning advanced training in Clinical Genetics.

GHSNZ is a 3 hub national service.

The successful candidate will be appointed for a 2 year post based in Wellington (Central Hub) with the opportunity to work closely with the non-resident Christchurch (South Island Hub):

  • both are staffed by friendly and enthusiastic teams of clinical geneticists and genetic counsellors
  • each hub can provide training in general clinical genetics including dysmorphology, maternofetal medicine, neurogenetics, cancer genetics and cardiovascular genetics
  • the role encourages innovative ideas and is supportive of personal development.
  • The registrar is closely supervised initially, with room to take on more responsibility as abilities and confidence increase.

There is a weekly departmental review meeting, as well as fortnightly national case discussions and a monthly national videoconference.

In addition the registrar is encouraged to attend (via teleconference) Australasian genetic teaching on a weekly basis. Travel to smaller centres to deliver outreach services may be part of the role as experience increases Attendance at national and Australian meetings is encouraged and supported.

How to apply?

  • Applications close when the position is filled.

If you meet the criteria above and wish to submit a formal application, then please apply now

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. Your referees must be consultants who have supervised your day-to-day clinical work and one must be from your current or most recent employer. Reports must be submitted at the time of your application. Unfortunately, incomplete applications cannot be considered

Capital & Coast, Hutt Valley and Wairarapa District Health Boards are Equal Opportunity Employers (EOE) and we acknowledge and celebrate the importance of our people, diverse experiences, talents and cultures that they bring to work with them. We are committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at the time of application to assist you through the recruitment process.

Should you have any queries about the application form, recruitment process, or would like a copy of the run description for this role then please do not hesitate to contact us at quoting the vacancy reference number and job title in the subject.

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Permanent, Permanent/Full Time, Permanent/Part Time

Job no: RMO_006_21

Location: Wellington Hospital

Closing Date: Closes when filled