We offer a variety of positions and are subject to availability.
First year (PGY1) House Officer
First Year House Officers are allocated to our District Health Boards (DHBs) via The Advance Choice of Employment (ACE) programme which assists New Zealand and Australian graduates in gaining employment following their degree.
This does mean that PGY1 positions are not readily available however in instances where a vacancy does arise, we will advertise the position on our careers website.
Second year (PGY2) House Officer
These positions are for House Officers that have completed at least 12 months in runs accredited PGY1/F1 equivalent training.
It's important that you meet the registration requirements set out by the Medical Council. For information about your eligibility visit http://www.mcnz.org.nz. They also have a handy registration self-assessment tool that can help determine your eligibility.
Senior House Officer
Some services offer designated Senior House Officer positions that sit specifically within a service. These positions have their own application requirements depending on the service but at the very least, you would need to have completed two (2) years as a House Officer in accredited runs. Our 4 separate designated SHO positions in the Wellington Region are like Junior Registrar positions within Paediatrics, Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Emergency Medicine and Anaesthesia and are non-rotational so do not rotate to any other specialities. Doctors who have one or two rotations experience (or more) in Emergency Medicine are encouraged to apply for Senior House Officer positions.
We have a number of opportunities for Registrars within our DHBs. You would need to have completed two (2) years as a House Officer, in accredited runs to be eligible for these positions. If you are wanting a placement in Internal Medicine, Surgery or Psychiatry we would welcome Registrar applications from PGY3+ doctors. Positions in Emergency Medicine and Intensive Care are highly sought after, and the majority of Registrar placements are given to NZ Trainees.