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We have rotational opportunities for PGY3 doctors commencing in December /January 2022. Invercargill is located at the heart of New Zealand’s South Island and is the gateway to Queenstown, New Zealand’s adventure and extreme sports capital!

  • State of the art University teaching Hospital
  • Invercargill boasts an abundance of character and a friendly, laid-back atmosphere
  • Go Aurora hunting – seek out the Southern Lights!

Rotations available:

  • General surgery
  • Orthopaedics
  • General Medicine
  • Psychiatry
  • Assessment, treatment &Rehabilitation (AT&R)
  • Emergency Medicine
  • O&G
  • Paediatrics

The Hospital

Southland Hospital is a state of the art 181 bed teaching hospital.   It is the regional referral and teaching and trauma centre for a population of 105,000 and a rural catchment area that stretches from Stewart Island to Te Anau and Queenstown. The Emergency Department has approximately 36,000 presentations per annum, with a modern open plan design that supports 21 beds (which includes 6 observations beds). The General surgery department sees a wide diversity of surgical conditions and provides a range of surgery including: breast and endocrine; upper and lower gastrointestinal; hepatobiliary and pancreatic; vascular; trauma; and urology.  There are approximately 1400 births per year at Southland Hospital and a further 200 in the rural areas. The department consists of a 14 room maternity unit with 4 birthing rooms, a level two 5 cot neonatal unit and a dedicated Women's Health Unit .

The Region

Work on New Zealand’s South Island in a fantastic location offering beautiful scenery, an extensive range of outdoor activities - amongst them are world-class fishing, sailing and skiing in close proximity to mountains, lakes and the sea. If it's adventure you're searching for, it's out there - hiking, kayaking, snowboarding, windsurfing, mountain climbing, hunting, bungee jumping, surfing, mountain biking, skiing. The region has it all from spectacular scenery to a relaxed, informal café culture which you can indulge in as you watch the world pass by.

Invercargill is the southern-most city in New Zealand's South Island and is renowned for its friendly and unhurried pace of life and strong sense of community. It is a family friendly city with excellent educational and sporting facilities and offers a low cost lifestyle. It’s a healthy and safe environment which prides itself on being genuinely welcoming and open-minded.

Please click here for more information on Invercargill.


For a discussion about this role or
other opportunities contact Sharon today.

sharon@headmedical.com / +44 (0) 131 240 527

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