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Grow your experience. Further your career. You’re welcome here. Don’t take our word for it!

We've surveyed resident doctors to find out what they like about working here and here's what they say:

  •  Excellent senior and junior teaching staff.
  •  Close links with Auckland University’s Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences.
  •  World-class research library, academic and clinical skills training facilities.
  •  Supportive atmosphere with friendly and flexible working environments.
  •  Wide range of specialties on one campus – loads of opportunities to learn procedures.
  •  Friendly, helpful RMO Unit dedicated to working with you and for you.
  •  No traffic or parking problems.
  •  Good, affordable accommodation close to the hospital.
  •  On average, less demand on your time after-hours and at weekends than other hospitals…
  •  Which gives you more time to enjoy the lifestyle – restaurants, nightclubs, galleries, sports events, family activities, or enjoy the ski-fields and surf beaches in easy reach.

Check us out!

Select one of the options in the left-hand navigation that fits you, and find out more – run and pay details, dates, how to apply, links to key information and websites - and some insights into working and living here.

Message from RMO Unit manager, Paul Miller

Paul Miller

Paul Miller

You can read on this page why other doctors enjoy working here. Here's my take on it. We are big enough to offer variety and opportunities. But we are also small enough that you don't become just a number.

So you can tap into world-class training in clinical skills, work alongside world-class specialists, practice in world-class facilities - and yet live somewhere that doesn't have world-class traffic jams!

You can really progress your career development AND have a life. The team is here to support you. We're not a bunch of bureaucrats!

We have made a real effort in the last couple of years to modernise our processes and resources, so you get easy access to the support you need.

Who we are

Our role is to recruit, roster and retain resident medical officers (RMOs) at Waikato Hospital. We coordinate the Year 1 house officer selection working within the ACE process, and we also coordinate house officer, senior house officer and registrar recruitment.

We aim to provide a friendly, accessible unit where you can call in for a chat or with questions and queries. Our 'open door' approach means you can find support and guidance on a variety of issues from your allocated rotations and terms of employment to meal chits and leave forms.

The current team consists of an RMO Unit manager (Paul Miller), two RMO administrators (Ripeka Harrison and Sally Clark) and a medical recruitment coordinator (Penny Simpson).

It's a busy environment at a large, complex hospital - but we will find the time and space to get to know you, help you and make you feel at home.

We are responsible for:

  •  house officer orientation
  •  rosters (surgical house officers, O&G SHO rosters, and the medicine rosters for house officers and registrars)
  •  checking practising Certificates and, in conjunction with the MCNZ, registration status
  •  allocating house officer (HO) rotations
  •  managing the surgical (HOs only) and medical relief pools (HOs and registrars)
  •  maintaining a central repository of all RMO run descriptions
  • administrative duties such as distributing meal 'chits', leave forms and claim forms and ensuring MCNZ supervision forms (where required) are submitted on time.

Contact information

You are welcome to contact us directly to talk about specific issues or clarify things. If you are not sure whether there is a place for you here, if we have runs that you want or whether we offer the training you're looking for, please send us an email or give us a call. We are happy to talk with you.

Such emails should be directed to the Medical Recruitment Coordinator in the first instance: penny.simpson@waikatodhb.health.nz

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