Consultant Obstetricians

New Zealand (NZ)
27 Apr 2018
08 Jun 2018
Career Level
Contract Type
Part Time

Department: Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Nelson Marlborough District Health Board (trading as Nelson Marlborough Health - NMH)

Base location: Wairau Hospital, Blenheim

Description: permanent (0.8 FTE - 64 hours a fortnight) vacancy offering excellent working conditions and a relocation package

We are inviting applications from Consultant Obstetricians and Gynaecologists keen to relocate to the desirable Marlborough region at the top of the South Island. Marlborough offers a very friendly and safe community to raise a family or enjoy ‘kiwi life’ at its best.

The region is known for its relaxed lifestyle and year round dry and sunny days enabling the outdoor enthusiast to experience by foot, bicycle, ski, road and boat the most stunning of coastlines and beautiful mountains. Indoor sports, swimming and leisure facilities are of an exceptionally high standard and there is a very active arts scene. The picturesque whale watching town of Kaikoura and Nelson city are only 90 minutes away by road. The region is also home to three large National Parks. Visit: for more details.

Wairau Hospital

Wairau Hospital provides General and Geriatric Medicine, Emergency / High Dependency Care, Anesthesia, General Surgery, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Ophthalmology, Orthopaedics, Audiology and outreach ENT. There is prompt access to modern on-site theatres and imaging, including MRI. NMH, which is financially in a safe position, aims to further invest in staff and facilities to achieve health outcome improvements.

As the preferred candidate you will join our specialist team providing secondary level Obstetric and Gynaecology services and will share a strong commitment to delivering high quality health care for women and families. You will participate fully in the acute 1:4 roster, facilitate integrated care and foster effective relationships with health professionals across the system to ensure that we achieve maximum support and health gain for our clients.

There are approximately 500 births per year in the Marlborough region and the Maternity services work closely with Nelson services as well as Wellington's tertiary referral services.

The position offers excellent working conditions, a relocation package and a flexible commencement date.

Required qualifications and experience include the following:

  • FRANZCOG or equivalent post graduate qualification in Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  • Vocational registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand, or eligible for same
  • Current Annual Practising Certificate, or eligible for
  • Colposcopy training

For more information please contact: Sue Allen - Service Manager, Women, Child and Youth email

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Appointment and ongoing employment will be conditional upon criminal record/police checks. This may include checks under the Vulnerable Children Act 2014.

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Closing date: Open until filled.

Online application, CV and cover letter are required before your application can be processed.

Enquiries can be made to Human Resources Nelson telephone: 03 546 1274 or email

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