Consultant Obstetrician Gynaecologist

Nelson (Region) (NZ)
15 Oct 2019
14 Nov 2019
Career Level
Contract Type
Part Time

Consultant Obstetrician Gynaecologist

  • 0.8 FTE position gives you ultimate work life balance
  • Excellent working conditions, a relocation package and a negotiable commencement date
  • Make a lifestyle move to Nelson the sunshine capital (2633 hrs/year)

We are inviting applications from Consultant Obstetricians and Gynaecologists keen to relocate to the desirable Nelson region at the top of the South Island. Nelson offers a very friendly and safe community to raise a family and enjoy ‘kiwi life’ at its best. Nelson is on the doorstep of three national parks and boasts 2600 sunshine hours per year. It is unrivalled in the array of easily accessible leisure pursuits and outdoor activities it provides.

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About you

We are looking for an Obstetrics and Gynaecology consultant who is comfortable working in a smaller provincial hospital and will make a positive contribution to the existing Obstetrics and Gynaecology team.

Required qualifications and experience include the following:

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

About the role

You will join a specialist team providing secondary level Obstetrics and Gynaecology services and will share a strong commitment to delivering high quality health care for women and their families. Participation is expected in the 1:4 on call roster, routine obstetrics, routine gynaecology and colposcopy clinics including some outreach clinics.

There are approximately 900-1000 births per year in the Nelson region and the maternity service and gynaecology services works closely with its sister hospital in Marlborough, as part of the Nelson Marlborough District Health Board. There is also a close relationship with two tertiary providers, being Wellington and Christchurch Hospital’s which are close by.

Nelson Hospital provides general and geriatric medicine, Emergency ICU, cardiology, anaesthesia, general surgery, obstetrics and gynaecology, ophthalmology, paediatrics, orthopaedics, audiology and ENT. There is prompt access to on-site theatres and imaging, including MRI.

Salary for this position will be the range of $161,304 - $240,000 (as per the current senior medical and dental officer collective agreement) dependent on skills, experience and gaining full vocational registration in NZ. You will also have access to up-to 10 days and a $16,000 allowance to put towards your continued medical education.

Why to apply

The region is known for its relaxed lifestyle and year round dry and sunny days enabling you 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 amazing Abel Tasman region and Golden Bay are on our doorstep for fun-filled weekends of exploring.

About us

Nelson Marlborough Health (NMH) is the main health service provider for New Zealand’s Nelson, Tasman and Marlborough regions, serving nearly 145,000 people across two main hospitals, public health and a range of community services. We provide a great place to work with professional development opportunities, job security, and workplace wellness programmes.

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How to apply

For role specific information please contact David Leadbetter, Obstetrician and Gynaecologist on

For general enquiries please contact our recruitment team on or 03 546 1274.

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