Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist

Gisborne (Region) (NZ)
21 Oct 2019
15 Nov 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

1.0 FTE


The Women, Child and Youth Services team at Hauora Tairāwhiti is seeking a Senior Obstetrician and Gynaecologist to join three other specialists in a seaside New Zealand community.  The applicant should be able to demonstrate clinical expertise, academic abilities and professional qualities as outlined in the “RANZCOG Curriculum.  A framework to guide the training and practice of specialist obstetricians and gynaecologists.”


There are approximately 700 births per year at Hauora Tairāwhiti with most deliveries being performed by Midwives. Obstetricians act as consultants on the maternity ward and run the antenatal clinic for high-risk women.  It is expected the applicant will demonstrate clinical expertise in the management of antenatal, intrapartum and postnatal care of obstetric patients with moderate levels of complexity including medical complications, abnormal labours, operative deliveries, twin vaginal births, vaginal birth after caesarean and preferably breech vaginal birth.


Gynaecology services are located within the Hospitals Women’s Health Clinic, which services the Tairawhiti region.  Appointments at the colposcopy and gynaecology clinics are normally arranged by a GP or via Hospital Referral. Operating room sessions are scheduled for gynaecologic surgery as indicated. Applicants would be expected to perform but not be limited to the following procedures/exams:

  • Pelvic exam
  • Endometrial biopsy
  • Colposcopy
  • LLETZ procedure
  • Hysteroscopy
  • Laparoscopy
  • Hysterectomy 
  • Pelvic organ prolapse repair

The on-call commitment is one 24-hour call per week, one weekend per month, covering Maternity, Emergency Department gynaecology patients if requested, and gynaecology inpatients.  If a member of the team is on vacation their colleagues cover in their absence.


  • Registered or eligible for vocational registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand (MCNZ) in Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  • Fellowship of the RANZCOG is desirable 
  • Broad clinical experience
  • The ability to make informed decisions in a high risk and rural environment
  • The ability to work effectively as part of a multidisciplinary team
  • Demonstrated ability to assess acute clinical situations and act decisively 
  • Leadership/Head of Department experience/potential is highly desirable
  • Have a current driver's license valid in New Zealand


Gisborne Hospital is the base hospital for the wide geographical area, Tairawhiti, extending up the East Cape of New Zealand, creating enormous scope and variety in the work available to an enthusiastic and skilled obstetrician and gynaecologist. Providing healthcare to a population of 47,000, Hauora Tairawhiti is well supported locally by comprehensive medical and surgical services. We have strong ties with our tertiary referral centre in Waikato and with Starship Children’s Hospital in Auckland.

Recognised as an ideal place to raise a family, Gisborne is a relaxed city offering access to outstanding leisure pursuits and a caring, safe community. The city has superb outdoor facilities, golden beaches, a warm climate and a vibrant local economy based on wineries, agriculture and tourism. Enjoy a healthy ‘work life balance’ within a supportive team.


Applications will not be accepted via email. All applicants must complete an online TDH application form by clicking the 'Apply Now' button.

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Applications close on 15 November 2019. Please ensure your uploaded CV and cover letter is in either Word or PDF format. 

For further information on this role, please email Diane Van de Mark at   Head of Department, Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Bill Weiderman at Head of Department, Obstetrics & Gynaecology or Nicki Dever,  Clinical Care Manager, Women, Child & Youth Services and please indicate the vacancy number HAU00131 and job title in the subject line.