Consultant Clinical Geneticist (Christchurch)

Specialty: General / Internal Medicine

Grading: Specialist / Consultant

Number of positions: 1

Job Hours: Part time - 34.4 hours p/w

Required qualifications: Vocationally registered in Internal Medicine (clinical genetics) with the Medical Council of New Zealand (MCNZ) FRACP or equivalent and be able to register for vocational registration with the MCNZ

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Location: Christchurch Hospital – Canterbury

Service:   Genetic Health Service NZ (GHSNZ)

Contract: Permanent/12 months fixed term, part time – 34.4 hours p/w

Salary:     As per ASMS MECA

Kōrero mō te tūranga – About the role

We seek a qualified clinical geneticist to join our Christchurch based clinical team.  The position is permanent, part-time (0.86 FTE or 34.4 hours per week). A minimum twelve month locum post might be available for suitable candidates who are unsure about permanent relocation. You should be able to demonstrate broad training and experience in all aspects of clinical genetics and genomic medicine. You will participate in our extensive outreach clinic program, and there are opportunities to engage with our local laboratory providers and the University of Otago, Christchurch School of Medicine on the same site.

Genetic Health Service NZ (GHSNZ) is a national multidisciplinary clinical and diagnostic Genetic Service. CCDHB currently provides two Hubs for GHSNZ, based in Christchurch (|South Island Hub) and Wellington (Central Hub). The two Hubs provide clinical genetics services to 50% of the population of NZ, from Taranaki in the North Island to Invercargill at the southern tip of the South Island. Clinical staff in the two Hubs are part of the national service and work closely with colleagues in the Northern Hub based in Auckland.

If you see your future in our GHSNZ team, please feel free to contact us to discuss further.

Moū – About you

  • Vocationally registered in Internal Medicine (clinical genetics) with the Medical Council of New Zealand (MCNZ)
  • FRACP or equivalent and be able to register for vocational registration with the MCNZ
  • Relevant training and experience

E pā ana ki a tatou – About us

Here at the 2DHBs (Capital & Coast District Health Board and Hutt Valley District Health Boards) we embrace diversity and welcome applications from all people, including all gender identities, ages, ethnicities, sexual orientations, disability and religions. A workforce that is diverse and inclusive means that we are better positioned to understand and serve our community.

The 2DHBs are pro-equity health organisation, with a particular focus on Māori, Pacific Peoples, and the Disability Community.

We have small number of Christchurch based employees. Christchurch is New Zealand’s second largest city, and is a vibrant, modern city with attractions for both enthusiasts of city living and those that enjoy easy access to the numerous outdoor pursuits nearby. Christchurch is located on the East coast of the South Island and provides a high quality lifestyle for both old and young.

Me pēhea te tuku tono – How to apply

Click the apply now button to send your application directly to us. For further information on this role or to find out more about working and the lifestyle opportunities in Aotearoa/NZ please email and indicate the job title and vacancy number in the subject line.

Please note we will be reviewing applications when received and will progress through the recruitment process.

We require all our employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. This includes the booster dose within six months of receiving the second dose of initial vaccination (for some people the initial vaccination will have comprised of three doses).  We are not accepting applications that do not meet this criteria.

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Name: Sandra Tam

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Phone: (04) 806 2547