Paediatrician (one-year fixed term)

Specialty: Paediatrics

Grading: Specialist / Consultant

Number of positions: 1

Job Hours: 40

Required qualifications: Applicants must be eligible for vocational registration in Paediatrics with the Medical Council of New Zealand.

Te Pae Hauora o Ruahine o Tararua MidCentral has an exciting opportunity for a vibrant, experienced Paediatrician to join our team on a one-year fixed term to cover sabbatical leave. 

We are looking for an energetic Paediatrician to complement the current skillset of our team of consultants who have a mixture of sub-specialties. We would be very interested to hear from Paediatricians with Cardiology skills.

As a Paediatrician in Palmerston North, you will share a 1:8 acute roster covering the broad gamut of acute paediatrics with a 14-bed level 2A neonatal unit taking babies 28 weeks gestation (1000g) and over. The service is supported by dedicated Paediatric RMOs on site at all times. You will enjoy a range of outpatient clinics in the hospital and the community.  We are expanding innovative models of care in partnership with nursing and general practice.

We enjoy excellent liaison with tertiary colleagues from Starship and Wellington, who all visit on a regular basis.  We are proud of our reputation as a centre for trainees in Paediatrics, General Practice and Emergency Medicine.

What can we offer you?

  • A diverse, dynamic and collegial team environment
  • Ongoing training and development opportunities
  • Six weeks annual leave per annum
  • 10 paid days per annum available for continued medical education including a generous allowance towards costs of course and travel
  • Generous relocation packages for national and international candidates

Our team actively encourage work life balance, and the MidCentral Region is ideally situated for those who like to work, rest and play – beaches close by, ski fields and wineries just up the road, stunning scenery with loads of hiking tracks including Te Arapuke mountain bike track. Our region also offers excellent schools and a local university. Better yet, you can get anywhere within Palmerston North in 15 minutes or less, contributing to that easy work life balance you’re looking for.

Make the move to MidCentral – check out our careers site. We have loads of information about the Manawatū region, Palmerston North hospital and more.

If you are eager to map out your Paediatric future, with a flexible approach to sharing local duties, as well as regional responsibilities, then MidCentral in the Manawatū may be the perfect place for you.

Apply now or get in touch with our Recruitment Specialist Denella Statham for a confidential chat about this position.

Please be aware that applications will be reviewed as they come in and the role may be filled before the closing date so please do not delay in applying or enquiring about the role.

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Vacancy contact details

Name: Denella Statham

Position: Recruitment Specialist


Phone: 063508849