Consultant Paediatric Surgeon – Expressions of Interest

Specialty: Paediatric Surgery

Grading: Specialist / Consultant

Number of positions: 1

Job Hours: Full time

Required qualifications: Vocationally registered in Paediatric Surgery with the Medical Council of New Zealand (MCNZ) FRACS or equivalent qualification or to be able to register for vocational registration with the MCNZ

Nau mai, haere mai ki whanau ora ki Te Awakairangi

We are looking for enthusiastic Paediatric Surgeons to join our expanding and passionate team at Capital & Coast District Health Board.

If you looking for an exciting opportunity, a change of lifestyle and variety of work, then this will be perfect for you!

This role would be suited to someone who would like the opportunity to join a service that: continues to grow; is committed to team work; and aims to provide excellent regional specialist clinical care in Paediatric Surgery.

National changes to the provision of health care and the expansion of outreach Paediatric Surgical care requires someone who is committed to working collaboratively with a team of paediatric surgeons to deliver a high standard of clinical practice. The department is building to establish a team of four full-time surgeons who will provide paediatric surgery to Wellington and the lower half of the North Island of New Zealand.

The service covers General Paediatric Surgery including urology, neonatal surgery, chest wall and non-cardiac thoracic surgery. Wellington is a major centre for Maternofoetal Medicine. The service has excellent support from Neonatology, Paediatric Anaesthesia and Paediatric Radiology among other services.

We are looking for medical doctors who hold Specialist qualification in Paediatric Surgery and is eligible to register for vocational registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand.  SET trainees towards of their RACS training in paediatric surgery can apply in the expectation that they will have their RACS Fellowship in paediatric surgery by the time they commence employment.

What’s in it for you?

  • Knowledgeable, supportive experienced teams
  • An international and diverse work atmosphere
  • Flexible work/life balance in a friendly, relaxed locations
  • Training and professional development opportunities
  • Generous and flexible annual leave and paid CME leave entitlements
  • Medical Indemnity Insurance provided
  • Medical Council of NZ registration assistance
  • An attractive relocation package
  • Relocation assistance

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.

Wellington – Capital of New Zealand – a cultural and cosmopolitan epicentre renowned for its vibrant cafés, restaurants, international sporting and cultural events set in a beautiful natural harbour.  With easy access to vineyards in the Wairarapa and beaches on the Kapiti Coast, there’s plenty of opportunity for adventure or simply to relax and unwind.

Get in touch

We welcome enquiries so please get in touch if you would like any information on this role and services. You can contact us by emailing and indicate “EOI Paediatric Surgeon” in the subject line.

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.

Ma tini, ma mano, ka rapa te whai

By joining together we will succeed

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Vacancy contact details

Name: Sandra Tam

Position: SMO recruitment advisor


Phone: (04) 806 2547