General Paediatrician

Grading: Specialist / Consultant

Number of positions: 1

Job Hours: 32 to 40

Required qualifications: Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians or equivalent Vocational Registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand as a specialist paediatrician.

Consultant Paediatrician

We are seeking applications from a suitably qualified Consultant Paediatrician to work at Whanganui Hospital.

About the role:

The role is for a permanent, full-time position. Part-time options will be considered.
Clinical work will encompass a broad range of general paediatrics and neonatology, including inpatient care, outpatient clinics, and participation in the on-call roster.
Applicants should be Fellows of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians or have an equivalent overseas specialist qualification and be eligible for vocational registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand.

About the Organisation:

Whanganui Hospital is located on the West coast of New Zealand’s North Island, with a wide range of services including emergency medicine, general medicine, general surgery, orthopaedics, O&G, ENT, ophthalmology, dentistry and psychiatry.
We are supported by tertiary outreach clinics in a wide range of paediatric subspecialties, and by acute retrieval services for patients requiring paediatric ICU or NICU care.
Our paediatric service is innovative and outwardly focused, aspiring to deliver the best possible care as close to home as possible, in the shortest possible timeframe, with special attention to our most vulnerable children and their families.
We work as a closely-knit multidisciplinary team, and pride ourselves on having excellent relationships with a broad intersectoral range of partners across our region.

About Whanganui:

Many people are surprised to discover Whanganui’s rich cultural heritage, excellent schools, vibrant arts and cultural scene.

Set alongside the beautiful and historic Whanganui river, Whanganui is a place that will surprise you.  With three beautiful West Coast beaches to choose from, the mighty Mt Ruapehu close by, excellent sporting facilities, lakes, river trips, mountain bike tracks and velodrome, it has everything here if you could want to experience the outdoors.

Whanganui also boasts a strong historical and cultural heritage and a has well-established arts scene.  Experience the Whanganui treasures – the Sargeant Art Gallery, Museum, New Zealand Glassworks and the Royal Opera House.  Take a stroll down the Mainstreet with its unique stores, op shops and galleries or head down to the River Markets on a Saturday morning for the ultimate experience in local food, art and culture.

Living in Whanganui gives you the best of both worlds.   It is only two and a half hours’ drive away from Wellington or a 1-hour flight to Auckland, close enough for a quick visit, but you won’t miss the congestion or the cost of living.

How to apply:

Please contact Dr David Montgomery, Clinical Director, for further information

Phone:  027 4759792

Vacancy number: SMS-2022-11
Closing Date: Open

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Vacancy contact details

Name: Dr David Montgomery

Position: Clinical Director


Phone: 0274759792