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Consultant Paediatrician

Employer SMS Millipaed Limited
Workplace Whanganui Hospital
Specialty Paediatrics
Term Permanent
Grading Specialist / Consultant
Hours per week 40
Commencement date Open
Application closing date Open
Employer SMS Millipaed Limited Workplace Whanganui Hospital
Specialty Paediatrics Term Permanent
Grading Specialist / Consultant Commencement date Open
Hours per week 40 Application closing date Open

Job description


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:

Wanganui 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, and vibrant arts and cultural scene.

In 2019, Whanganui was crowned the Most Beautiful City at the Beautiful Awards, an annual competition that recognizes the environmental excellence of individuals, groups, businesses, and schools. Towards the end of 2019, our district council was awarded the “best digital transformation” award. In a first for New Zealand, on 27 January 2020, Whanganui was accepted into the League of Historical Cities – an international affiliation of cities developed to recognize the value that historical urban areas bring to local and international communities.

Whanganui offers easily accessible mountains for skiing or hiking, rivers and lakes for fishing and boating, as well as beaches for fishing, surfing, horse riding and walking. The year-round temperate climate allows residents to make the most of this healthy family-focused lifestyle. Whanganui also boasts an exciting arts community and facilities, a mix of local and travelling music talent, educational and sporting opportunities for all ages, historical buildings, and culture. Living in Whanganui, you will be two-and-half hours’ drive away from Wellington or a 1-hour flight to Auckland.

This excellent work / lifestyle balance for you and your family is further supported by a high quality of education at primary and secondary level, offered through both public and private schools.

How to apply:

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

Email: or
Phone: 027 4759792

Vacancy number: SMS-2020-01
Closing Date: Open

Qualifications required

Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians, or equivalent
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Vacancy contact details
Name Dr David Montgomery
Position Clinical Director
Phone 0274759792
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