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Consultant Clinical Geneticist/Mātai iranga taurima tūroro Mātanga (Christchurch)

Employer Capital & Coast DHB
Workplace Christchurch
Specialty Clinical Genetics
Term Permanent
Grading Specialist / Consultant
Hours per week 38
Commencement date Open
Application closing date 06 Dec 2020
Employer Capital & Coast DHB Workplace Christchurch
Specialty Clinical Genetics Term Permanent
Grading Specialist / Consultant Commencement date Open
Hours per week 38 Application closing date 06 Dec 2020

Job description

Nau mai, haere mai ki Ūpoko ki te uru hauora.

Location: Christchurch

Contract: Permanent, Part time (38.4 hours per week) or full time - hours negotiable


We are looking for a qualified clinical geneticist to join our Christchurch based clinical team. You should be able to demonstrate broad training 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.

A minimum twelve month locum post might be available for suitable candidates who are unsure about permanent relocation.

Genetic Health ServiceNZ (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.


- 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


Capital and Coast DHB (CCDHB) is located centrally in Wellington and has the equivalent of around 4,300 full time staff, making us a major employer in the Wellington region. CCDHB operates two hospitals – Wellington Regional Hospital in Newtown and Kenepuru Hospital in Porirua – as well as the Kapiti Health Centre at Paraparaumu.

CCDHB has a 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.

Here at CCDHB we embrace diversity and welcome applications from people of 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. CCDHB is a pro-equity Health Organisation, with a particular focus on Māori and Pacific Peoples.

CCDHB provides a range of specialist services including neurosurgery, oncology, neonatal intensive care and community-based services including district nursing, rehabilitation services, social work, alcohol and drug services, and home support services to a population of around 900,000 people.


Applications will not be accepted via email. All candidates applying for any of our current vacancies must complete an online CCDHB application form by clicking the 'Apply Now' button.

Please note we will be considering applications as they are submitted.

Please ensure your uploaded CV and cover letter is in either Word or PDF format. For further information on this role, please email and please indicate the vacancy number (SMO025-20) and job title in the subject line.

Ma tini, ma mano, ka rapa te whai

By joining together we will succeed

Qualifications required

Specialist qualification in Internal Medicine (clinical genetics) - FRACP or equivalent and be able to register for vocational registration with the MCNZ
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Vacancy contact details
Name Sandra Tam
Position SMO recruitment advisor
Phone (04) 806 2547
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