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Consultant Neurologist/Tākuta ā-Io Mātanga (12 months fixed term)

Employer Capital & Coast DHB
Workplace Wellington and Wellington Region
Specialty Neurology
Term Permanent
Grading Specialist / Consultant
Hours per week 40
Commencement date Open
Application closing date 29 Nov 2020
Employer Capital & Coast DHB Workplace Wellington and Wellington Region
Specialty Neurology Term Permanent
Grading Specialist / Consultant Commencement date Open
Hours per week 40 Application closing date 29 Nov 2020

Job description

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

Location: Wellington Hospital and the wider Wellington region

Contract: Full time, 12 months fixed term starting Feb 2021


The successful candidate will have a range of neurological skills that will enable them to manage a broad range of complex neurological cases and also supervise and manage more junior staff. The candidate would also be able to contribute to the acute call roster and have skills in acute stroke care including stroke thrombolysis, and be able to participate in a 1:10 acute call roster.

The Neurology department provides a regional/tertiary service for patients with complex neurological conditions. It comprises a busy outpatient service at Wellington Hospital campus but also incorporates outreach clinics to regional hospitals. Outpatient services are provided at Wellington, Kenepuru, and the Hutt Hospital both about 30 minutes by car from Wellington Hospital. Clinics are also provided in Masterton, 90 minutes from Wellington.

The department works closely with relevant hospital services including internal medicine, neurosurgery, ophthalmology, orthopaedic and paediatric departments. The service provides outpatient-based and inpatient care, as well as having diagnostic support, including clinical neurophysiology and neuropsychology.

Neurophysiology services provided include EEGs, NCS, EMG, EP, and testing of the vestibular system. Neuropsychology services and Liaison Psychiatry provide diagnostic support, advice and counselling for Wellington region and to tertiary referrals as required.


- Participate in an On call roster
- Participate in specialist neurology outpatient clinics
- Work collaboratively with neurophysiology team


- Vocationally registered in Internal Medicine (Neurology) with the Medical Council of New Zealand (MCNZ)
- FRACP or equivalent and be able to register for vocational registration with the MCNZ
- Stroke expertise/interest will be viewed more favorably, however, we welcome applicants with other subspecialty interests too


Capital and Coast DHB (CCDHB) is located centrally in Wellington and has over 6,000 full-time equivalent staff, making us one of the major employers 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.

The Mental Health, Addiction and Intellectual Disability Service (MHAIDS) spans three DHBs - Wairarapa, Hutt Valley and Capital and Coast DHB’s and includes local, regional, and national services. The local MHAIDS services are provided from multiple sites within the 3DHB sub-region – greater Wellington, Hutt Valley and Wairarapa.

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.

Wellington is New Zealand’s capital city, 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.


Applications close 29 November 2020 and can only be accepted when submitted through our CCDHB Careers website.

For further information on this role, please email and please indicate the vacancy number (SMO76-20) 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 Neurology - 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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