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Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, Nelson Hospital

Employer Nelson Marlborough Health
Workplace Nelson Hospital
Specialty Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Term Permanent
Grading Specialist / Consultant
Hours per week 40
Commencement date Open
Application closing date Open
Employer Nelson Marlborough Health Workplace Nelson Hospital
Specialty Obstetrics & Gynaecology Term Permanent
Grading Specialist / Consultant Commencement date Open
Hours per week 40 Application closing date Open

Job description

•Permanent 0.6 FTE (48 hours a fortnight)
•Full participation in 1 in 5 on call roster
•Remuneration as per ASMS MECA
•Relocation package and a negotiable commencement date

Ngā mōhiohio e pā ana ki tēnei mahi (About this position)

This is a permanent, part-time position predominately based in Nelson Hospital with flexibility to work across the Nelson and Marlborough region. We have approximately 900-1000 births per year in the Nelson region. There are primary birthing units in Motueka, Golden Bay, and a Health Centre in Murchison and we have excellent relationships with both hospital and primary care midwives. Our paediatric colleagues will routinely care for neonates from 32 weeks gestation. We have established and supportive referral pathways to Wellington for Maternal Fetal Medicine, and to Christchurch for Gynaecological Oncology and for tertiary fertility treatments.

You will be part of a departmental team of five O&G Specialists in Nelson, and four at Wairau Hospital in Blenheim, one RANZCOG Advanced O&G Trainee (i.e. Senior Registrar), two House Surgeons (supported to do DipObst) and one Trainee Intern (through University of Otago, Christchurch).

The position involves providing high quality secondary level general Obstetrics and Gynaecology care to the women of the region. There is scope to develop a special interest area(s). You will have excellent collegial support across the hospital from other services such as anaesthetics, general surgery, urology, radiology, pathology, etc. The position also involves teaching medical, midwifery, and nursing trainees, and providing leadership across the service.

Being a part-time position, there is scope for private practice in the area with Manuka Street Hospital being the provider of private surgery in Nelson across most specialties.

Ko wai he kaitono tōtika? (Who is an appropriate applicant?)

You will be an experienced and collegial Obstetrician and Gynaecologist keen to contribute to a busy, professional, and friendly team. The ideal applicant would bring skills in advanced laparoscopic surgery, urogynaecological surgery, and management experience. However, there is also scope to support development in many areas within the job.

Required qualifications and experience include:
•FRANZCOG or equivalent post graduate qualification in Obstetrics and Gynaecology
•Vocational registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand, or eligible for
•Current Annual Practicing Certificate, or eligible for
•C-QuiP certification for colposcopy, or eligible for

Collegiality and collaboration across all disciplines are key to our delivery of a successful service to our patients and our community. A strong sense of community and belonging is reflected in everything we do. If this sounds like the sort of environment that you will thrive in, then we want to hear from you!

Ā mātou rōpū (About our team)

Nelson Marlborough Health is the main health provider for the Te Tau Ihu, the top of the south. Nearly 3,000 strong, we are Nelson and Marlborough’s largest employer. Our main locations are Nelson and Wairau Hospitals, but we are spread across the region and service all parts of the community. Our work can be challenging, but we are up for it. We have a great team and we work hard to make a difference. We value integrity, innovation, respect and teamwork.

Ētahi atu mōhiohio (More Information)

Ngā huanga o tēnei mahi (The benefits of this position)

We provide a great place to work with professional development opportunities, job security, and workplace wellness programmes.

Situated near the top of the South Island, Nelson city is the geographical centre of New Zealand. It has three national parks within a 90 minute drive and is surrounded by beaches, mountains, hidden valleys, raging rivers and golden sands. It is known as a spectacular natural environment and has one of the highest number of sunshine hours in New Zealand. For more information on the Nelson/ Tasman region visit

Working 0.6FTE (48 hours a fortnight) offers the best of work life balance. There is a real focus on learning and sharing your skills and experience within our team, including our registrar who also shares the workload, and with our colleagues in our smaller sister hospital (in Blenheim).

Me pēhea ahau e tono ai? (How do I apply?)

For general enquiries please contact our recruitment team at or +64 3 546 1274.

For role specific information please contact Donna Addidle - Service manager Women Child & Youth at

To apply please follow the link to complete our online application form. (Applications are not able to be accepted via email.)

If you are not currently registered with the New Zealand Medical Council we recommend using the Registration Self-Assessment Tool to determine which pathway to registration you may be eligible for. You can find this by pasting this link into your browser:


Applications close: Open until filled.

Nelson Marlborough Health strongly endorses Te Tiriti o Waitangi.

We believe that to achieve equity in health outcomes for Māori we need a workforce reflective of the population it serves. We strongly encourage applications from candidates who identify as Māori and we recruit for cultural competence.

He waka eke noa. We are all in this together.
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Name Donna Addidle
Phone +64 3 546 1274.
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