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Specialist Paediatrician - Blenheim, New Zealand

Permanent 0.8FTE position (open to negotiation)

  • Put your paediatric skills to work making a difference
  • Close proximity to walking, biking tracks and the stunning Marlborough Sounds

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

We are looking for a suitably qualified General Paediatrician to join the Women, Child and Youth Health Service at Nelson Marlborough Health (NMH). This position, working 32 hours a week (plus on call), is based at Wairau Hospital in Blenheim - located at the top of the South Island. The on-call after hours roster is shared equally on a 1:3 rota weekdays, and 1:4 weekends.

Working at Wairau Hospital you will join a dynamic and dedicated team of experienced General Paediatricians providing general paediatric and specialist care for a population of about 49,000; including neonatal care for > 34 weeks gestation, general, ambulatory, developmental and community paediatrics. The child health team works closely with the maternity team who manage 550 deliveries per annum.

We have close links with the community based Early Years Child Development Service and our paediatric outreach service visits children in their homes. Our busy paediatric outpatient department (with three clinic rooms) sits adjacent to our modern in-patient facilities. For very sick and exceedingly specialised and complex children, we have excellent ties to tertiary units in Wellington (NICU), Auckland and Christchurch.

Weekly teleconferences with the paediatric team at our sister hospital in Nelson (district-wide team of nine SMO's), strengthens collaboration across the district for peer review and CPD. Regular teleconferences are also held with tertiary centers as and when required. Outreach visiting clinics are established for Paediatric surgery, Cardiology and Gastroenterology. Neuro-behavioral services are shared with the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS).

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

You will first and foremost be a generalist with the skills and energy to contribute to further developing the service to children and families. You will use innovative and creative approaches to

making a difference, and will ideally have experience (or a strong interest in developing expertise) in areas that would complement the current team and the wider district-wide service.

Qualifications required upon taking up the position:

  • FRACP or equivalent
  • Registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand
  • Certified Neonatal Life Support training is desirable and APLS (essential)
  • Current Annual Practicing Certificate (or eligible to obtain)

Desirable experience:

  • Interest in diabetes
  • Interest in child behavior and development
  • Community Paediatric skills to support population health

Our success is as a whole. 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 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)

In this role you have the opportunity to apply your paediatric skills to making a real difference to people's lives. At Nelson Marlborough Health we do great work and we need a great team to help us deliver. The position offers excellent working conditions, a relocation package and flexibility of commencement date.

Find out more about us

Salary for this position will be the range of $164,369 - $244,560 (pro rata) as per the current senior medical and dental officer collective agreement - dependent on skills, experience and gaining full vocational registration in NZ. You will also have annual access to up-to 10 days and a $16,000 allowance to put towards your continued medical education.

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

For role specific information please contact Donna Addidle, Service Manager Women Child and Youth, [email protected] or Stefan Schulze, Paediatrician/HOD [email protected]

For general enquiries please contact our recruitment team on [email protected] or +64 3 546 1274.

Keen to apply now, it's easy. Please fill in our online application form.

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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Consultant Paediatric Surgeon/Kaipoka tinana tamariki Mātanga

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

Location: Wellington Regional

Contract: Full-time, permanent

About the role

We are looking for a Consultant Paediatric Surgeon to join our team of five to provide paediatric surgery to the lower half of the North Island of New Zealand. The successful candidate will provide paediatric surgery care to infants and children at Capital & Coast DHB and at regional DHBs.

The paediatric surgery team provides acute and elective paediatric surgery. The tertiary services are delivered to children from the entire central region. The service routinely performs about 1,200 surgical procedures each year. In addition, there is close co-operation with one of only Maternal-Fetal Management (MFM) services in New Zealand, focusing on the wellbeing of women and new-born infants who have Maternal Fetal complications or complex health needs.

The service covers specialities in paediatric surgery including urology, neonatal surgery, chest wall & thoracic surgery.


  • Treat patients at local and regional clinics
  • Operate at Wellington Regional Hospital and Kenepuru Hospital and regional DHBs
  • Provide clinical care to patients at Wellington (including neonates)
  • Work in collaboration with the team and to teach junior staff and medical students from the University of Otago at Wellington
  • The roster is 1:5

Skills and experience:

  • Vocationally registered in Paediatrics Surgery with the Medical Council of New Zealand (MCNZ)
  • FRACS (Paediatrics Surgery) or equivalent and be able to register for vocational registration with the MCNZ
  • A subspecialty interest in Paediatric urology including hypospadias surgery
  • Relevant training and experience
  • Have a current driver's licence

About the organisation

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.

How to apply

Applications close Sunday, 9 May 2021 and can only be accepted when submitted through our CCDHB Careers website.

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

For further information on this role, please email [email protected] and please indicate the vacancy number (SMO21-21) and job title in the subject line.

Ma tini, ma mano, ka rapa te whai

By joining together we will succeed

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