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Specialist Paediatrician - Nelson, New Zealand

·        Permanent position – 56 hours a fortnight

·        Put your paediatric skills to work making a difference

·        Close proximity to walking, biking tracks and beautiful beaches

About the role

We are looking for a suitably qualified General Paediatrician to join the Women, Child and Youth Health Service at Nelson Marlborough District Health Board (NMDHB). This permanent position, working 56 hours/ fortnight (0.7FTE), is based at Nelson Hospital - located at the top of the South Island. The on-call after hours roster is shared equally on a 1:6 rota, and acute admissions to the inpatient areas are managed by a single Paediatrician during work hours on a ‘week on take’ basis.

Working at Nelson Hospital you will join a dynamic and dedicated team of five other experienced General Paediatricians providing general paediatric and specialist care for a population of about 105,000; including Level 2 neonatal care for > 32 weeks gestation, general, ambulatory, developmental and community paediatrics. The child health team works closely with the maternity team who manage 1200 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 four 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.

About you

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.

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 child protection

·        Interest in child behaviour and development

·        Community paediatric skills to support population health

The successful candidate will stand out in terms of their ability, personality and skills to complement and extend the current district-wide team of nine Paediatricians, in order to enhance the scope and quality of service across the district.

What we offer

In this role you have a real opportunity to apply your paediatric skills to making a real difference to peoples’ 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 $161,304 – $240,000 (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 access to up-to ten days and a $16,000 allowance to put towards your continued medical education.

Nelson city, situated near the top of the South Island, is known for its spectacular natural environment, high sunshine hours, and ease of access to sporting and cultural facilities.

Find out more about the Nelson/Tasman region -

How to apply

For role specific information please contact Donna Addidle, Service Manager Women Child and Youth on email or Peter McIlroy, Paediatrician

For general enquiries please contact our Recruitment team on or 03 546 1274

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


Applications close Sunday, 3 November 2019.

Community Paediatrician - Hutt Valley District Health Board

Our Paediatric Department is looking for a permanent (0.9 FTE) Community, Developmental and General Paediatrician to join a dedicated team of Paediatricians committed to providing excellent service to the children and young people in the Hutt Valley. The position includes community paediatric work in which you will contribute to programme and service development for children in the Hutt Valley, child protection, development paediatric work as well as contributing to the general paediatric on call roster.

The Team
Our Child Health Service has an enthusiastic team of nine full-time and part-time general, developmental, adolescent and community paediatricians, providing a range of general and subspecialty paediatric services at Hutt Hospital. We have a Children's ward, level 2 Special Care Nursery that admits and manages neonates >32 weeks gestation, Paediatric Outpatients and a Child Developmental Service. We have close ties and work closely with the Paediatric Department in Wellington Hospital, just 20 minutes away. We also have a Child Mental Health Service on site.

Hutt Hospital is also a teaching hospital with medical students from the University of Otago rotating through the paediatric department. We supervise, and are accredited for paediatric specialty registrar training.

Our team enjoys access to flexible working arrangements and a genuine and ongoing focus on career development.

A part-time position may be considered for the right candidate.

Our Location
Located in a beautiful coastal city with easy access to the mountains, and the capital city Wellington, with a flourishing arts and culture scene, excellent galleries, theatres, restaurants, boutique shopping and some unique festivals in the annual calendar. There are endless opportunities for sports and adventure, including hiking, mountain biking and water sports. This is a great hub from which to explore both the North and South Islands of New Zealand.

Essential Criteria
To apply for this position you must hold or be eligible to apply for a vocational scope of practice in Paediatrics with the Medical Council of New Zealand and be legally entitled to live and work in NZ.

How to Apply
Please complete an online HVDHB application form by clicking the 'apply now' button or through our careers website:

For further information on this role, please email and indicate the vacancy number 9112092-19 and job title in the subject line.