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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.