Specialist Paediatrician


  • Fixed Term (0.7FTE) position – until 15 March 2020
  • Put your paediatric skills to work making a difference
  • Close proximity to walking, biking tracks & beautiful beaches in sunny Nelson

 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 fixed-term (until 15 March 2020) 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 experienced of five other General Paediatricians providing general paediatric and specialist care, for a population of about 105,000, including neonatal, 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 4 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

Are you a Paediatrician who is first and foremost a generalist, with the skills and energy to contribute to further developing the service to children and families? Do you use innovative and creative approaches to making a difference?

The successful candidate will stand out in terms of their ability, personality and skills to complement and extend the current district-wide team of 9 Paediatricians, in order to enhance the scope and quality of service across the district.

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)

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 team to help us deliver. The position offers excellent working conditions, a relocation package and flexibility of commencement date.

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How to apply

Keen to apply now, it’s easy. Please fill in our online application form https://nmdhb.careercentre.net.nz/Job

For role specific information please contact Donna Addidle, Service Manager Women Child & Youth, donna.addidle@nmdhb.govt.nz

For general enquiries please contact our recruitment team on vacancies@nmdhb.govt.nz or 03 546 1274.

Ref: N18-501

Applications close:  Monday 21 January 2019 (Unless filled prior)

Fixed Term/Temporary/Part Time

Job no: N18-501

Location: Nelson

Closing Date: Monday 21 January 2019 (Unless filled prior)