Consultant Dermatologist - Permanent

Are you a confident and dedicated Dermatologist seeking an exceptional and rewarding opportunity in the picturesque regions of Nelson and Blenheim? We have the perfect role for you!

  • Permanent 0.5FTE, 40 hours a fortnight (up to 1.0FTE, 80 hours a fortnight – is negotiable)
  • Join a well-established and respected clinical team committed to providing exceptional care
  • Be part of collaborative and patient-focused environment.
  • No after hours on-call
  • Private practice opportunities

Ā mātou rōpū (About our team)

The Nelson Marlborough region, located at the summit of the South Island in Aotearoa, New Zealand, is spectacular. It is a great place to live for both work and leisure. Nelson offers all the luxuries and attractions one would desire. It is well connected to the rest of New Zealand and the world via its centrally located and well served domestic airport terminal.

The schools are excellent. There are three national parks nearby providing ample opportunities for quality family-time and appreciation of nature’s wonders. The region is renowned for its breath-taking natural landscapes, with stunning geography capturing everything from unbelievably long golden beaches to rugged mountains and untouched forests. Nelson, where healthcare meets adventure, offers endless opportunities for mountain biking, walking/hiking, water sports and skiing. The region is also well known for its café culture, wineries, art, crafts, and relaxed lifestyle. Visit the pages to uncover more about how to strike a better work-life balance in Nelson and

Health New Zealand, Nelson Marlborough has approximately 3000 employees, providing health services in the Nelson, Tasman, and Marlborough regions, serving almost 150,000 people. Facilities at Nelson Marlborough include four hospitals (Nelson, Wairau, Alexander, and Murchison Hospitals), a district wide public health service, and four community health Centre's located in Richmond, Marlborough, Motueka, and Golden Bay. Our vision is for all people to live well, get well, and stay well, and our mission is to work with the people of our community to promote, encourage, and enable their health, well-being, and independence. Respect, innovation, teamwork, and integrity represent our fundamental values.

Ētahi atu mōhiohio (More Information)

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

The salary for this position is based on the current Senior Medical and Dental Officer collective agreement dependent on skills, experience, and vocational registration in NZ.  SECA | ASMS

In addition to your salary, you will:

  • Receive a generous annual allowance to cover your continued medical education expenses (including associated travel and accommodation costs) as well as paid time off to attend events including international conferences.
  • Have access to an employer matched Superannuation contribution of up to 6% of annual earnings.
  • Be reimbursed a competitive relocation, accommodation, and car rental expenses.

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

The successful applicant will:

  • Conduct thorough dermatological assessments and provide accurate diagnoses for patients in the Nelson Marlborough Region.
  • Educate patients on skincare, prevention, and treatment options.
  • Develop and implement effective treatment plans for various skin conditions.
  • Perform dermatological procedures, including biopsies, excisions, and laser treatments.
  • Collaborate with multidisciplinary team meetings to ensure comprehensive patient care.
  • Collaborate with other healthcare professionals to develop and implement treatment plans and quality services to improve the health of the population in the regions.
  • Stay current with advancements in dermatology and integrate new knowledge into practice.
  • Have an opportunity to achieve work/life balance and enjoy one of New Zealand’s most sought-after regions. 

This role involves providing comprehensive dermatological care to patients across the Nelson and Blenheim regions. You will have the opportunity to work with a diverse patient population, addressing a wide range of dermatological conditions.

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

The ideal applicant will:

  • Have an FRACP with subspecialist training recognised by the Dermatology Society.
  • Be eligible for an Annual Practising Certificate and vocational scope of Dermatology with the Medical Council of New Zealand.
  • Have proven experience in a clinical dermatology setting.
  • Be looking to work independently as a dermatologist in provincial hospitals.
  • Demonstrate experience in diagnosing and procedural skills.
  • Have strong communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to work effectively within multidisciplinary team to promote a cohesive team culture of collaborative practice, openness, humour, and respect across disciplines.
  • Demonstrate commitment to continuing professional development and quality improvement.

Collegiality and collaboration across all disciplines are keys to provide successful services to our patients and community. Should this be the type of environment in which you will thrive, we would like to hear from you!

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

For general enquiries please contact our recruitment team

For role specific information please contact:

-Dr Pamela Hale – Clinical Director,  or 

-Rosey Wilson – Service Manager Medicine, Paediatrics and ATR

To apply please follow the link to complete our online application form Applications via email will not be considered.

Whilst it is no longer mandatory, for the health and safety of staff and patients, employees in this role are expected to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 (primary course plus booster).


Applications close: Open until filled.

Health New Zealand 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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Permanent Part time

Job no: N24-284

Location: Tasman Region, Marlborough Region, Wairau Hospital, Murchison - Hospital & Health Centre, Richmond - Health Hub, Tasman Community, Marlborough Community, Alexandra Hospital, Motueka, Marlborough Health Hub, Nelson Region, Nelson Hospital, Nelson Community, Golden Bay, South Island

Closing Date: Open until filled