Consultant Dermatologist

Two year, fixed-term position working 40 hours a fortnight (0.5FTE)

Location: based at Nelson Hospital 

  • Serving the top of the South Island
  • Sunny, coastal lifestyle location!

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

Nelson Marlborough Health (NMH) is seeking a part-time dermatologist to join the Department of Medicine. As we operate services district-wide you will be required to provide services at both Nelson Hospital and Wairau Hospital in Blenheim. 

As the sole dermatologist you will be a key resource to the wider health team working closely with your primary care colleagues in a distributed care model to ensure medical dermatology care is provided in the optimal setting of care. 

The successful applicant will support and complement our existing medical, surgical and primary teams in the wider delivery of Skin Lesion services, and be a part of the wider South Island dermatology network. 

Opportunity also exists for the delivery and development of private services across the Top of the South. 

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

We are looking for a specialist who is ready to bring their skills and experience to our provincial hospitals and enjoy the lifestyle that this affords. You will be vocationally registered with the NZ Medical Council. As a highly skilled diagnostician you will be a great team player, with excellent communication skills. 

Qualifications required upon taking up the position:

  • FRACP or equivalent
  • Vocational registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand
  • Hold a current annual practising certificate 

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, which means the opportunities here are endless. 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) 

The top of the South Island is renowned for its National Parks, access to outdoor recreational pursuits, arts, vineyards and much more. Visit for more information about the area.

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

We provide a great place to work with professional development opportunities, job security, and workplace wellness programmes. Our primary care and allied health partners are well engaged.

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

For role specific information please contact Dr Suzanne Busch, HOD Physicians, on or Rosey Wilson – Service Manager Medical on

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

To apply please follow the link to complete our online application form. (Applications are not able to be accepted via email.)

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 are 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. Support in cultural competence will be provided for candidates and we strongly encourage applications from candidates who identify as Māori.

He waka eke noa. We are all in this together.

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Fixed Term/Part Time

Job no: N21-219

Location: Nelson Hospital

Closing Date: Open until filled