Consultant Haematologist - Permanent

Te Whatu Ora – Health New Zealand, Nelson Marlborough seeks an experienced Haematologist to join the dynamic Haematology/Oncology department

  • Permanent part-time 0.8FTE (64 hours fortnightly) to full time 1.0FTE (80 hours fortnightly)
  • A motivated and collegial team of skilled medical professionals
  • No after hours on-call
  • Live and work in one of New Zealand’s most beautiful regions

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

Te Whatu Ora, 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:

  • Provide expert diagnosis, treatment, and management of haematological conditions for patients in the Nelson Marlborough Region.
  • Lead and participate in 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 Nelson Marlborough.
  • Participate in quality improvement initiatives and research to advance haematological care.
  • Contribute to the education and training of our growing junior medical workforce.
  • Have an opportunity to achieve work/life balance and enjoy one of New Zealand’s most sought-after regions. 

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

The ideal applicant will:

  • Have an FRACP with subspecialist training recognised by the Haematology Society.
  • Be eligible for an Annual Practising Certificate and vocational scope of Internal Medicine - Haematology with the Medical Council of New Zealand.
  • May be at the beginning of their career looking to a role that grows with them.
  • Be looking to work independently as a consultant Haematologist in a provincial hospital.
  • Demonstrate experience in diagnosing and managing a wide range of haematological conditions.
  • 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 Luke Merriman – Haematologist,  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.

Te Whatu Ora 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 Full Time, Permanent Part time

Job no: N24-078

Location: Nelson Hospital

Closing Date: Open until Filled