Consultant Neurologist - Fixed term

Are you interested in spending time in one of New Zealand’s most sought-after regions?

Te Whatu Ora – Health New Zealand, Nelson Marlborough seeks an experienced consultant Neurologist to cover parental leave for 12 months from early 2023  

  • Fixed term, 0.8FTE (64 hours a fortnight) to 1.0FTE (80 hours a fortnight)
  • Be a part of a highly skilled Neurology team
  • No after hours on-call required
  • Nelson Hospital, Nelson, New Zealand

Ngā mōhiohio e pā ana ki ēnei mahi (About these positions)
The successful candidate will:

  • Deliver high quality general neurology services to improve health of the population in Nelson Marlborough region.
  • Become a team of two neurologists, aptly supported by general physicians and geriatricians with neurology sub-interests making a positive difference.
  • Supervise and participate in teaching of junior medical workforce.

Neurophysiology skills would be appreciated and considered a bonus.

Ko wai he kaitono tōtika? (Who is an appropriate applicant?) 
The ideal applicant will:

  • Bring your neurology expertise and competencies to an acute secondary care hospital and contribute to critical care to in- and out-patients in the region.
  • Have broad Neurology skills and knowledge of the unique demands in a provincial hospital.
  • Be a highly skilled diagnostician who is a great team player with excellent communication skills. 
  • Hold FRACP or equivalent
  • Be eligible for an Annual Practising Certificate and vocational scope of Internal Medicine with the Medical Council of New Zealand.
  • Fit into a cohesive team culture of collaborative practice, openness, humour, and respect across disciplines.

Collegiality and collaboration across all disciplines are key to the success of a services to our patients and our community. If this sounds like the sort of environment that you will thrive in, then we want to hear from you!

Ngā huanga o tēnei mahi (The benefits of this position) 
The salary for this position is based on the current ASMS Senior Medical and Dental Officer collective agreement dependent on skills, experience, and vocational registration in NZ. Meca | ASMS

In addition to your salary, you will:

  • Receive a generous annual allowance 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 competitive relocation, accommodation and car rental expenses (conditions apply). 

This is an incredible region of Aotearoa - New Zealand with a lovely climate boasting some of the highest annual sunshine hours year after year and is a wonderful place to work and enjoy life. The schools are excellent, and Nelson is well connected to the rest of New Zealand and the world via its centrally located and well served domestic airport terminal.

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.

These magnificent features offer 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. To explore all these ingredients for a better work/life balance, please visit,

Ā mātou rōpū (About our team)
Te Whatu Ora – Health New Zealand, Nelson Marlborough is the main health provider for the region serving a population of approximately 150,000.  Nearly 3,000 strong, we are the largest employer in the region. 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)

Me pēhea ahau e tono ai? (How do I apply?)
For general enquiries please contact our recruitment team on or +64 3 546 1274. 

For role specific information please contact:
-Rosey Wilson–Service Manager,, 03 546 1309, or
-Erin Coleman – Neurologist, or
-Pamela Hale–Clinical Director,

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

Please note: All Te Whatu Ora staff are required to have completed primary course of NZ approved COVID-19 vaccinations as they may have direct contact with patients and members of public.


Applications close: Sunday 19 February 2023.

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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Fixed Term, Fixed Term/Full Time, Fixed Term/Part Time

Job no: N23-008

Location: Nelson Hospital

Closing Date: Sunday 19 February 2023