Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist

  • Wairau Hospital, Blenheim, New Zealand
  • Permanent (0.8 FTE – 64 hours a fortnight) position offering excellent working conditions and a relocation package 

We are inviting applications from Consultant Obstetricians and Gynaecologists keen to relocate to the desirable Marlborough region at the top of the South Island. Marlborough offers a very friendly and safe community to raise a family and enjoy ‘kiwi life’ at its best. Marlborough has 20% of New Zealand’s coastline, woven through the beautiful Marlborough sounds, where you can take a leisurely cruise and fish for beautiful seafood.  Marlborough also has nearly 80% of New Zealand’s wine industry spread across its extensive valleys. Location

About you

We are looking for an Obstetrics and Gynaecology consultant who is comfortable working in a smaller provincial hospital and will make a positive contribution to the existing Obstetrics and Gynaecology team.  

Required qualifications and experience include:  

  • FRANZCOG or equivalent post graduate qualification in Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  • Vocational registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand, or eligible for same
  • Current Annual Practising Certificate, or eligible for
  • Colposcopy training 

About the role

You will join a specialist team providing secondary level Obstetrics and Gynaecology services and will share a strong commitment to delivering high quality health care for women and families. You will participate fully in the acute 1:4 roster, facilitate integrated care and foster effective relationships with health professionals across the system to ensure that we achieve maximum support and health gain for our clients. 

There are approximately 500 births per year in the Marlborough region and the maternity service works closely with Nelson Hospital services as well as Wellington’s tertiary referral services. 

Wairau Hospital provides General and Geriatric Medicine, Emergency/High Dependency Care, Anaesthesia, General Surgery, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Ophthalmology, Orthopaedics, Audiology and outreach ENT. There is prompt access to modern on-site theatres and imaging, including MRI.  

Why to apply

The region is known for its relaxed lifestyle and year round dry and sunny days enabling the outdoor enthusiast to experience by foot, bicycle, ski, road and boat the most stunning of coastlines and beautiful mountains. Indoor sports, swimming and leisure facilities are of an exceptionally high standard and there is a very active arts scene. The picturesque whale watching town of Kaikoura and Nelson city are only 90 minutes away by road. The region is also home to three large National Parks. Visit: for more details.

About us

Nelson Marlborough Health (NMH) is the main health service provider for New Zealand’s Nelson, Tasman and Marlborough regions, serving nearly 145,000 people across two main hospitals, public health and a range of community services. We provide a great place to work with professional development opportunities, job security, and workplace wellness programmes.

Find out more about us

How to apply

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

For role specific information please contact Donna Addidle, Service Manager -Women, Child and Youth – on  

Keen to apply now, it’s easy. Please fill in our online application form. 

Ref: W19-035

Open until filled

Permanent/Part Time

Job no: W19-035

Location: Wairau Hospital

Closing Date: Open until filled