Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist

  • 0.8 FTE position gives you ultimate work life balance
  • Excellent working conditions, a relocation package and a negotiable commencement date
  • Make a lifestyle move to Marlborough 

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 ‘kiwilife’ at its best. Marlborough has 20% of New Zealand’s coastline and boasts 2400 sunshine hours per year. It is unrivalled in the array of easily accessible leisure pursuits and outdoor activities it provides. 

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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 Gynecology
  • Vocational registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand, or eligible for same
  • Current Annual Practising Certificate, or eligible for it
  • 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 their families. Participation is expected in the 1:4 on call roster, routine obstetrics, routine gynaecology and colposcopy clinics including some outreach clinics. 

There are approximately 500 births per year in the Marlborough region and the maternity service and gynaecology services works closely with its sister hospital in Nelson, as part of the Nelson Marlborough District Health Board.  There is also a close relationship with our tertiary providers, being Wellington and Christchurch Hospital’s.

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. 

Salary for this position will be the range of $161,304 – $240,000 (as per the current senior medical and dental officer collective agreement) dependent on skills, experience and gaining full vocational registration in NZ. You will also have access to up-to 10 days and a $16,000 allowance to put towards your continued medical education. 

Why to apply

The region is known for its relaxed lifestyle and year round dry and sunny days enabling you 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.

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.

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How to apply

For general enquiries please contact our recruitment team on or 03 546 1274. 

For role specific information please contact David Leadbetter, Obstetrician and Gynaecologist – on Keen to apply now, it’s easy. Please click apply and fill in our online application form.


Open until filled

Permanent/Part Time

Job no: W19-062

Location: Wairau Hospital

Closing Date: Open until filled