Consultant Radiologist - Nelson Hospital

Permanent position

Nelson Marlborough Health (NMH) seeks an experienced Radiologist

  • Permanent, part-time (0.6FTE -  48 hours a fortnight), to full-time ( 1.0FTE - 80 hours a fortnight)
  • Negotiable start date
  • No on-call or weekends required 

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

The successful applicant will:

  • Work across multidisciplinary Radiology services including the provision of general radiology, ultrasound, CT, MRI with angiography and interventional radiology - if required.
  • Join a team of eight experienced Radiologists, who are well supported by a professional team of medical imaging technologists (MIT’s), sonographers, registered nurses, radiography assistants, and dedicated administration staff.
  • Have the perfect opportunity to achieve amazing work/life balance and enjoy one of New Zealand’s most sought after regions with no on-call or weekend requirements.
  • Have the opportunity in designing what the future of Radiology looks like, and how we deliver high quality services.

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

Our ideal applicant will: 

  • Bring their skills and experience to an acute secondary care hospital and contribute to how healthcare is delivered in Nelson.
  • Hold, or be eligible for, vocational registration as a Radiologist in New Zealand.
  • Hold Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists, or an equivalent recognised qualification.
  • Have postgraduate fellowship training (preferred).
  • Fit into a cohesive team culture of collaborative practice, openness, humour, and respect across disciplines.

Collegiality and collaboration across all disciplines are key to our delivery of a successful service 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 Senior Medical and Dental Officer collective agreement dependent on skills, experience, and vocational registration in NZ. Link

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,, and

Ā mātou rōpū (About our team)
Nelson Marlborough Health 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 recruitment team at or +64 3 546 1274.

For additional role related information, please contact Jess Ettema - Service Manager Clinical Support,

To apply please click on Apply Now, or follow this link to complete our online application form. (Applications are not able to be accepted via email.)


Applications close: Open until filled.

Please note: In line with the COVID-19 Public Health Response (Vaccinations) Amendment Order 2021 all NMH staff are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 with the approved vaccines.

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. 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: N21-622

Location: Nelson Hospital

Closing Date: Open until filled