General Physician

  • Fixed-term position for 14 months, up to full-time (0.8-1.0 FTE) in Nelson, New Zealand
  • Be a part of a dynamic clinical community
  • Enjoy excellent relationships with junior staff

About the role

Nelson Marlborough Health (NMH) is seeking a General Physician to join the Department of Medicine; on a fixed-term basis for 14 months, up to full-time (0.8-1.0 FTE). This is a district-wide position, based at Nelson Hospital from June 2019, however there may be the requirement to provide services at Wairau Hospital on occasion.

The preferred subspecialty interest areas are endocrinology/diabetes, however all areas will be considered. The successful applicant will stand out in terms of their ability, personality and skills to complement and extend our existing medical team providing acute general inpatient medicine; on a rostered 1:9 basis, as well as outpatient services - largely in the area of their subspecialty.

Qualifications required upon taking up the position:

  • FRACP or equivalent
  • Registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand
  • Hold a current annual practising certificate

Find out more about us

What we offer

We offer a great place to work with job security and workplace wellness programmes. You will also be entitled to six weeks annual leave, paid indemnity insurance and provided a relocation package (if required). We offer 10 days leave and $16,000 towards your continued medical education (CME) (pro-rata).

Base salary for this position will be from $161,304 – $240,000 NZD (as per the current senior medical and dental officer collective agreement) dependent on skills, experience and having full vocational registration in NZ.


Situated at the top of the South Island of New Zealand, Nelson city has three national parks within a 90 minute drive and is surrounded by beaches, mountains, hidden valleys, raging rivers and golden sand beaches. It is known as having a spectacular natural environment and has one of the highest number of sunshine hours in New Zealand. For more information on the Nelson/Tasman region visit

How to apply

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

For application enquiries please email or call +64 3 546 1274. Alternatively, for further information about the role or an informal discussion please contact:

Dr Pamela Hale on, Dr Bruce King on or Rosey Wilson, Service Manager – Medicine, on


Applications close: Sunday 9th June 2019

Permanent/Full Time, Permanent/Part Time

Job no: N19-221

Location: Nelson Hospital

Closing Date: Sunday, 9 June 2019