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Paediatric Consultant

Work and live in a breathtaking area, close to snow-capped mountains and the coastline in a family orientated town; it doesn't get much better than this

  • Work with a close knit team in friendly and patient-centered environment
  • A high performing hospital with excellent infrastructure
  • Benefit from the excellent schooling and affordable housing options
The Position
An opportunity exists to join two other skilled and motivated Paediatricians in a hospital that places children’s health at the forefront. You will enjoy a semi-autonomous role where you will be supported by a junior doctor and a visiting trainee intern, you will be given the tools to develop a greater community focused element to the role, working closely with the Child Development Team and developing close relationships with community providers.

The department has excellent infrastructure to aid the provision of high quality healthcare; neonatal care is provided in a Level 1 unit and there is outstanding tertiary support for the majority of paediatric sub-specialties within 3 hours drive.

The Hospital
The hospital comprises 133 beds and is considered to be a small provincial hospital which provides a range of inpatient, outpatient and community secondary services to around 55,000 people. Main service components include Surgical, Medicalm Paediatric, Aged Care, Maternal, Mental Health and District Nursing. The hospital is due to go through a redevelopment which includes a new outpatient area, Emergency Department, cafeteria and front foyer.
The hospital experience a very low turnover of staff, this is testament to the family friendly, supportive environment that leads to so many doctors staying for long periods of time. Current staff also report that it is a good-sized hospital that lends itself as a lower key, easy going environment.

The Location
This major port city is 2 hours equal distance between the University towns of Christchurch and Dunedin. From this wonderful location, you are able to look East over Caroline Bay and the South Pacific to snow-capped mountains and follow them with the eye all the way to Mount Cook, New Zealand’s Highest Mountain. The cost of living in this city is very affordable and there are several nurseries, primary and secondary education schools to choose from. The city offers great cafes, a family friendly lifestyle, easy commuting and a quieter pace. The perfect place to enjoy tranquillity, city living and career progression.

Essential Criteria
To be successful in applying for this position you must be eligible for vocational registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand and hold specialist qualifications. Unless you are a native English speaker you must also meet the English language proficiency requirements.  If you are unsure if you meet the selection criteria please forward a copy of your most recent resume and I will assess your eligibility and will advise you of your options.

Don't miss this incredible opportunity to explore the beauty of New Zealand and all it has to offer, while based in a stunning city surrounded by natural beauty. Contact Tara Pickering today on +61 2 8353 9075 or alternatively, email

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