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Consultant Obstetrician & Gynecologist - Great relaxed lifestyle opportunity - New Zealand

Consultant - Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Ref: 4712 Date Posted: Wednesday 03 Jan 2018
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We are seeking a Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist to become part of an enthusiastic, hardworking team of health workers providing a modern and innovative approach to healthcare at the District Health Board.

  • Due to the supervision requirements to work as a specialist, this position requires you to be eligible to register via Locum Tenens with Medical Council of New Zealand, meaning you should hold FRANZCOG (or equivalent, e.g. FRCOG with CCT).
  • Competitive salary, reasonably priced housing and a variety of inexpensive leisure activities make living in this part of New Zealand a positive choice

The Role

This position is located at Wairarapa Hospital, where gynaecology and secondary level obstetric services are provided. There is an average of 600 births per annum. Tertiary hospital services, including delivery of premature labours below 34 weeks is provided by Wellington hospital. Whilst the Gynaecology service is general in nature there may be the opportunity to develop special areas of interest. There is the opportunity to develop a private practice.

This is a full time or part time position, with a 1:3 on call cover. Innovative rostering options can be developed to suit individual preferences whilst maintaining the requisite level of cover.

The Hospital

Wairarapa Hospital is based in Masterton, and is within two hours from both Hutt Hospital and Wellington Hospital. There is good connectivity between Wairarapa and the Wellington region with rail and ferry transport as well as the airport.

Wairarapa District Health Board provides secondary services for a population of approximately 40,000, providing 24-hour acute and elective care in general and orthopaedic surgery, medicine, obstetrics and gynaecology, ophthalmology, psychiatry, and paediatrics. The hospital operates both Public & Private theatre sessions covering General Surgery, Anaesthetics, Orthopaedics, Urology, Endoscopy, Gynaecology, and Obstetrics, as well as Ophthalmic and ENT.


With real charm and exceptional natural beauty, Wairarapa promises a diverse experience for those who appreciate great wine, gourmet food, astonishing wildlife and the great outdoors. It’s a perfect destination, offering a relaxing lifestyle amongst some incredible country and coastal scenery yet only an hour and half's drive from New Zealand’s capital city, Wellington.

The region boasts great lifestyle opportunities, sound educational facilities, and excellent outdoor recreation and events. Contained within the region are world-renowned vineyards, spectacular mountain and forest attractions, wild and remote coastal areas as well as beautiful unspoiled beaches, and burgeoning local industries. Over summer, there is a series of cultural and sporting events which bring tourists and participants from all over New Zealand and beyond. The Genesis Recreation Centre in the region contains indoor and outdoor pools, a hydro slide and an indoor stadium.

Next Steps

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Read our Guide to Living and Working in New Zealand to learn more about the lifestyle

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