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We are working with Capital & Coast District Health Board (CCDHB) to find an experienced Consultant/Specialist in Maternal Fetal Medicine - Obstetrics and Gynaecology situated in New Zealand’s capital city of Wellington.  You will be based in a state-of-the-art tertiary hospital, renowned for its teaching and research opportunities, whilst embracing the famous Kiwi lifestyle with your family in a vibrant and cosmopolitan city downunder.

CCDHB is located centrally in Wellington and has the equivalent of around 4,300 full time staff. They are the leading provider of a number of specialist services, including neurosurgery, oncology, neonatal intensive care, specialised mental health services and support a population of about 900,000 people.


The Opportunity:
•    Full-time permanent position
•    Work in a comparable health system and be involved in teaching and research
•    Be based in a modern tertiary centre and university teaching hospital

What’s on offer?
•    Total package circa NZ$190,000 - $300,000 pa (approx. £98,000 - £155,000 pa), depending on level of experience
•    Includes base salary range NZ$158,000 - $230,000 pa 
•    Includes NZ$16,000 Continuing Medical Education Allowance + 10 days leave to attend conferences annually
•    Plus Relocation Assistance 

The Role

As one of only two MFM departments in New Zealand, the Wellington MFM service is committed to providing high quality, state-of-the-art care to this complex subgroup of patients. A comprehensive diagnostic and interventional tertiary ultrasound service for Women’s Health Service is also provided within the MFM department. The MFM Specialist works with a team of qualified sonographers, other subspecialists and a Fellow.

The Women’s Health Service is a tertiary provider of Obstetric and Gynaecology services.  Services are provided over three sites; Wellington, Kenepuru and Paraparaumu. Obstetric services provide for approximately 3,600 births per annum, and include a maternal fetal medicine service and perinatal ultrasound department.     

We are seeking an experienced MFM specialist with sub specialty training in Maternal Fetal Medicine and Women’s Ultrasound Scanning. A CMFM or equivalent qualification is required. You will have Registration with NZ Medical Council, Vocational Registration in Obstetrics and Gynaecology and hold a current APC.

Consultants in New Zealand are well-remunerated and enjoy good working conditions and an excellent work life balance. Wellington is a great place to really appreciate the benefits of balancing work and family life.

The Location

Wellington (population 350,000) is the political and cultural centre of New Zealand, offering the luxury of living in a small city with big city advantages, with a magnificent harbour framed by hills. There’s a very vibrant and cosmopolitan vibe to the city, with a huge array of cultural events, galleries, cafes and restaurants. Housing is affordable and of a high quality with a range of lifestyle options whether you want to live in a city apartment, beach house, townhouse or country property and nearly every inhabitant lives within 3km of the coast.

Education facilities are of a very high standard, with both public and private schools with excellent Education review Office reports (EROs). In addition, with three globally ranked Universities with campus’ in Wellington, there are many options for your children whatever route they choose to take in life. Victoria University houses a wide range of faculties and schools, as does Massey University. And the University of Otago based next door to Wellington Hospital, teaches undergraduate Medicine. 

The international airport makes connections to the other parts of the world and elsewhere within New Zealand very easy. You can also catch the ferry from Wellington and drive down through the South Island, which is very popular with locals and tourists. Beyond the city and its beautiful harbour you have a wild and rugged coastline, mountains, ski fields, wineries and historical towns all within easy reach making this a perfect lifestyle destination.

More on Wellington

•    Compact city location – waterfront promenade, cafes & restaurants, Te Papa Museum, Weta Film Studios
•    Stunning wildlife and natural landscape – sandy beaches, the eco-sanctuary, Kapiti Island and native birds
•    Sea kayaking, harbour cruises, island hopping, bush walking, mountain biking, major sporting events. 

Contact Tina today to have a further confidential discussion or email tina@headmedical.com

For a discussion about this role or
other opportunities contact Tina today.

tina@headmedical.com / +44 (0)131 240 5258

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