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About us

Te Whatu Ora, Health New Zealand, leads the day-to-day running of our health system across New Zealand, with functions delivered at local, district, regional and national levels. It weaves the functions of the 20 former District Health Boards into its regional divisions and district offices, ensuring continuity of services in the health system.

Here in Christchurch we deliver health services to the almost 600,000 people that live in the Canterbury region. 

About the role

We are seeking a permanent, fulltime Specialist with experience in Fetal Medicine and High Risk Obstetrics to join us in the Women's Health Department.

You will be part of a multidisciplinary team, including obstetricians and obstetric medicine, specialist midwifery, radiology and sonography, neonatology, genetics, paediatric pathology, paediatric cardiology, surgery, and neurology.

Starting as soon as possible. Clinical duties are full time (40 hours per week).  You will also be required to take part in the obstetrics and gynaecology on call roster.

Personal Specification:

Education & Qualifications - Professional


  • Possession of the Certification in Maternal Fetal Medicine (CMFM) or Diploma of Diagnostic Ultrasound (DDU) or equivalent experience



  • Be a specialist with skills in Fetal medicine, ultrasound, counselling, and procedures
  • Experience in contributing to maternal medicine services working alongside obstetric physicians
  • Proven clinical Obstetrics experience.


  • Acute gynaecology experience including management of cervical insufficiency including cerclage, and management of miscarriage
  • Research and guideline development experience

Living in Ōtautahi

Ōtautahi, Christchurch is a great place to be, live and bring up your family. It is easy to get around with just a short commute from work to home, no matter where you live in the city; you may ask about traffic in Christchurch? We will respond - what is traffic? We are surrounded by beautiful scenery with ample recreational pursuits on our doorstep. Christchurch Botanic Gardens is just on the edge of the hospital campus. If you are into skiing, surfing, snowboarding, mountain biking or anything outdoors; Christchurch is the place to be. But if a vibrant cultural scene is more your style, we have a wonderful rebuilt city with dining, theatre, music and a host of other entertainment on offer. Your family will love it here too, schooling and university facilities are excellent.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please apply online and attach an up to date copy of your CV for consideration. 

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

alasdairl@headmedical.com / 0131 357 1848

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