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Obstetric & Gynaecology Consultant - New Zealand

Consultant - Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Ref: 3495 Date Posted: Tuesday 02 May 2017
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New Year. New Lifestyle. New Zealand 2017

We are currently recruiting for an Obstetrician & Gynaecologist Consultant to join a 350-bed district general hospital in Palmerston North, (NZ’s 7th largest city) in the central North Island, on a permanent basis.

The Women’s Health Service is currently implementing a programme of service development and are looking for a specialist with a strong interest in contributing to this work. 

The obstetric service provides a range of primary and secondary inpatient, outpatient, day patient and community-based care in the MidCentral District. These services are provided from Palmerston North Hospital. Primary and limited secondary obstetric services are provided by MidCentral Health from Horowhenua Health Centre, while outpatient postnatal services operate from Feilding.

Gynaecology services, including colposcopy and fertility clinics, are provided at Palmerston North Hospital on an inpatient and outpatient basis for women throughout the MidCentral District. 

The Location

Palmerston North (population: urban 80,000, regional 168,000) has a genuine, easygoing vibe. It has all the facilities that you would expect of a city, yet is still compact and easy to navigate. 

There are plenty of cafes and restaurants, a local airport and a wealth of sporting activities and community festivals if you want to get involved. Living here is very affordable, with quality housing and a reputation for its excellent primary, secondary and tertiary education facilities, there is a lot to offer families of all ages. And the commute to work is circa 10-15 minutes from anywhere in the city.

If you prefer to live a semi-rural relaxed lifestyle, just a 15 minute drive away from Palmerston North is the town of Feilding, voted New Zealand’s most beautiful town 14 times, with its gorgeous gardens, Edwardian buildings and Farmers Markets at the weekend, it’s a great place for families with a real sense of community and hospitality.

Whether you decide to live in Palmerston North itself or Feilding, or any of the other little towns in the Manawatu region, the location in the middle of the North Island means you will be within easy driving distance of premier ski resorts at Turoa and Whakapapa to the north, the lush Hawke’s Bay wine region to the east, clean and quiet unspoilt beaches (Himatangi, Foxton, Otaki) along the West Coast, and of course, to the South is NZ’s capital city of Wellington (2 hour drive).

Find out more about Palmerston North and the Manawatu region here

Why NZ?

New Zealand is becoming more and more a location of choice for those who previously considered Australia as the most desirable location down under. Its rapid growth compared to other developed countries has recently been referred to as a “rock star economy” and

It was voted the best place in world to raise a family by the 2014 HSBC Expat Explorer Survey, with the report describing it as “an ideal destination to raise active, outdoorsy and healthy children.”

Consultant are well-remunerated and enjoy good working conditions and an excellent work life balance in New Zealand. There’s never been a better time to look more closely at what NZ has to offer:

  • No geographical restrictions – opportunities in major cities, towns, coastal, and rural locations
  • Great transport links, most locations fly to International Airports making flight connections to/from NZ easy
  • Excellent educational system, with private and public schools as well as a number of tertiary institutions
  • Strong real estate market and affordable housing to suit your style – apartment, townhouse, or lifestyle block
  • Incredible scenery and diverse wildlife – explore the great outdoors from beaches to mountains, see dolphins, whales and native birds
  • Living well and feeling healthy is embraced as a lifestyle for all the family 

We are Licenced New Zealand Immigration Advisors and provide support & advice

Next Steps

We have assisted many Consultants in making the move to New Zealand and we’d be delighted to discuss the options with you in strictest confidence. You can read what people have said about working with us on our testimonials page

We also offer a referral reward Click here for details

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

Learn more about the English Language requirements and if they are applicable to you

Check your eligibility for Medical Registration with Medical Council of New Zealand or ask us for advice

 

If this sounds like the perfect job you can apply using the blue button below. Or if you’d like to find out more about this job or have an informal chat, please get in touch with us:

Laura Sanders

Recruitment Consultant

Tel: 0131 240 5265 LinkedIn