Obstertrician and Gynaecologist Consultant - New Zealand

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We are seeking a Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist for a new full-time post with a team of five full time and two part time Consultants in the north island of New Zealand. The role is based in a medium sized general hospital providing secondary medical services to a regional population of 164,000, one third of which are Maori.

The new maternity unit opened in 2016. There are 2000 births per annum in the region and 20% of these are conducted in the primary maternity units, with the hospital department managing 80% of regional births. The Obstetric and Gynaecology Department provides a full range of gynaecological and obstetric services with referral to Auckland for tertiary services. It is affiliated with the local medical school and provides education for medical students.

The successful applicant will be part of a 1 in 6 roster covering acute Obstetrics and Gynaecology, working alongside a team of five House Officers. The post will be based at the main regional hospital with visiting Antenatal and Gynaecology clinics at Regional Hospitals.  Some day surgery is also performed at the regional hospitals.

The post will provide the successful applicant with lots of hands-on experience in general Obstetrics and Gynaecology, as well as opportunities to develop areas of special interest. Applicants with laparoscopic and/or pelvic floor surgical experience would be very welcome as service development in this area is anticipated. 

The successful applicant will be living in a beautiful part of New Zealand with warm summers, mild winters and lots of opportunities for outdoor activities on land and at sea just two hours' drive from Auckland, with regular flights to and from Auckland Airport.

 Key Duties:

  • Provide competent, timely and thorough assessment of persons presenting or referred for assessment
  • Provide competent and effective obstetric and gynaecological treatment including acute 24 hour care and follow up management.
  • Meet current standards of professional practice recommended by the Medical Council of New Zealand the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RANZCOG)
  • Enrol in, and meet the professional development criteria of RANZCOG
  • Contribute to service quality assurance by participating in clinical audits, case reviews and incident review processes
  • Supervise a psychiatric registrar in training according to the supervision guidelines laid down by the RANZCOG.
  • Provide teaching to other staff in the course of clinical work and at formal teaching sessions.
  • Include the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi within all aspects of the role and its outcomes
  • Observe and promote safe work practices, rules and instructions relating to work, and be pro-active in hazard management


  • Qualifications: Fellowship of Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RANZCOG) - FRANZCOG or equivalent qualification (Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists International Specialist Assessment - Information)
  • License: Vocational Registration or Eligibility for Vocational Registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand
  • Language: fluent English (IELTS Academic Module 7.5 average for non native speakers)


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