Obstetrician and Gynaecologist - Lower North Island

  • Location

    Palmerston North

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    Physician, Obstetrician and Gynaecologist

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  • Salary:

    $190,000 - 270,000

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  • Published:

    8 months ago

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Role: Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist

Scope of practice: General OB/GYN and obstetric ultrasound

Start: ASAP

Contract: Permanent / Full time

Role Details

This role is to replace a retiring physician in a dynamic and revamped obstetric and gynaecology department dedicated to optimal outcomes for women, babies and their families.

Suitable for an experienced or recently qualified specialist obstetrician and gynaecologist, your scope of practice will be general obstetrics and gynaecology with a focus on in obstetrics and obstetric ultrasound

The obstetric service provides a range of primary and secondary inpatient and outpatient care in the region including obstetric ultrasound and a multidisciplinary antenatal diabetic clinic.

The neonatal unit accepts babies from 28 weeks gestation. Primary Birthing units are located in Palmerston North, Levin and Dannevirke. There are around 2000 births a year within the DHB.

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

Outpatient clinics are also provided at Horowhenua Health Centre (Levin), Feilding and at Dannevirke by MidCentral Health consultants.

The successful candidate will take part in the on-call roster. There is 24/7 cover of both a registrar and a house officer and the unit is accredited for both core and advanced RANZCOG trainees.

The role is based in a 350 bed secondary hospital on the lower North Island, servicing a total catchment population of approximately 200,000 people, of which approximately 90,000 live in the city.

It serves a geographically large area that includes isolated rural townships in the Manawatu, Tararua, and Horowhenua regions, as well as the New Zealand Defence Force facilities Linton Military Camp and Ohakea Airforce Base.

The catchment area has a higher than average population of Māori and Pacific people, and we are committed to achieving equity in health care for them.

A major university city in the North island of New Zealand, Palmerston North is the home of Massey University and is at the hub of key routes to the central North Island ski fields, and river adventures. Wellington the capital city, is only a two hour journey by road, as are the wine growing regions of Hawke’s Bay and Wairarapa.

Situated in the lower half of the North Island of New Zealand, the local region offers visitors and residents a unique mix of lifestyle by combining rural charm with the convenience of sophisticated living with all modern services and luxuries expected of vibrant cities, including a shopping plaza, a Globe theatrical centre, the Regent and Centre Point theatres, and dozens of hotels/motels.

There are excellent primary, intermediate and secondary schooling, both public and private, mixed and single sex. Cost of living is reasonable, housing very affordable, and rural living with stunning views only minutes from town is very achievable



  • Eligibility for vocational registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand
  • FRACOG or equivalent board certification (American board OB/GYN, FRCSC, FRCOG/ CCT)
  • Excellent communication and time management skills

If you are interested in this position, please forward your CV for immediate consideration.

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