Obstetrician and Gynaecologist New Zealand 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 days ago

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  • Scope of practice: general obstetrics and gynaecology, obstetric ultrasound
  • Immediately available, permanent full time role
  • Competitive remuneration package with pension benefits
  • Opportunities for clinical research


Role Details

A superb opportunity for a newly qualified or an experienced Obstetrician and Gynaecologist with a range of generalist skills and preferably, a special interest in obstetrics and obstetric ultrasound.

Based in a 350 bed general hospital, 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 at three regional centres. There are around 2000 births a year.

Gynaecology services, including colposcopy, urogynaecology, fertility and hysteroscopy clinics, are provided on an inpatient and outpatient basis for women throughout the region.

Outpatient clinics are also provided at regional clinics. 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.



  • To provide a high standard of clinical practice and clinical expertise and effective Obstetric and Gynaecological services to the community and region served by the Organisation.
  • To provide advice to Medical Lead, Clinical Programmes Lead, Operations Executive and Clinical Executive Women’s Health, on Obstetric and Gynaecological management matters and professional standards of practice. 
  • To provide supervision and instruction for Resident Medical Officers rostered to the Obstetric and Gynaecological service.


 Essential Requirements

  • Eligibility for vocational registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand
  • FRACOG or equivalent specialist qualification
  • Demonstrated clinical, management and teaching skills and the ability to work effectively within the multi-disciplinary team
  • Ultrasound skills in obstetrics
  • An interest in clinical research would be welcomed


Employee Benefits

  • You can expect to have access to a thorough continuing medical education programme
  • opportunities to participate in research projects, pursue subspecialist fields of interest and become involved with medical student and junior medical officer postgraduate education.
  • Salary of NZ$ 200,000 – 300,000 pa
  • Superannuation benefits
  • 6 weeks annual paid leave
  • Medical practice costs reimbursed
  • Relocation costs for international physicians



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


How to Apply

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

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