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Consultant Paediatrician - Southland

Consultant Paediatrician
Southland Hospital, Invercargill
Permanent, Full Time (1.0 FTE)
Salary : ASMS MECA 2022 (NZD 170,369 - 250,560)

  • Join us as we change the future of healthcare in Health New Zealand – Southern
  • Patient focused care & make a difference in the community!


We are currently expanding our team  and whether you’re a new Consultant or someone with many years of Specialty Paediatrics under your belt, you will find this role, team and department the perfect place to feel valued. You will be joining a dedicated team of four other General Paediatricians with sub-speciality interests with whom you will  share a 1:5 on call roster.  Our team is ably supported by Senior House Officers, Registrars and an experienced, stable nursing staff.


Mō te tūranga | About the role

It’s really important to us that you’re a Specialist who believes that the patient is at the centre of all that you do, actively including family/whanau as a standard part of your practice. Your communication skills, with patients and your colleagues will be excellent, and your ability to contribute within a positive team environment will be essential. In this role you’ll be exposed to a wide and varied pathology and supported by strong links with tertiary providers throughout New Zealand.  You will provide comprehensive general paediatric inpatient and outpatient care and support a level two Neonatal service with up to 1,600 deliveries per annum.  Our team also provides outreach/rural outpatient clinics in Gore and Queenstown (one of New Zealand’s major tourist destinations, which is a comfortable 2 hour drive from Invercargill).


We have a close working relationships with our colleagues at Dunedin Hospital and in particular with the team who work in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), the closest tertiary provider and referral centre.  The Paediatric Department is actively involved in teaching, and we are affiliated with the Dunedin School of Medicine, actively supporting 5th and 6th year medical students, and acting in Senior Lecturer roles with the School of Medicine.


The position offers an attractive remuneration package, relocation assistance and continuing medical education (CME) allowance. Southland Hospital is the base hospital for a wide geographical area, creating enormous scope for variety in the work of a talented professional like you.  Based in Invercargill, a small city, you’ll have the freedom to enjoy an excellent work/life balance and overall lifestyle. If you have a family, they’ll also enjoy the great community spirit, sporting opportunities and schooling available. 


Mōu ake | About you
As an outstanding team player, you'll have the energy to make a positive difference with both patients and colleagues alike. You must be FRACP qualified (or equivalent) and hold, or be eligible for, vocational registration with Medical Council of NZ. If you are an international candidate you can be considered for this role under the condition, you are eligible for vocational registration with the MCNZ. We would consider candidates who are close to completing their your specialist training and be eligible for vocational registration with Medical Council of New Zealand


Painga | Benefits

  • Full Support for Work Visa and NZ Medical Council Registration
  • Work life balance 
  • Amazing wildlife at your doorstep & Local beaches with world famous surfing
  • Average commute time of 10-15mins


Utu whānui |Salary range
This role belongs to the ASMS Collective Agreement and falls between the Step 1 ($170,369) and Step 15 ($250,560 per annum pro rata) – dependant on prior experience


Rā mōnehu |Closing Date:  Friday 23 December 2022
Due to the fast-paced nature of what we do, our vacancy close dates may be subject to change. Don’t delay, make sure you apply as soon as possible.


Tono ināianei | Apply now
We only accept online applications. Please apply via our website:

For a job description or further information, please contact, Agatha Chen, Recruitment Advisor – Senior Medical Officers with your CV. Phone: +64 3 470 9604 or email:

If you currently work for Te Whatu Ora- Health New Zealand - Southern , please apply for this role via our internal careers site, found here:  Pulse > Applications > Corporate > SuccessFactors


Pre-Employment checks
In the interests of protecting our people and our patients, all appointments will be subject to:

  • Occupational Health Assessment
  • Police Vetting / Ministry of Justice safety checks
  • Serious misconduct checks (previous Public Service departments and statutory Crown entities only)
  • New employees of Te Whatu Ora Southern will need to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, which includes two doses and a booster dose of an approved vaccine. If you are unable to receive a COVID-19 vaccine or booster for any reason, please indicate this in your cover letter so we can discuss this with you further and establish if you meet any criteria for an exemption.

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