O&G Consultant

  • Whanganui District Health Board
  • Whanganui, New Zealand
Specialist Position

Job Description

Whanganui District Health Board (WDHB) is seeking applications from a suitably qualified and competent O&G Consultant.


About the role:

  • The role is for a permanent, full time position.
  • You would be part of a team of four obstetrician & gynaecologist consultants based at the Whanganui hospital which serves a population of 63,000.
  • The birth rate for Whanganui is around 800 births per year with a caesarean rate of less than 20 percent.
  • We offer a full range of gynaecology services to the community, including colposcopy.
  • The consultant team provides 24 hour on-call cover, the cover is shared equally between all consultants (part-time or full-time).
  • Participation in the on-call roster is a requirement of the role.
  • Applicants should have or be eligible for vocational registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand.
  • Job share arrangements will be considered.


About the organisation:

  • Wanganui Hospital is located on the West coast of New Zealand's North Island with a wide range of services including emergency medicine, general medicine, general surgery, orthopaedics, O&G, ENT, ophthalmology, dentistry and psychiatry.
  • We provide a six-bed critical care unit with tertiary support from Wellington Hospital.
  • Tertiary services such as cardio-thoracics, neurosurgery, paediatric surgery and cardiology are provided for our patients in Wellington.


About Whanganui:

On 24 October 2019, Whanganui was crowned the Most Beautiful City at the Beautiful Awards, an annual competition that recognises the environmental excellence of individuals, groups, businesses and schools. Towards the end of 2019, our district council was awarded the "best digital transformation" award. In a first for New Zealand, on 27 January 2020, Whanganui was accepted into the League of Historical Cities - an international affiliation of cities developed to recognise the value that historical urban areas bring to local and international communities.

Your move to Whanganui will allow you to experience a vast range of sights and entertainment in our region. It offers easily accessible mountains for skiing or hiking, lakes for fishing and boating, as well as beaches for surfing and quiet walks. The year-round temperate climate allows you to make the most of this healthy family-focused lifestyle. Whanganui also boasts an exciting arts community and facilities, a mix of local and travelling music talent, educational and sporting opportunities for all ages, historical buildings and culture. Living in Whanganui, you will be two-and-half hours' drive away from our capital city, Wellington or a 1-hour scenic flight to Auckland.

This excellent work / lifestyle balance for you and your family is further supported by a high quality of education at primary and secondary level, offered through both public and private schools.


How to apply:

All applicants must apply using the link below.

Link: https://www.kiwihealthjobs.com/s/whanganui-dhb/clinical

Please refer any queries to Tammy Annabell at [email protected].


Vacancy number: SMO-OG-0620

Closing Date: 31 August 2020, or when a suitable candidate is found

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