Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist

Taranaki District Health Board
New Zealand
Aug 20, 2019
Aug 19, 2020
Full Time
Position Type

Taranaki Base Hospital, New Plymouth, NEW ZEALAND

Permanent, 1.0 FTE

  • Great collegiality
  • Small committed team
  • Flexible hours for work / life balance

If you want to be part of a small, supported and happy team of 4 Consultants and a Medical Officer that works well together, then you have to consider Taranaki as your next place to live and work. This position will suit a newly qualified or experienced Consultant and we will consider part time or full time requests.

The Consultant’s main duties will include:

  • Theatre sessions
  • Outpatients gynaecology session
  • Ward rounds
  • Labour ward rounds that include teaching tutorials, audit activity and supervision
  • Antenatal clinics
  • Colposcopy
  • Participation on the on-call roster

The Consultants work a 1:5 on-call roster and are supported by a second Medical Officer, 3 Registrar’s and 4 House Officer’s.  You will have responsibility for some in-patient and community clinics and provided the opportunity for teaching and supervising junior medical staff.

Taranaki Base Hospital is a regional centre serving a population of 118,000, has 230 beds and is located in New Plymouth, the major city of the beautiful Taranaki Province. The maternity arm of our hospital comprises five birthing rooms, a pregnancy loss room, a birthing pool room and seven antenatal inpatient rooms, as well as 11 single bedded post-natal rooms. Supporting services include a level 2.5 NNU with 8 cots, a paediatric ward, ICU/CCU, operating theatres and medical/surgical and older people’s health in our new modern wards and Theatres.

The department is accredited for O&G training by the R.A.N.Z.C.O.G. and hosts College appointed Registrars throughout the year.

Taranaki is one of those magical places in the world where people come for a visit, and find they never want to leave. And you will too. The wonderful natural environment with a majestic mountain at its heart, the rugged coastline world-renowned for its surf, great career opportunities, our love of art and culture, thriving cafés, and outdoor living mean it’s a fantastic place to work, live and play.  Click on this link for information on living and working in Taranaki:

Click here to read the position description.

Click here to read the service profile.

To find out about this opportunity contact the Head of Department,  by email or by phone
0064 6 753 6139.  

Closing date for applications will be 6th November 2019 however we may make an offer of employment prior to this date, at which time we will close the vacancy.  

Click here to apply.


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