Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecology

NeonLogic Agency
New Zealand
Sep 30, 2021
Sep 30, 2022
Full Time
Position Type

Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecology

Vacancy No


Taranaki Base Hospital, New Plymouth

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 6 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 Consultants main duties will include:

  • Theatre sessions
  • Outpatients gynaecology session
  • Ward rounds
  • Labour ward rounds that include teaching tutorials, audit activity and supervision
  • Secondary maternity/obstetric care including antenatal clinics
  • Colposcopy
  • Participation on the on-call roster
  • Clinical teaching of staff including clinical students

The Consultants work a 1:6 on-call roster and are supported by a second Medical Officer, 4 Registrar’s and 4 House Officer’s.  You will have responsibility for some in-patient and community clinics including outreach clinics  and provided the opportunity for teaching and supervising junior medical, midwifery, nursing and allied health  staff as well as students.

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. There is also a birthing unit in Hawera Hospital approximately 1 hour from the New Plymouth where there are up to 100 deliveries/year. Phase 2 of our new build due for completion in 2024 will include a completely new maternity unit with designated primary birthing 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. The service has well established links with tertiary centre’s for support

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: Home » Taranaki, New Zealand 

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To find out about this opportunity contact the Clinical Director – Child and Maternal Health, Dr John Doran, by email.   

Closing date for applications will be 29th October 2021

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