Emergency Medicine Specialist - Fixed-term

  • Nelson Marlborough Health
  • Wairau Hospital Hospital Road, Witherlea, Blenheim, New Zealand
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Job Description

Are you an Emergency Medicine Specialist or Rural Hospital Specialist with an interest in Emergency Medicine looking to work in one of New Zealand's most sought-after regions? We invite you to come and work at Wairau Hospital in Blenheim, Te Whatu Ora - Health New Zealand for 12 months

  • FTE negotiable - preferred 0.8FTE (64 hours a fortnight)
  • Be a part of a dynamic Emergency Medicine team
  • Rostered and rotating through Monday to Sunday

Ngā mōhiohio e pā ana ki ēnei mahi (About these positions)

The successful candidate will do the following:

  • Join a supportive multidisciplinary team including 5 FACEMs, 2 FDRHMNZs, a Nurse Practitioner, 6 RMOs, and an excellent Nursing team
  • Supervise and participate in teaching of junior medical workforce
  • Perform and supervise a large spectrum of Emergency department procedures

Ko wai he kaitono tōtika? (Who is an appropriate applicant?)

The ideal applicant will have/be the following:

  • Have ED experience and knowledge of the unique demands in a provincial hospital.
  • Hold FACEM, FDRHMNZ, or equivalent
  • Be eligible for an Annual Practising Certificate and vocational scope of Emergency Medicine with the Medical Council of New Zealand
  • Enjoy working together to improve cohesive care for our small community

Ngā huanga o tēnei mahi (The benefits of this position)

The salary for this position is based on the current Senior Medical and Dental Officer collective agreement dependent on skills, experience, and vocational registration in NZ. Meca | ASMS

In addition to your salary and on-call allowance, you will receive the following:

  • Receive a generous annual allowance cover your continued medical education expenses (including associated travel and accommodation costs) as well as paid time off to attend events including international conferences
  • Have access to an employer matched Superannuation contribution of up to 6% of annual earnings
  • Be reimbursed competitive relocation, accommodation and car rental expenses (conditions apply)

Ā mātou rōpū (About our team)

Situated at the top of the South Island, Blenheim is well known for its temperate climate, award winning wineries, stunning scenery and outdoor pursuits - golden beaches, watersports, surfing, and skiing are some of what is available on your doorstep. The Marlborough region offers exceptional lifestyle opportunities which support work/life balance. Blenheim is a family-friendly city with nationally recognised schools, sporting opportunities for everyone and a robust local arts scene. To explore all these ingredients for a better work/life balance, please visit https://marlboroughnz.com/live-work/

Wairau Hospital is a recent purpose facility with 65 beds including General Medicine, General Surgery, Orthopaedics, Paediatrics, and O&G services onsite. We have regular visits from sub-specialists out of Nelson and Christchurch hospitals.

Ētahi atu mōhiohio (More information)


Me pēhea ahau e tono ai? (How do I apply?)

For general enquiries please contact our recruitment team on [email protected] or +64 3 546 1274

For role specific information please contact:

- Andrew Morgan - ED Specialist, [email protected], or
- Rosey Wilson - Service Manager, [email protected], 03 546 1309.

To apply please follow the link to complete our online application form https://nmdhb.careercentre.net.nz. Applications via email will not be considered.

Please note: Te Whatu ora staff must have completed primary course of NZ approved COVID-19 vaccines as they have direct contact with patients and members of the public.


Applications are open until filled.

Te Whatu Ora, Nelson Marlborough strongly endorses Te Tiriti o Waitangi.

We believe that to achieve equity in health outcomes for Māori we need a workforce reflective of the population it serves. We strongly encourage applications from candidates who identify as Māori and we recruit for cultural competence.

He waka eke noa. We are all in this together.

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