Developmental Paediatrician

Our Purpose

The Canterbury District Health Board systematically plan, fund and deliver care to almost 600,000 people that live in the Canterbury region. The Canterbury Health System is a world leader in the delivery of integrated health care.  Our main focus is placing people (staff and patients alike) at the centre of everything we do.

The Team

Our Developmental Paediatric Medicine multidisciplinary team is based at Christchurch Hospital and works closely with allied health, early intervention and other community providers. The developmental paediatricians work alongside general paediatricians and a variety of subspecialists including paediatric neurology, in providing services to children with developmental difficulties.

Christchurch Hospital is a teaching hospital with students from the University of Otago, Christchurch; hence the Paediatric Department has an active teaching programme both at undergraduate and post graduate level.

The Role

Child Health at Christchurch Hospital is looking for a part-time fixed-term Developmental Paediatrician to join a dedicated team of Paediatricians committed to providing an excellent service to the 110,000 children and young people within the Canterbury and West Coast regions.

You will be required to provide high quality, evidence based and holistic Developmental and General Paediatric specialist medical care to patients of the Child Health Service.

This role is full time, fixed term for up to 18 months starting early 2020 and ending in August 2022. 

To be considered for this role you will need to be eligible to gain registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand.

Our Culture: What matters to us

Ko ngā tāngata, te mātua mahi

Putting people at the heart of all we do 

Health is ultimately all about people. What’s important around here is the way we care for and respect others, the responsibility taken for delivering outcomes, and going about our work with integrity. 

Belonging Here

Being part of the Canterbury District Health Board, our people enjoy access to, flexible working arrangements and a genuine and ongoing focus on career development.

We hope you’ll seriously consider joining us, but if this role isn’t a good fit for you, please share this opportunity with people in your personal networks.

The Canterbury DHB believes that diversity and inclusion is key to ensure we deliver the best care for our diverse population. The Canterbury DHB is an inclusive and equal opportunity employer that welcomes and respects everyone.  

Apply online, or to find out more information, please contact Tracey Sutherland – Recruitment Specialist.


Your application will be reviewed and progressed as soon as possible.

Fixed Term/Contract/Part Time

Job no: 237445

Location: Christchurch

Closing Date: Wednesday, 30 September 2020