Maternal Fetal Medicine Sub Specialist SMO

Kia hiwa ra! Kia hiwa!

Mō mātou | About us

“Ko ngā tāngata, te mātua mahi - Putting people at the heart of all we do”

Te Whatu Ora, Health New Zealand, leads the day-to-day running of our health system across New Zealand, with functions delivered at local, district, regional and national levels. It weaves the functions of the 20 former District Health Boards into its regional divisions and district offices, ensuring continuity of services in the health system.

Here in Waitaha, Canterbury we deliver health services to the almost 600,000 people that live in the Canterbury region. We are committed to Te Tiriti o Waitangi and its principles by ensuring our partnership with Māori are at the forefront of all our conversations.

Mō te tūnga | About the role

We are seeking a permanent, fulltime Maternal Fetal Medicine Sub Specialist to join us in the Women's and Children's Health Department.

You will be part of a multidisciplinary team, including obstetricians and obstetric medicine, specialist midwifery, radiology and sonography, neonatology, genetics, paediatric pathology, paediatric cardiology, surgery, and neurology.

Starting as soon as possible. Clinical duties are full time (40 hours per week).  You will also be required to take part in the obstetrics and gynaecology on call roster.


Personal Specification

Education & Qualifications - Professional


  • Possession of the Certification in Maternal Fetal Medicine (CMFM) or equivalent.



  • Be a subspecialist in MFM with  high level skills in Fetal medicine, ultrasound, counselling, and procedures
  • Experience in contributing to maternal medicine services working alongside obstetric physicians
  • Proven clinical Obstetrics experience.


  • Acute gynaecology experience including management of cervical insufficiency including cerclage, and management of miscarriage
  • Research and guideline development experience

Ngā hua | Benefits

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.

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.

Tono ināianei | Apply now

Apply online, or to find out more information, please contact Amy Walker – Recruitment Specialist.

Please note that applications made via an agency will not be considered.

The Future of the Health Industry

The role that you are applying for is one that may only be performed by a person who has been vaccinated against Covid-19. It is therefore a condition of this application that you are vaccinated against Covid-19. This vaccination requirement includes gaining Booster Doses required to perform you role under the Health Order. As a person working in the health and disability sector you will come into contact with a large number of people, some of whom may be vulnerable.  Without a vaccine, there is the risk that you may contract Covid-19.  The requirement to be vaccinated is to keep you safe and also to endeavour to protect others against the potential transmission of Covid-19 as a result of you contracting it in the course of your employment.

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Permanent/Full Time

Job no: PC2018787

Location: Christchurch

Closing Date: Thursday, 29 June 2023