Neonatal 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

It is a busy, acute service in a University teaching hospital providing secondary/tertiary care to new-born babies born prematurely or with surgical, congenital and medical complications following birth. We have strengths in POCUS, Nutritional, developmental outcomes and support collaborative and individual research.  We staff a neonatal transport team within the service and primarily retrieve babies from within Canterbury and the West Coast regions but are also the South Island centre for surgical cases.

The Role

The Canterbury District Health Board’s Neonatal Service at Christchurch Women’s Hospital is looking for a part time (0.8FTE), permanent Neonatal Paediatrician to join our team.

In this role you will provide a comprehensive neonatal consultant service to all new-borns under the care of neonatologists at Christchurch Women's Hospital. You will also participate in emergency retrieval of new-borns if necessary and support the Neonatal transport team consisting of Nurses and Registrars. You will have a neonatal / developmental follow-up clinic, with scope to develop a special interest.

We are a 44 bedded unit, comprised of 12 intensive care and 32 special care cots.

To be considered for this role you will need to be eligible to gain Vocational Registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand and be a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of Physicians. 

Applications made via an agency will not be considered.

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 Partner.


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

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Permanent/Part Time

Job no: 240975

Location: Christchurch

Closing Date: Friday, 15 October 2021