Rural Hospital Medical Specialist | 12 Month Fixed Term

Kia hiwa ra! Kia hiwa!

Mō mātou | About us

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.

Mō te tūnga | The Role

Only 60 minutes and an easy commute from Christchurch, Ashburton Hospital services the Mid-Canterbury Region, which is home to just over 34,000 people, from the Rakaia River to the Rangitata River.  You will be part of a team of Rural Hospital Medical Specialists based at Ashburton Hospital.  In this role, you will be liaising with Christchurch, Burwood and Timaru Hospitals and providing support to general practice teams within the Ashburton District.

You don't have to be based in Ashburton, but if you choose to, Ashburton is a great base for exploring Canterbury with Mt Hutt ski field on 30 minutes away and the foothills for amazing hiking and biking.  Lake Hood provides the perfect venue for boating, kayaking and paddle boarding.

Ngā pūkenga me ngā wheako | Skills & Experience

We are seeking a Rural Hospital Medical Specialist or someone who has comparable experience to join us in Ashburton on a 12 month Fixed Term (Full Time role).  In this role, you will be overseeing the Acute Assessment Unit and managing your Teams’ patients on the Wards.  Support of our RMOs is integral to this role.  You will be involved in our RMO training curriculum using our state-of-the-art Simulation Suite, leading training sessions and supervising.

You will need to be eligible to gain registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand, to find out more please follow this link

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 Te Whatu Ora, Health New Zealand, our people enjoy access to flexible working arrangements and a genuine and ongoing focus on career development.

Te Whatu Ora, Health New Zealand believes that diversity and inclusion is key to ensure we deliver the best care for our diverse population. As an organisation we are 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.


For any clinical related questions, please contact Dr John Lyons- Clinical Director


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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Fixed Term/Contract/Full Time

Job no: 2420706

Location: Ashburton

Closing Date: Apply Now!