Consultant General Surgeon - Upper Gastro Intestinal (UGI)

We are looking for a Consultant General Surgeon - Upper Gastro Intestinal (UGI) to join our Te Whatu Ora – Health New Zealand, Capital, Coast, Hutt Valley – Wellington Team.  

We are looking for an experienced in General Surgeon with subspecialty expertise in UGI. They will contribute to the general surgery service, trauma and general acutes and will also support an existing team of experienced surgeons to grow and develop provision of UGI services for our patients. Skills in both open and laparoscopic surgery are essential.

Capital & Coast provides UGI tertiary and acute services to both Wellington and central regional patients. Support is provided to general surgeons within the region. The unit currently has two surgeons (one HPB and one UGI), one CNS role, a Fellow and an RMO team. We manage patients with benign and malignant disease. Our work is driven by faster cancer treatment timeframes. The teams manage work in the operating theatre, endoscopy and clinic settings.  Support to the training of junior medical staff is integral to the roles.

Click the apply now button for further information or send your application directly to us. 

Or email Sandra for further information. 

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

Orthopaedic Consultant
Permanent (0.8 FTE negotiable to 1.0 FTE)          

Join us as we change the future of healthcare in Southern NZ (Permanent 1.0 FTE negotiable)
Close knit, supportive team
We are looking for an Orthopaedic Consultant with experience in Upper Limb, General Orthopaedics and trauma who is willing to influence, lead change within the department and bring their passion and commitment for acute, elective and outpatients care to the fore. 

Our team of six surgeons enjoy an enormous scope in the variety of work available to our talented professionals.   Every Wednesday morning there is dedicated time given to a Registrar teaching session, Journal Club, formal handover of Call, and radiology review of discussion cases as well as Elective and Acute Trauma work. 

 As a teaching facility for the University of Otago, the position also benefits from involvement with medical and nursing student training, participation in research and many more opportunities! You will need to be a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons or an equivalent qualification (RCS, RCCS, ABOS), and eligible to be awarded specialist vocational registration with the New Zealand Medical Council.  If you are close to completing your fellowship, we would love to hear from you as well.

Apply here.

Closing date: 3 March

ENT Surgeon - Permanent 0.7FTE

District wide cover, Nelson-Marlborough
Permanent, part-time 0.7FTE (56 hours a fortnight)       
On-call when the service needs require

The successful candidate will:
Deliver quality services to improve health of the population in Nelson-Marlborough District.
Participate in the ENT roster 1:5 on-call.
Provide care and treatment for ORL patients with a wide range of ORL conditions

The ideal applicant will:
Have experience in otolaryngologist general specialist role and skin lesion removal.
Hold Fellowship of the Royal Australian New Zealand College (Otolaryngology) or equivalent.
Be eligible for an APC with a vocational scope of Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery with MCNZ.
Salary and work-related expenses based on Meca | ASMS
Allowance including competitive relocation package, accommodation and car expenses, and employer Superannuation contribution.

Te Whatu Ora, Nelson Marlborough is the main health provider for the Nelson- Tasman-Marlborough region. We value integrity, innovation, respect, and teamwork.

To apply
Please refer to our careers site for full details or contact 

For role specific information please contact,
-Gillian Champion, Surgical Services Manager,, or
-Nicola Hill, Head of Department- Surgical Services,

To apply please follow the link to complete our online application form, Applications via email will not be considered.

General Surgeon with endoscopy capability - Fixed-term

Te Whatu Ora - Health New Zealand, Nelson Marlborough seeks an experienced General Surgeon with endoscopy capability to join the Surgery team from September 2023 for six months sabbatical cover.

Fixed-term, part-time 0.9FTE (72 hours a fortnight)   
1:6 On-call
Nelson hospital, Nelson, New Zealand

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

The successful candidate will:
deliver quality services to improve health of the population in Nelson region
participate in the General Surgery roster with on-call 1:6
be part of the busy contemporary General Surgery services and provide colonoscopy care, supported by a multidisciplinary team including 6 General Surgeons in Nelson, specialty nurses, and technicians
supervise and participate in teaching of junior medical workforce
enjoy working and living in one of New Zealand's most sought-after regions.
Ko wai he kaitono tōtika? (Who is an appropriate applicant?)

The ideal applicant will:
bring their medical expertise and experience to improve health in Nelson region
have experience in Endoscopy
have the ability to work independently as a specialist in a provincial district
hold Fellowship of the Royal Australian New Zealand College of General Surgery or equivalent
be eligible for an Annual Practising Certificate with a vocational scope of General Surgery with the Medical Council of New Zealand
work with others to promote a cohesive team culture of collaborative practice, openness, humour, and respect across disciplines.

Collegiality and collaboration across all disciplines are key to our delivery of a successful service to our patients and our community. If this sounds like the sort of environment that you will thrive in, then we want to hear from you!

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, you will:
receive an 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).
This is an incredible region of Aotearoa - New Zealand with a lovely climate boasting someof the highest annual sunshine hours year after year and is a wonderful place to work and enjoy life. The schools are excellent, and Nelson is well connected to the rest of New Zealand and the world via its centrally located and well served domestic airport terminal.
There are three national parks nearby providing ample opportunities for quality family-time and appreciation of nature's wonders. The region is renowned for its breath-taking natural landscapes, with stunning geography capturing everything from unbelievably long golden beaches to rugged mountains and untouched forests.
These magnificent features offer endless opportunities for mountain biking,walking/hiking, water sports and skiing. The region is also well known for itscafé culture, wineries, art, crafts, and relaxed lifestyle. To explore all these ingredients for a better work/life balance, please visit and

Ā mātou rōpū (About our team)
Te Whatu Ora, Nelson Marlborough is the main health provider for the region serving a population of approximately 150,000. Nearly 3,000 strong, we are the largest employer in the region. Our main locations are Nelson and Wairau Hospitals but we are spread across the region and service all parts of the community. Our work can be challenging, but we are up for it. We have a great team, and we work hard to make a difference. We value integrity, innovation, respect, and teamwork.

Me pēhea ahau e tono ai? (How do I apply?)
For general application enquiries please contact our recruitment team on or +64 3 546 1274.

For role specific information please contact,
Gillian Champion, Surgical Services Manager,, or Steve Low, Clinical Director- Surgical Services,
To apply please follow the link to complete our online application form,
Applications via email will not be considered.

Please note: All Te Whatu Ora staff are required to have completed primary course of NZ approved Covid-19 vaccinations as you will have direct contact with patients and members of the public.

Applications close on Sunday, 5 February 2023.

Te Whatu Ora 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.