Position : Cardiologists 

Te Whatu Ora- Health New Zealand, Nelson Marlborough seeks experienced Cardiologists to join the Cardiology team from January 2024.

  • Two permanent, part-time 0.7 FTE (two x 56 hours a fortnight)
  • Be part of a supportive multidisciplinary team
  • On-call 1:5
  • Nelson Hospital, Nelson, New Zealand

Ngā mōhiohio e pā ana ki tēnei mahi (About this position)
The successful candidates will:

  • deliver quality services to improve health of the population in Nelson region
  • participate in the 1:5 general cardiology on-call roster
  • supervise and participate in teaching of junior medical workforce
  • enjoy work/life balance in one of New Zealand’s most sought-after regions.

Ko wai he kaitono tōtika? (Who is an appropriate applicant?)
The ideal applicants will:

  • bring their medical expertise to an acute secondary care hospital and contribute to critical care to the patients in the Nelson region
  • have sub specialist training recognised by cardiac society in either interventional cardiology, non-invasive imaging, or heart failure
  • have specialist accreditation in cardiology including device insertion, advanced non-invasive imaging (CT or Cardiac MRI), or percutaneous coronary intervention would be preferred
  • hold Fellowship of the Australian and New Zealand College of Physicians (FANZCP), or equivalent
  • be eligible for an Annual Practising Certificate and vocational registration of Cardiology with the Medical Council of New Zealand
  • fit into 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 Officer collective agreement dependent on skills, experience, and vocational registration in NZ. Meca – ASMS

In addition to your salary, you will:

  • receive a generous 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 some of 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 its café culture, wineries, art, crafts, and relaxed lifestyle. To explore all these ingredients for a better work/life balance, please visit https://www.nelsontasman.nz/ and https://www.newzealand.com/nz/nelson-tasman/

Ā mātou rōpū (About our team)
Te Whatu Ora – Health New Zealand, 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.

Nelson has a full interventional service providing PCI, pacemaker, and implantable defibrillator insertion, as well as a progressive non interventional service including advanced echocardiography, heart failure, GUCH, cardiac MRI, and CTCA.

Ētahi atu mōhiohio (More Information)


Me pēhea ahau e tono ai? (How do I apply?)
For general enquiries please contact our recruitment team on [email protected] or +64 3 539 5777.

For role specific information please contact:- Pat Davidsen – Service Manager, [email protected], or- Tammy Pegg – Cardiologist, [email protected]

To apply please follow the link to complete our online application form https://nmdhb.careercentre.net.nz. Applications via email will not be considered.


Applications close: Open until filled.
Te Whatu Ora – Health New Zealand, Nelson Marlborough 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.