Consultant Cardiologist – Nelson, NZ

  • 0.8FTE to full-time position from early 2021 based in Nelson, New Zealand
  • Busy and supportive work environment, with lots of interesting and varied procedures
  • We have a great team of specialists locally with excellent tertiary relationships

Ngā mōhiohio e pā hānga ki tēnei mahi (About this position)

Nelson Marlborough Health (NMH) is looking for expressions of interest for a permanent 0.8FTE to full-time cardiologist to join our dynamic team early in 2021. Nelson has a full interventional service providing PCI and pacemaker and implantable defibrillator insertion, and a progressive non interventional service including advanced echocardiography, heart failure, GUCH, cardiac MRI and CTCA.

Core skills sought are pacemaker and, if possible, defibrillator implantation. Additional interest in the other non-invasive and invasive specialist areas of cardiology, in line with the service described above, are welcome and will be fostered.

Although this position is based in Nelson you will provide a district-wide service across both Nelson and Wairau hospital sites. Applicants are expected to be involved in a 1:5 general cardiology on call rota. Interventional cardiologists will be expected to partake in an interventional roster, 1:3 that will be overlaid.

We are a busy, supportive and professional team. The service provides the highest standard of care for our patients, while maintaining an excellent work-life balance.

Ko wai he kaitono tōtika? (Who is an appropriate applicant?)

We are looking for a specialist who is ready to bring their skills and experience to a smaller provincial hospital and enjoy the lifestyle that this affords.

You will have vocational registration with the New Zealand Medical Council and Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (FRACP), or be eligible for the same.

Ā mātou rōpū (About our team)

Nelson Marlborough Health is the main health provider for the top of the south. Nearly 3,000 strong, we are Nelson and Marlborough’s largest employer, which means the opportunities here are endless. 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.

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Nga huanga o tēnei mahi (The benefits of this position)

Based in Nelson, serving the Top of the South Island, outdoor pursuits from skiing to scuba diving and everything in between are catered for and the region is well known for its world class wineries, arts and crafts and relaxed lifestyle. Nelson has nationally recognised secondary schools and is very family friendly.

For more information on the Nelson/ Tasman region visit

Salary for this position will be as per the current senior medical and dental officer collective agreement dependent on skills, experience and gaining full vocational registration in NZ.

Me pehea ahau e tono ai? (How do I apply?)

For role specific information please contact Rosey Wilson, Service Manager Medical Services at or Nick Fisher, Cardiologist at

For general enquiries please contact our recruitment team on or +64 3 546 1274.

Keen to apply now, it’s easy. Please complete our online application form,


Closing date: open until filled.