Position: Consultant Cardiologist (Permanent)
Te Whatu Ora- Health New Zealand, Nelson Marlborough seeks experienced Cardiologists to join the Cardiology team from January 2024

  • 2x Permanent, part-time 0.7FTE (2x 56 hours a fortnight)
  • Be part of a supportive multidisciplinary team
  • On-call 1:5
  • Nelson Hospital, Nelson, New Zealand

Ā mātou rōpū (About our team)
The Nelson Marlborough region, located at the summit of the South Island in Aotearoa, New Zealand, is spectacular. It is a great place to live for both work and leisure. Nelson offers all the luxuries and attractions one would desire. It is well connected to the rest of New Zealand and the world via its centrally located and well served domestic airport terminal.

The schools are excellent. 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. Visit the pages to uncover more about how to strike a better work-life balance being in Nelson https://www.nelsontasman.nz/ and https://www.newzealand.com/nz/nelson-tasman/

Te Whatu Ora, Nelson Marlborough has approximately 3000 employees, providing health services in the Nelson, Tasman, and Marlborough regions, serving almost 150,000 people. Facilities at Nelson Marlborough include four hospitals (Nelson, Wairau, Alexander, and Murchison Hospitals), a district wide public health service, and four community health Centre’s located in Richmond, Marlborough, Motueka, and Golden Bay. Our vision is for all people to live well, get well, and stay well, and our mission is to work with the people of our community to promote, encourage, and enable their health, well-being, and independence. Respect, innovation, teamwork, and integrity represent our fundamental values.

Te Whatu Ora, Nelson Marlborough 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)


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.
  • Work with others to promote a cohesive team culture of collaborative practice, openness, humour, and respect across disciplines.
  • Demonstrate commitment to continuing medical education and professional development.

Collegiality and collaboration across all disciplines are keys to provide successful services to our patients and community. Should this be the type of environment in which you will thrive, we would like 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).

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.

Whilst it is no longer mandatory, for the health and safety of staff and patients, employees in this role are expected to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 (primary course plus booster).
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.