Consultant Neonatologist

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Location: Wellington 

Contract: Permanent, Full time


We are looking for an enthusiastic neonatologist to join our Neonatal Intensive Care (NICU) service. The service is a state of the art facility with innovative models of care, which continues CCDHB’s reputation as a leading tertiary hospital in New Zealand. We provide friendly, professional, patient centred care to the central region of New Zealand with over 400 infant retrievals/returns (mostly flight) to the region annually and providing care to a birth population of 18,000 deliveries per year. Included in our team are a group of four paediatric surgeons and the newborn infants requiring their surgical expertise are an important group receiving care in our NICU. 

Working in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) service includes provision of neonatal intensive care to medical and surgical neonatal patients, being on the on call roster to provide after hours care, provision of transport and retrieval support for babies from regional hospitals in central New Zealand, outpatient clinics and staff education. As part of the wider Children’s Health Service neonatologists are part of the team providing support to the region’s children, including inpatient/outpatient, research and teaching support. These will be conducted as part of a shared roster with other colleagues. You would be expected to undertake a full share of the on-call roster with other members of the team. Other clinical duties include participation in team ward rounds & non-clinical duties including quality and safety activities, audit and clinical review meetings.


  • Provide medical care as part of a multidisciplinary team
  • On call roster
  • Antenatal consultations for parents whose infants are expected to require neonatal intensive care 
  • Attending and stabilizing patients at high risk deliveries with nursing and junior medical staff 
  • Providing advice to regional units and coordinating retrievals of infants requiring tertiary care when appropriate
  • Participate in multidisciplinary meetings required for care discussion, service development and quality improvement
  • Guideline and service development and improvement
  • Outpatient follow up of neonatal patients from the Wellington region
  • Education and supervision of junior medical staff including RACP trainees
  • Point of care ultrasound 
  • Other quality and safety activities, patient reports, audit work
  • Clinical research is encouraged


  • Vocationally registered as a Paediatrics with the Medical Council of New Zealand (MCNZ)
  • Fellowship of the RACP (FRACP) or equivalent and be able to register for specialist registration with the MCNZ
  • Experience working in tertiary neonatal intensive care
  • Skills in point of care cardiac and cerebral ultrasound would be an advantage
  • Skills and aptitude to supervise and educate junior and advanced medical FRACP trainees as well as participate in the undergraduate programmes
  • Assisting the facilitation of extensive education programmes (as a university teaching hospital)


Capital and Coast DHB (CCDHB) is located centrally in Wellington and has over 5,100 full-time equivalent staff, making us one of the major employers in the Wellington region. CCDHB operates two hospitals – Wellington Regional Hospital in Newtown and Kenepuru Hospital in Porirua – as well as the Kapiti Health Centre at Paraparaumu. 

Here at CCDHB we embrace diversity and welcome applications from people of all gender identities, ages, ethnicities, sexual orientations, disability and religions. A workforce that is diverse and inclusive means that we are better positioned to understand and serve our community.

CCDHB provides a range of specialist services including neurosurgery, oncology, neonatal intensive care and community-based services including district nursing, rehabilitation services, social work, alcohol and drug services, and home support services to a population of around 900,000 people.

Wellington is New Zealand’s capital city, a cultural and cosmopolitan epicentre renowned for its vibrant cafés, restaurants, international sporting and cultural events set in a beautiful natural harbour.  With easy access to vineyards in the Wairarapa and beaches on the Kapiti Coast, there’s plenty of opportunity for adventure or simply to relax and unwind.


Applications will not be accepted via email. All candidates applying for any of our current vacancies must complete an online CCDHB application form by clicking the 'Apply Now' button.

Please note we will be considering applications as they are submitted. Applications close on 27 May 2019.

Please ensure your uploaded CV and cover letter is in either Word or PDF format. For further information on this role, please email and please indicate the vacancy number (SMO29-19) and job title in the subject line.


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By joining together we will succeed


Permanent/Full Time

Job no: SMO29-19

Location: Wellington Hospital

Closing Date: 27 May 2019