Consultant General Medicine Physician/Mahi Rata Ahuwhānui Mātanga (Fixed term)

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Location:  Wellington

Contract: Fixed term. Part time 0.7 FTE (March 2020 to December 2020)


This is a fixed term appointment to cover for an extended period of leave. 

The successful candidate will be working in one of the nine General Medicine inpatient teams at Wellington Hospital, in the provision of acute inpatient care to adult patients. 

The physician will provide consultant services and leadership for the medical team to facilitate provision of appropriate high quality service to the patients that come under his/her care and commits to maintaining a collaborative and collegial professional environment.


The successful candidate will participate in the after-hours roster. As part of this roster when they are the designated on-call physician of the day Monday to Friday they will be based on site in MAPU between 1200 and 2000 hrs. Details of the roster are contained within the attached job description.  We welcome discussion about the details of the roster with interested candidates.

The position holder will participate in routine departmental activities of both services, including service meetings, and teaching. The SMO will educate and mentor Registrars and House Officers in accordance with requirements of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians and the Medical Council. The role holder will be expected to encourage innovation and quality in the development of services. To this end, the SMO will engage with other providers, consumers, and health organisations to improve the quality and responsiveness of services and should possess highly developed relationship and communication skills, a sound understanding of clinical governance and the ability to work within the multi-disciplinary model.


  • Vocationally registered in general medicine (internal medicine) with the Medical Council of New Zealand (MCNZ)
  • FRACP or equivalent qualification (e.g MRCP) and be able to register for vocational registration with the MCNZ
  • Extensive experience in relevant clinical settings


Capital and Coast DHB (CCDHB) is located centrally in Wellington and has the equivalent of around 4,300 full time staff, making us a major employer 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 is a pro-equity Health Organisation, with a particular focus on Māori and Pacific Peoples.

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. Applications close on 25 November 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 (SMO63-19) and job title in the subject line.


Ma tini, ma mano, ka rapa te whai

By joining together we will succeed


Fixed Term/Part Time

Job no: SMO63-19

Location: Wellington Hospital

Closing Date: 25 November 2019