Paediatrician, Timaru Hospital

Full-time (+ on-call)

A 'once in a generation' opportunity exists at Timaru Hospital. Here, you'll enjoy a semi-autonomous role, guiding your own clinical destiny in association with our two other general paediatricians, developing a greater community focus, all the while supported by excellent hospital infrastructure.

With just 133 hospital beds, we're small by some standards but as you'll know this has manifold benefits. We have a reputation for providing higher than expected service levels and our community's access to non-acute medical procedures is the envy of many. 

With no Registrars, we have Junior Doctors who are inspired to learn alongside a visiting Trainee Intern. You will work closely with a small Child Development team and get to know community providers well. You'll be joining a team of skilled professionals, motivated to make a difference, while being supported by good clinical systems, including high standards of obstetric cover.

Call commitments involve 1 or 2 nights per week and 1 weekend per month. Neonatal care is delivered in a Level 1 Unit. There is excellent tertiary support for the majority of paediatric sub-specialities within 3 hours drive.

Based in the family friendly environment of Timaru, with genuine ease of access to a host of outdoor activities (e.g. five ski fields, several lakes and mountains all within one to two hours drive) together with many outstanding local sporting facilities (some of international standard, like SCF Tennis Centre, Aorangi Park Sport Stadium, Timaru Motor Raceway and CBay Aquatic Centre), there is truly something here for most to pursue or develop interests in outside of work. Local state and integrated schools offer quality education and housing is affordable. 

Live the dream of achievable work/life balance!

Please apply for this vacancy online at 

We look forward to receiving your application directly via our Careers Site.

If you have any questions regarding this role please contact our Human Resource Adviser by phoning 03 687 2230.

Closing date: OPEN