Part time: 35 hours per week [negotiable]

Permanent Role

 Do you have a passion for palliative care?   We do!

This recently established role will provide a high-quality medical service within a multi-disciplinary hospice service, contributing where appropriate, to hospice clinical, educational and research activities. 

The Medical Officer will primarily work in the community whilst also assisting colleagues across the hospice inpatient unit and palliative care consultancy services.  

This role also provides an opportunity to experience and learn more about specialist palliative care, mentor colleagues in the community, and contribute to meeting the ever-evolving palliative needs of the Marlborough community. In addition, expert mentoring with support to undertake a Diploma in Palliative Medicine, is available if desired.

To be successful in this role, you will need to:

  • Be a registered Medical Practitioner with the New Zealand Medical Council, and
  • Hold a current practicing certificate issued by the New Zealand Medical Council
  • Have the right to live and work in New Zealand.
  • Have practiced for a minimum of 4 years post-registration.
  • Be actively participating in your own ongoing professional development e.g., BPAC
  • Have a working knowledge of Te Tiriti o Waitangi and able to contribute to the oranga [health] and whānau ora for Māori, and all people accessing specialist palliative care services.

Benefits we offer the successful applicant:

  • Competitive salary and allowances
  • Annual professional development allowance
  • Support for relocation to Blenheim is available if required
  • Access to paid clinical or professional supervision and professional development
  • Our team are proud to be supported by Ignite Aotearoa, our employee assistance programme provider

About Us:

  • As a team we provide hospice and specialist palliative care services to the people of Marlborough. 
  • Our vision is that our community has access to specialist palliative care and can live and die with dignity, in comfort and peace ideally in their place of choice. 
  • We are committed to meeting our obligations under Te Tiriti o Waitangi as the founding document of Aotearoa, New Zealand. All employees give effect to the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi – Tino Rangatiratanga, Equity, Active Protection, Options and Partnership in their work. 

If you wish to discuss this opportunity further, on a no obligation and confidential basis or if you would like a copy of the job application pack including the job description, please contact:

Carole Crawford, CEO 


Please send me your application, a covering letter, and your CV to