General Practitioner – West Coast

Specialty: General Practice

Grading: Specialist / Consultant

Number of positions: Multiple positions

Job Hours: Full-time

Required qualifications: Vocationally registered GP or on the pathway to achieving this Ability to gain registration with the New Zealand Medical Council

Ehara taku I toa takitahi engari, he toa takitini

My strength is not the strength of one, it is the strength of many

Are you passionate about providing quality healthcare services in rural communities? If so, we have an exciting opportunity for you!

We are recruiting General Practitioners (GPs) to work across the Coast as part of our Rural Generalist Team. If you have an interest in Rural Generalism, and working across a broad clinical scope, then come and join us!

Mō mātou – About us

The West Coast of the South Island is a rugged, isolated and beautiful part of Aotearoa New Zealand. From Karamea in the north, to Haast in the south, the coast is the largest geographical Te Whata Ora locality, but with a small population of 32,500. Providing health care in this environment is without doubt challenging, and the team here have fully adopted a Rural Generalist Model to ensure an equitable, high level of care is delivered to our community. The Rural Generalist team is flexible, multi-disciplinary and highly skilled – joining us will provide you with a raft of experience within the framework of our community and rural hospital-based services. Outside of work, the West Coast will also challenge and amaze you – bring your tramping boots, surfboard, mountain bike and kayak – you will need them all!

The Rural Generalist (RG) team is a highly motivated and supportive group of SMOs, largely formed of DRHMNZ and RNZCGP fellows and trainees; FACEMs and FACRRMs. The flexible and multi-disciplinary nature of the Generalist model means we can offer unique career development opportunities tailored to individual clinicians.

The RG team covers primary care, urgent care, emergency medicine, general medicine, paediatrics, orthopaedics, and obstetrics/gynaecology. The West Coast also has in-house specialists (psychiatry, anaesthetics, general surgery + O&G) and ‘TransAlpine’ partnerships with multiple specialities who support local care and tertiary transfers.

If you enjoy living within small rural communities or are wanting a change in lifestyle, then the West Coast is for you. For more information on the West Coast and why it is such a great part of the country, you can view more information here 

Ngā pūkenga me ngā wheako – Skills and experience

  • Vocationally registered GP or on the pathway to achieving this
  • Ability to gain registration with the New Zealand Medical Council

To find out more information about Medical Council registration and requirements please follow this link

Belonging here

Being part of the Te Whatu Ora, Health New Zealand, our people enjoy access to, flexible working arrangements and a genuine and ongoing focus on career development.

Te Whatu Ora, Health New Zealand believes that diversity and inclusion is key to ensure we deliver the best care for our diverse population. As an organisation we are inclusive and equal opportunity employer that welcomes and respects everyone.


If you are keen on an affordable lifestyle, increased work-life balance, and living in a naturally stunning part of the world, all while working in a great role and supporting a truly excellent group of people, then this is the opportunity for you.

Please apply online via our careers website or to for further questions, please contact: Amy Walker, West Coast Recruitment Partner, email:

Please note that applications made via an agency will not be considered.

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Vacancy contact details

Name: Amy Walker

Position: West Coast Recruitment Partner


Phone: 033377890