General Medicine Physician – Speciality in Rheumatology or Infectious Diseases or Respiratory

Grading: Medical Officer

Number of positions: 1

Job Hours: Full Time & Part Time

Required qualifications: To be considered you must have or be eligible for vocational (or locum tenens – special purpose) registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand in an Internal Medicine scope of practice. For more information about the MCNZ registration process please visit –

  • General Medicine Consultant role based in Whangārei, Northland
  • Both full and part-time positions available (2.6 FTE)
  • Te Whatu Ora – Health New Zealand, Te Tai Tokerau

Our Department of Medicine manages the needs of Northland’s unique demographics, and with the expansion of our team we are looking for consultants to join us. We have multiple positions available and would consider permanent or fixed-term options – contact us to learn more!

Te Whatu Ora – Te Tai Tokerau is committed to Te Tiriti o Waitangi and holds stewardship for equitable health outcomes for Māori as Tāngata Whenua as the highest priority.

We are looking for physicians to provide medical services within Northland; these are a combination of new and replacement roles and any subspecialty interest would be considered.

Existing specialties include:

  • General and Acute medicine
  • Rheumatology
  • Respiratory
  • Gastroenterology including a visiting hepatologist
  • Neurology
  • Cardiology
  • Infectious Disease
  • Endocrinology and diabetes
  • Healthcare of the elderly
  • Maternal Medicine
  • Oncology and Haematology
  • Renal medicine

We have several new facilities including an assessment unit, endoscopy and cardiac catheter suite with the agreed funding for a new hospital which is currently in the planning stage. The participants roles will be divided into an off-ward role 66% of the time where elective work is undertaken and on wards 33% of the time managing inpatients. The on-call rota means working approximately 6 weekends a year with a rostered day off after weekends.

Our department has a family feel with a positive culture, although a busy and challenging environment everyone looks after each other and has a real passion for what they do and why they do it. Teaching and mentoring our 28 medical registrars are an important part of our work.  We want candidates who are team players committed to improving and developing services to meet the population need with a passion for the delivery of equitable healthcare.

Whangārei Hospital is the largest hospital in Northland providing secondary care services, supported by three regional hospitals in Kaitaia; Kawakawa, and Dargaville. Northland covers an area of 12,600 square kilometres with a growing population of more than 190,000. The Department of Medicine provides acute medicine care; as well as outpatient/ non-acute/ elective inpatient care to the Northland community.

Working across a diverse population and broad range of acute medicine specialities you will have the chance to truly make a difference whilst developing your career. As well as a warm climate, the “winterless north” offers excellent schools; affordable housing and scenic coastal areas offering a range of recreational activities. We are just a two hours’ drive or 25-minute flight from the international hub of Auckland. To learn more about our stunning location please visit

We offer a competitive relocation package to support you and your family to make the move to Northland. If you are currently overseas/ not yet registered, we can assist you with the application process to obtain MCNZ registration. Te Whatu Ora – Health New Zealand is also an Approved Accredited Employer by New Zealand Immigration.

If you would like to apply, please ensure you submit an application via the online portal below. For assistance with the application process or if you have any queries, please contact referencing vacancy number: MD22-036

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Name: SMO Jobs Te Whatu Ora Te Tai Tokerau


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