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General Practitioner - South Westland Region

Employer West Coast DHB
Workplace West Coast District Health Board
Specialty General Practice
Term Permanent
Grading Medical Officer
Hours per week 40
Commencement date Open
Application closing date 23 Jan 2018
Employer West Coast DHB Workplace West Coast District Health Board
Specialty General Practice Term Permanent
Grading Medical Officer Commencement date Open
Hours per week 40 Application closing date 23 Jan 2018

Job description

As the GP at the South Westland Medical Practice, you will be based in the beautiful glacier township of Franz Josef. Here, you will help cover primary care to the communities right across a 250 km stretch of land that is simply breathtaking. Each of the settlements has a medical clinic, each run by a Rural Nurse Specialist. You and another GP will share roster responsibility for providing each clinic with GP services in each location.

You will be supported by a team of Nurses who carry out the bulk of day-to-day primary care and are the first in-line for emergency on-call and you will provide back-up if required. As the nearest hospital is two hours away from Franz Josef, naturally some experience in Emergency Medicine skills are preferred, but additional PRIME training will be provided as required.

We’ll be looking to you to bring the confidence to work independently with remote support, experience in general practice/family medicine and the ability to work within it's limitations, and also thorough assessment, examination and diagnostic skills. Then when your working day is done, you can take your pick - get out onto the water, go hiking, fishing, caving, kayaking, walking, or simply sit and take in the breathtaking, quiet scenery.

Unlike larger countries such as Australia and Canada, being a country doctor in New Zealand doesn’t mean being totally isolated. Greymouth and Christchurch aren't too far away, and for snow sports, Queenstown and Wanaka are easily accessible.

A generous relocation package will be offered to help you settle in to the new role and location. Longer term subsidised accommodation and a work vehicle will be provided, together with support in gaining medical registration.

This is our back yard, make it yours.

If you would like more information about this vacancy, please contact John Ray, Recruitment Specialist via email
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