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General Physician

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

Job description

Ehara taku I toa takitahi engari, he toa takitini
My strength, is not the strength of one, it is the strength of many

What you'll do with your time
Are you a General Physician/Rural Generalist with Medical interest who is wanting to be part of a small team where you can truly practice general medicine and enjoy the challenges of general medicine in a rural community?

In this role, you are guaranteed to make a true difference in the community you are working with. You will participate in the delivery of general medical services for the West Coast community, based at Greymouth Hospital.

The base hospital for the West Coast District Health Board is a well appointed general hospital providing services to a catchment area of 33,000 people. You will also be working closely with Canterbury based physicians as part of the Transalpine Service agreement.

This role includes acute services, in-patient and out-patient responsibilities as well as the supervision and support of Rural Hospital Medicine Registrars, House Officers and Medical Students. You will have the ability to make this role your own and specialise in your areas of interest.

Our hospital environment is supportive and friendly and our staff work in dedicated teams. This role would see you working closely with other local physicians, Rural Hospital Medicine specialists, GP's as well as local and transalpine based specialists.

What we are about
We are unique and like no other in New Zealand with a close-knit community where your work will make a real difference.

We will help you grow as a leader in rural health with a continued focus on your career development.

We continue to break new ground and shape our health system to wrap care around patients in their communities.

Why us
This isn't a job for just anyone, joining us means sharing our goals and values and being dedicated to this community and our team as we seek to become a centre of excellence in rural health care. We offer competitive benefits, flexible working arrangements and a relocation scheme to candidates who will join us in this.

What's next
If this role does not match your skills please visit our careers website for more opportunities within our organisation.

Apply online, or to find out more information, please contact Tracey Sutherland, email:

Applicants will be progressed as they apply, so if this sounds like you, please apply now.
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Name Tracy Sutherland
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