Balclutha - Ref 801667

General Practitioner

Balclutha, South Island - view map

Contract: Long Term
Start date: As soon as possible

  • Friendly, supportive team
  • Huge range of outdoor activities available
  • Explore a beautiful area of the South Island

Role

We are looking for a GP to cover a 6 month fixed term maternity leave: the role which would suit a registered GP, a GPEP2/3 or a RHM Registrar looking to secure a primary care run.   The 0.80-1.0 FTE position is available from December 2018 to August 2019. The General Practice is Cornerstone accredited and composed of a team of seven GPs, Nurse Practitioners, and large support staff.

This tight knit team are looking for a natural team player who enjoys clinical variety and has a strong focus on patient quality. If you enjoy the benefits of a collegial and supportive team, are easy-going but well organised then this is the perfect role for you!

Practice

The facility is a truly integrated health centre incorporating a 15 bed medical ward, an 8,000 enrolled patient General Practice, Medical Assessment Unit, Primary Maternity Birthing Unit, onsite radiology and pathology services, a broad range of specialist outpatient clinics and supporting Community/Allied Health services which combine to produce a great working environment.

The practice operates weekdays from 9am to 9pm and from 9am to 6pm on weekends. The GPs see on average 20-22 patients per day with 15 minute appointments, plus 1 hour of administration time per day.

Location

Balclutha is situated on the banks of the Clutha River, with Dunedin (the closest city) only an hour’s drive to the North. Balclutha is the gateway to the picturesque Catlins area and the Southern Scenic Route featuring spectacular coastal scenery and wildlife, with numerous outdoor recreational opportunities on offer. Expect rocky headlands, waterfalls and lakes, to yellow-eyed penguins, seals and dolphins. A good shopping centre catering for the local’s everyday needs is complemented by those in Dunedin with its abundance of fine restaurants and city shopping. There are several schools within Balclutha, with tertiary education available within the district. Balclutha offers the best of both worlds with rural living and a relaxed lifestyle with access to beaches and rivers, yet still close to a major city for dining, theatre and arts.

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How to apply

Contact Melissa Sommerville, Relationship Manager for a confidential discussion on +64 4 495 5800.

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