Waimate - Ref 888453

General Practitioner

Waimate, Canterbury - view map

Contract: Permanent
Start date: 14 April 2020

  • Great working environment
  • Accommodation available
  • Stunning South Island scenery


We are seeking a General Practitioner (Family Medicine physician) to work 8 sessions (4 days) per week for a permanent or long-term role. There is no on-call but if desired this could be discussed.

The ideal candidate will have good time management skills and the ability to communicate well and work as part of a team. We are looking for a GP who practices medicine with thoroughness and integrity., whilst enjoying all that life as a rural doctor has to offer. If you have a good work ethic, approachable and work well with others then this is the right position for you.


This practice is offering a competitive remuneration package. A high-quality two-bedroom house is available. Re-location, vehicle and Medical Council registration costs are all negotiable.

The practice currently has 3 GPs, 5 nurses, a Practice Manager and administration staff.


Waimate is rural NZ heartland at it’s best. The old-style friendliness of people in Waimate is hugely appealing – with a small town that is large enough to still allow privacy and a life outside of work.

With a location near the East Coast at a mid-point in the South Island there are a host of recreational opportunities available. A local commitment to cycling and other sports sees many clubs and facilities available for a multitude of truly kiwi activities.

Hunting, mountain biking, fishing and walking are all activities easily accessed. Lakes and camping are just up the road and skiing and mountaineering, and vineyard country is all within an easy 2 to 3 hours’ drive.

Affordable property is increasingly attracting people from towns all over NZ. Small “lifestyle blocks” and fertile soils encourage many to pursue gardening and other small-scale rural options.

Local schools are very community friendly – with secondary schooling locally or if preferred in nearby Oamaru or Timaru. Excellent universities are only 2 to 3 hours’ drive away in Christchurch and Dunedin. 

As this region is centrally located in the South Island you may wish to visit the beautiful tourist town of Queenstown, Nelson or the Franz Josef Glaciers.

See more of the South Island region here.

How to apply

Contact Angie Rahme, Relationship Manager for a confidential discussion on +64 4 495 5880.


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