Dargaville - Ref 1263119

General Practitioner (Family Medicine)

Dargaville, North Island - view map

Contract: Short Term
Start date: ASAP to 16 September

  • ASAP to 16 September
  • Sessions per week - negotiable
  • On-call – negotiable


We have a short-term locum in Dargaville – ASAP to 16 September.

The Practice has 13,500 patients and provides 24-hour medical care for the area. External services are provided to two local rest homes and regular clinics are also held at local marae, or meeting houses. Surgery hours are 7.30am – 5.30pm.

The practice holds a Primary Response in Medical Emergency (PRIME) contract and the position is best suited to someone with experience in emergency medicine, and up to date with ACLS. The ideal applicant is an enthusiastic medical practitioner, who enjoys working with a variety of clinical presentations, in a fairly busy rural general practice environment.


Dargaville is built along the edge of the wide Northern Wairoa River, two and a half hours drive north-west of Auckland. Maori settlements and marae (meeting places) have been scattered around the area for hundreds of years.

The town’s population is approximately 4,250, with a further 8,000 in the surrounding district. About 25 percent of the population is Maori and much community consultation is carried out on marae, or meeting houses, with several trusts and community groups established to look after the specific needs of the local population.

The town is well-catered for with services, banks and shops, and Anglican, Baptist, Catholic, Presbyterian and Methodist churches all represented. There is a local kindergarten, choice of primary schools, intermediate and high school (Dargaville High School). Locals and visitors enjoy the new 65 seat cinema, as well as rugby, tennis, bowls, badminton and golf and swimming in the 50 metre public pool, which is open in the summer months.

How to apply

Contact Jenny Butt, Relationship Manager for a confidential discussion on +64 4 495 5877


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