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Geraldine - Ref 894973

General Practitioner

Geraldine, South Canterbury - view map

Contract: Permanent
Start date: 25 February 2020

  • Work with a friendly and skilled team
  • Enjoy hot summer days and go skiing during Winter
  • Best of small-town NZ community & stunning mountain to sea backyard

Role

vacancy has arisen for a permanent General Practitioner (Family Medicine physician) to join this forward-thinking multi-disciplinary team.  You will enjoy enviable hours (8 sessions per week with minimal on-call of just 2 to 3 weekends per year and none in the week) freeing you up to enjoy the best of meaningful work and life balance that Geraldine affords.  

We are looking for a community minded medical practitioner who is able to work in an innovative professional and team-based health care environment. If you are compassionate, enjoy a wide scope of family practice and would like to settle in one of NZ’s most desirable rural communities, then this is the right position for you.    

Practice

This is an expanding practice who are looking for a female GP to work with two other GPs and a highly skilled nursing and practice administration team. This is an innovative primary care facility that also has resident oral surgeon dentistry and includes Dermoscopy & aviation medicine specialists, as well as visiting podiatrists, Audiologists, counsellors and midwives. We are fully computerised and offer video Consults as well as a full access patient portal.    

We are supported by a very well-regarded secondary hospital in nearby Timaru (35 minutes away) and the strong relationships between our GPs and the local hospital staff create the best of locally delivered health care for our community. 

Location

The friendly and picturesque village of Geraldine is in the heart of a prosperous farming area but is also well known for its population of artists and crafts people.  With several famous New Zealand artists hailing from the district, studios and galleries can be found to interest all artistic tastes.  

Geraldine preschools, primary schools and high school attract families from around the wider district and there are numerous active community groups supporting a range of musical, sporting and artistic clubs as well as community sustainability and wellbeing.  Geraldine is nestled in the shadow of an ancient podocarp forest which can be reached on foot from the town centre.  The forest is wonderfully peaceful and a great place to enjoy on a hot summer’s day.  

Geraldine boasts an array of outdoor and adventure activities to rival the more well-known adventure sports destinations.  Walking and cycling trails abound and sporting pursuits include white water rafting, skiing, horse riding, canyoning, hunting, 4 x 4 adventure tours, kayaking, golf, mountain biking, and fishing.  

See more of the region here.  

How to apply

Contact Kyle Scott, Relationship Manager for a confidential discussion on +64 4 495 5880.

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