Hastings - Ref 797953

General Practitioner

Hastings, North Island - view map

Contract: Permanent
Start date: Negotiable

  • Make a difference in this diverse community
  • Strong focus on team work
  • Sunny, coastal location


We are seeking a fixed term or permanent GP to join a whanau (family) centred general practice located in the city of Hastings, in the beautiful Hawkes Bay.

This practice provides very low cost access to low or no income patients in their community. The ideal applicant will enjoy working with a diverse and high needs patient group and be passionate about reducing health inequalities.

This practice employs a fantastic group of nurses, nurse practitioners, GPs and support staff. It is a teaching practice, with the medical director being a RNZCGP trainer for the region.

The clinic is owned by a not for profit trust, with an elected Board of Directors.  It is open from 8.30am -6pm Monday to Friday and GPs see patients in 15 minute appointments. 15-20% of the GP’s day is allocated for administration. The practice has 5880 registered patients, around 94% are high needs.

The vacancy is for 8 sessions/4 days per week with one evening per week till 6pm.

The practice offers a competitive salary with a vehicle and birthday leave! The environment is highly collegial and supportive with a strong focus on team work.


Hawke’s Bay lies on the east coast of the North Island and enjoys some of the best weather; long warm summers (25°C) and short mild winters.   The surrounding countryside is beautifully adorned with vineyards, Taupo (in the middle of the island) is a two hour drive away and ski fields are also close by.

Hawkes Bay has an abundance of outdoor activities with beaches, mountain biking, hiking and golfing.  In summer there are many events including the Spring Racing Carnival, the Blossom Parade, the Hawke’s Bay Food and Wine Festival and various other winery events.  A favourite pastime amongst locals is visiting Te Mata Peak with its breath-taking views.  You can either walk or cycle to the top, there are lots of trails for mountain biking on the mountain. At the bottom you can journey through a 100 year old Lower Redwoods forest.  This region is perfect for the growth of stone fruits and grapes.  There are many vineyards to visit, which you can combine in cycle tours while enjoying the spectacular vistas.

Hawkes Bay offers numerous primary and secondary schools, district libraries and is home to New Zealand’s only water theme park – Splash Planet.  There are five main rivers popular for jet boating, kayaking and swimming.  Cape Kidnappers is a headland that is home to a luxury golf course and the largest gannet colony in the world, with over 50,000 birds! Ocean Beach is the region’s premier beach.  During the summer months it has hundreds of beach goers, it’s safe for swimming and golden sand stretches out for 10kms in each direction!

How to apply

Contact Sarah Maguire, Relationship Manager for a confidential discussion on +64 4 495 5888.


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