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Kaitaia - Ref 799092

General Practitioner

Kaitaia, Northland - view map

Contract: Permanent
Start date: As soon as possible

  • Permanent or Locum
  • Accommodation and car assistance for locum appointments
  • Friendly team, excellent support

Role

We are seeking an experienced GP for a permanent/fixed/locum role. The role is eight to ten sessions per week plus some on-call work (1:10). The experienced clinical team provide excellent support, and regular training is encouraged and supported.

The ideal candidate would be easy going and able to build rapport with patients. Your skills and contribution is valued in Kaitaia; General Practitioners and their families are welcomed into the community.

Accommodation and car will be subsidised by the practice for locum appointments.

Practice

The practice currently has 7 General Practitioners, Practice Nurses, a Practice Manager and administration staff.  There are 20 consult rooms. The practice is well equipped and utilises healthcare assistants to optimise efficiency in the clinic.

There are approximately 9500 registered patients at the practice and the GP will see 15 to 20 patients per day.

The team is hard working and constantly striving to improve the health of the community.

The local hospital offers limited acute services, outpatient clinics, specialist clinics, radiology and laboratory investigations. Seriously unwell patients are transferred to Whangarei Base Hospital (approximately 200 km’s away) which has 225 patient beds and provides a full range of secondary services.

Location

Kaitaia is the northern most town in New Zealand, and also one of the nation’s oldest. Locals are proud of the rich, multicultural heritage, and visitors are often surprised by the range of adventure and sights to see in the area. The beautiful coastlines are a must see in your journey to New Zealand.

The word Kaitaia means ‘abundance of food’, in Maori, reflecting the prolific birdlife in the region’s ancient kauri forests -as well as a plentiful supply of fish and shellfish. Kaitaia is the second largest commercial centre in Northland and a busy farming town. Tourism is also an important industry and many craftspeople live in and around the district.

The nearest city is Whangarei, 160 kilometres south. New Zealand’s largest city, Auckland, is a 5-hour drive south. Kaitaia has its own airport and there is a daily express bus service to and from Auckland.

See more of the region here.

How to apply

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

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