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Kapiti Coast - Ref 862674

General Practitioner

Kapiti Coast, New Zealand - view map

Contract: Permanent
Start date: As soon as possible

  • Manageable patient load
  • Great team
  • Near the beach, the forest and the capital city

Role

Otaki Medical Centre is looking for a new General Practitioner (Family Physician) to join its experienced and friendly team. The position is a minimum of three days per week, with some on-call. The practice proudly services a high Māori population, and the town boasts the highest percentage of fluent Te Reo Māori speaking population in the country. If you want to make a real difference to an already thriving community, then Otaki is calling.

  • Knowledge of Tikanga Māori and Te Reo considered an advantage.
  • FRNZCGP preferred however not essential.

 

Practice

This practice is a medium sized, privately owned VLCA (very low cost access) general practice. There are approximately 6600 patients with currently 4 GP’s, 2 nurse practitioners, 6 nurses and a very experienced administration team providing support.

This practice has chosen to increase its GP numbers. This position is all about better access for our community. Reduced pressure on Practitioners is the bonus.

 

Location

Otaki’s population is around 8000 and is well resourced with shops, churches, schools, as well as Kohanga and Kura Kaupapa. Ōtaki is located between the Tararua Ranges and the Tasman sea.

The region has many walkways through the stunning Tararua Range and Otaki Forks, where you will find picnic, swimming and camping areas. Hiking tracks range from 30 minute strolls to multi-day expeditions, with hiking huts available for a stop-over. The beach is wide and windswept – a great place for an invigorating run or walk. The Kapiti Coast offers spectacular sea vistas, glorious sunsets, untouched native forest and dramatic landscapes, and is home to the Kapiti Island nature and marine reserve. A trip to our capital, Wellington City, will take you only an hour’s drive.

Get a feel for the Kapiti Coast lifestyle here.

How to apply

Contact Christy Lange, Relationship Manager for a confidential discussion on +64 4 495 5885.

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