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Otago - Ref 1279227

General Practitioner (Family Medicine)

Otago, South Island - view map

Contract: Permanent
Start date: As soon as possible

  • Friendly GP or GP couple desirable
  • Enjoys the outdoors
  • Close to South Island ski fields

Role

We are seeking a friendly General Practitioner (Family Medicine physician) to join our dedicated team. You will be working 8 sessions per week (4 days).

Our ideal GP would potentially come as a couple, who are able to do complex procedures would be desirable but not essential. I ask as a couple, as we would like our new GPs to be in the area and would have capacity for either another RN or GP at 0.8.

If you are a team player and love to work with a friendly and loving community, then this is the right workplace for you.

Practice

We are a fast-paced Rural General Practice with a high need’s community of around a 3000 patient base.

Our practice routinely has walk-in emergencies due to our location (45mins to Dunedin, 45mins to Oamaru, 60mins to Central Otago for Skiing or winter and summer sports), we have a large treatment room utilized for such scenarios.

The practice has been purpose built as a Medical Centre for the last 5 years. We also have a satellite clinic 10 minutes down the road in Waikouaiti which is open when it can be staffed safely, currently 2-3 half days per week.

Location

Otago is a region of New Zealand located in the southern half of the South Island. The name “Otago” is the local southern Māori dialect pronunciation of “Ōtākou”, the name of the Māori village near the entrance to Otago Harbour. “Otago” is also the old name of the European settlement on the harbour, established by the Weller Brothers in 1831, which lies close to Otakou.

Major centres include Dunedin (the principal city), Oamaru (made famous by Janet Frame), Balclutha, Alexandra, and the major tourist centres Queenstown and Wānaka. Kaitangata in South Otago is a prominent source of coal. The Waitaki and Clutha rivers provide much of the country’s hydroelectric power. Vineyards and wineries have been developed in the Central Otago wine region.

If you enjoy skiing then this region has some of the best skiing in NZ. The largest ski resorts offer up to 40 kilometres of slopes (Mt. Hutt, Coronet Peak, Cardrona). The highest ski resorts for skiing on the South Island extend up to an altitude of 2,133 metres (Roundhill – Lake Tekapo).

See more of the South Island region here.

How to apply

Contact Debra Wilson, Relationship Manager for a confidential discussion on +64 4 495 5880.

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