Otautau - Ref 1011801

General Practitioner (Family Medicine physician)

Otautau, Southland - view map

Contract: Permanent
Start date: Flexible

  • Accommodation and vehicle provided
  • Excellent support staff
  • Stunning scenery


A permanent General Practitioner (Family Medicine) is sought for this well-equipped surgery in Otautau, Southland.  The role has 8 to 10 sessions (4 to 5 days) per week with on-call optional.

This position is shared between two practices approximately 20 minutes drive apart.

There are around 2100 enrolled patients, with approximately 24 patients seen each day. The practice has friendly, fun staff and is cornerstone accredited. The practice currently has 2 male GPs and would prefer a female GP.

We have an excellent support staff where there have been no changes for the past 8 years. We have a wonderful, kind and grateful patients. We are Trust owned and the Trust is very proactive in putting funding back into the community by paying or subsidising costs for patient flu, vaccines and smears.


A competitive remuneration is offered. The package includes house, telephone, rental wifi, electricity and car (if required). The accommodation includes a fully furnished four bedroom house and the car includes a $300 monthly fuel allowance and maintenance costs. The practice will pay for your Medical Council registration fees and the cost of your medical indemnity insurance.


Living in Otautau you will be surrounded with neighbouring fishing villages such as Riverton and Stewart Island which are home to a large number of native birds.  Fiordland National Park is only two hours away and you can experience the beautiful walks through the scenic Milford Sounds. This region is renowned for the great outdoors; hiking, wildlife, water sports, fishing and more!

Otautau is only a 2 hour drive to Queenstown with their amazing ski fields, jet-boating, lake scenery and great walking tracks. There is also the Skyline Gondola, bungy jumping, casino and ferry rides to keep you entertained.

Take a look at the South Island region here.

How to apply

Contact Angie Rahme, Relationship Manager for a confidential discussion on +64 4 495 5880.


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