Rotherham - Ref 1181157

General Practitioner (Family Medicine)

Rotherham, Canterbury - view map

Contract: Permanent
Start date: 15 June 2022

  • Accommodation will be provided
  • Work well as part of an experienced and supportive team
  • Amazing mountain scenery


This practice is seeking a permanent or fixed term General Practitioner (Family Medicine physician). The role is 8 to 10 sessions (4 to 5 days) per week with no on-call.

A four bedroom house is provided and Medical Indemnity and Medical Council fees are covered by the practice.

We are looking for someone who will work well as part of an experienced and supportive team. This position should appeal to a GP seeking a rural lifestyle in an area that has great natural features, a benign climate, and a socio-economic environment that is the envy of others.

If you are a team player, an effective communicator, interested in a variety of work, and have a patient centred approach then this is the right position for you.



This is a community owned and operated business. The staff have very skilled nurses and a great administration team. Over the years the practice has been fortunate to have retained the services of highly skilled and dedicated doctors and nurses.

You will be working alongside a part-time General Practitioner, 4 nurses within the practice – 3 PRIME trained, District Nurses who work in the wider Hurunui area and allied services – physiotherapist, podiatrist, dietician, mid-wives, and mental health worker.

The practice serves just under 1900 enrolled patients in a prosperous and settled rural area. The modern facilities were all purpose built about 15 years ago.

The practice is prepared to offer a comprehensive package that can be shaped in different ways to suit individual preferences.


Temperatures in this region average around 20 to 24 °C in the summer and on average 10 to 12 °C in the middle of the winter months. There is a primary school, which provides a wonderful learning environment for children from years one to year six.

Rotherham is in the Amuri District. The Amuri is in a farming area in North Canterbury, 112 km north west of Christchurch, in the South Island of New Zealand. It has a population of 2300, has good local services and schools and is a comfortable 1 ¼ hour drive to Christchurch. Rotherham is located in the centre of the beautiful Hurunui District, which boasts amazing mountain scenery, a thriving agricultural and tourism industry, as well as a host of recreational pursuits. Close by are the tourist spots of Hanmer Springs with the renowned Hot Pools and mountain bike tracks, Kaikoura – home of Whale Watch, the Waipara wine growing region, Mt Lyford ski field and it has easy access to the West Coast.

Take a look at the Canterbury region here.

How to apply

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


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