New Plymouth - Ref 828989

General Practitioner

New Plymouth, North Island - view map

Contract: Permanent
Start date: 6 May 2019

  • Well established and supportive practice
  • Beautiful beach and mountainside location
  • Permanent or fixed term position


We are seeking an experienced GP for a fixed term or permanent position in a New Plymouth practice. The position is 8 sessions/4 days per week, covering both the walk-in and general practice clinics. Each GP session includes 12 patient consultations and one hour for paperwork.

The vacancy is in a large practice of 13 GPs, 9 of whom are owners, and 7 of whom have been with the practice for over 10 years. There is excellent support from the 15 experienced nurses, and also 15 other support staff. The practice has around 17,000 enrolled patients and also looks after a large number of non-enrolled patients via their extended services.

Attached to the GP clinic is a 7 consult room Walk-in Centre to cater for acute issues when patients cannot get to see their own GP. Pharmacy, Physiotherapy and Radiology are located onsite, as well a dedicated Skin Cancer Centre including Mole-Mapping, 2 Minor Op theatres, GP Skin Cancer doctors and visiting General and Plastic Surgeons. Various special interest areas including GP Dermatology, Skin Cancer Medicine, Musculoskeletal Medicine and Travel Medicine.

Staff here enjoy the fun and low stress environment. There is a focus on clear lines of communication, honesty and transparency and maintaining a work place where staff feel valued and have high morale. Professional development is encouraged and supported, as are opportunities for staff to engage in social events.


New Plymouth is located in the region of Taranaki, which is on the west coast of the North Island. It has an estimated population of 74,000 and is a mix of diverse cultures and contemporary styles. New Plymouth is becoming a popular region for visitors, businesses, migrants, refugees and their families.

The district is also known for its rugged coastline, world class surfing spots, fertile farming land, major events and, of course, the majestic Mt Taranaki (also known as Mt Egmont). Taranaki’s mild climate allows residents and visitors ample opportunity to enjoy the many outdoor activities on offer. Taranaki has more sunshine hours than most of the country while the rainfall is enough to keep the grass green and the fauna flourishing.

Diversity is celebrated in New Plymouth District. It is a safe, welcoming and community-orientated place to live.

For more information on the area see here.

How to apply

Contact Jacinta Sanders, Team Leader for a confidential discussion on +64 4 495 5871.


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