Wairarapa - Ref 1281049

General Practitioner (Family Medicine)

Wairarapa, North Island - view map

Contract: Short Term
Start date: 3 Oct to 13 October

  • 3 Oct to 13 October
  • Warm summer temperatures
  • Close to Wellington capital city


We are seeking a short-term vacancy for a GP for 8 Sessions per week with no on-call.

The ideal candidate would be an experienced GP who is able to build a good rapport with patients. Your skills and contribution will be valued in the Wairarapa.


The practice has approximately 4,500 enrolled patients, with GPs seeing on average 25 patients each per day. Working in the practice are 3 General Practitioners and 2 practice nurses. Surgery hours are 8.30am to 5.00pm, with late nights until 7.00pm on Mondays. The practice uses the Medtech 32 computerised patient management system.

The closest base hospital is 17 kilometres away, on the outskirts of Masterton. Masterton Hospital covers all aspects of secondary health care including medical, surgical, obstetric, paediatric, assessment and rehabilitation for young and older adults, high dependency care and mental health. Also provided are a 24-hour acute/emergency service and an ambulance service.


Wairarapa is a region of spectacular coastlines, wide valleys and small towns. It’s known for its vineyards, gourmet food, walking and cycling trails – and a vibrant arts scene. All about an hour’s drive or train ride from Wellington.

First settled by Maori in the 1300s, the Wairarapa later became a farming area known for its meat and butter.  Farming’s still important, but so is forestry, fishing and horticulture. Today the Wairarapa’s popular with holidaymakers – but also with young families who are moving here to enjoy a slower pace of life and a strong sense of community. Wairarapa has a number of primary and secondary schools. When you visit, you’re sure of a warm welcome.

How to apply

Contact John Ferguson, Relationship Manager for a confidential discussion on 021547650.


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