Wanaka - Ref 642556

General Practitioner or Nurse Practitioner

Wanaka, New Zealand - view map

Contract: Long Term
Start date: As soon as possible

  • On-call, after hours position
  • Close to amazing ski fields
  • Beautiful majestic mountains and scenic lake


A fixed term, part time position has become available for on call, after hours work.  The role is from 6:00pm to 8:30am weekdays and 6:00pm to 9:00am weekends. (Approximately 8 to 12 shifts per month or 2 to 3 per week).

We are looking for a doctor or nurse practitioner with at least 3 years post graduate employment preferably with ED and GP experience who is confident responding to PRIME calls and providing general care to patients.  Ideally you will have PRIME or ACLS Level 7 training.

You will work independently with the backup of an experienced and supportive team of GPs. All shifts are on an on-call basis and calls are initially handled by a triage service. 


You will be working out of our modern, well equipped medical centre. This practice is new and purpose built, accommodating two medical practices, radiology, optometry, physiotherapy, pharmacy, podiatry, dentist and Café.  We have a helipad on site.

The nearest base hospital is Dunedin Hospital, roughly three and a half hours away from the practice. Obstetric services are provided by a very good team of local midwives. The local ambulance service is staffed by paramedics and volunteers.


Wanaka is nestled in the Southern Alps in the Central Otago region of the South Island of New Zealand. It is situated at the southern end of Lake Wanaka, adjacent to the outflow of the lake to the Clutha River. It is the gateway to Mount Aspiring National Park. Wanaka is primarily a resort town but has both summer and winter seasons and is based around the many outdoor opportunities. Four local ski resorts lure domestic and international visitors during the winter months. The town has a daily air service from Christchurch and is only 45 minutes from Queenstown International Airport.

Wanaka has become a popular tourist resort comprising mountain views coupled with it’s beautiful lake. Wanaka boasts a growing number of excellent restaurants, cafes and diverse nightlife. Other attractions in the town include Puzzling World, and Paradiso Cinema. Puzzling World contains a 3D maze, optical illusions and a leaning tower. The Paradiso is a classic old cinema, with seating of old coaches, chairs and a car. The walls are covered in movie posters and food, wine and beer is available at the interval. There are also a number of superb wineries in the Wanaka area.

There are four local early childhood centres, one state primary school, one Catholic primary school and one secondary school in Wanaka. There are several churches in the area as well as a community library and a volunteer fire brigade. The supermarket selection is good and there are also a large number of retail outlets. Two dental services are present in the town and there are a number of banking facilities as well as petrol/service stations, heated swimming pool, sports clubs, cultural clubs and many other community activities.

See more of the region here.  

How to apply

Contact Kyle Scott, Relationship Manager for a confidential discussion on +64 4 495 5880.


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