Westport - Ref 978604

General Practitioner (Family Medicine)

Westport, South Island - view map

Contract: Permanent
Start date: As soon as possible

  • Accommodation and travel costs provided
  • Small supportive team
  • Stunning West Coast scenery


This rural practice is looking for a permanent or long term (6 months minimum) General Practitioner (Family Medicine physician). You will be working 6 to 10 sessions per week plus some weekend clinics.

The ideal candidate will enjoy working in a small supportive team environment and have a true passion for supporting the health needs of the community.

The Practice will assist in accommodation, vehicle and travel costs. For permanent placements the Practice can help with Medical Council fees and Medical Indemnity insurance.


Our focus is on family healthcare where continuity of care is the priority. The friendly team is readily accessible. We take the time to listen and we can cover all aspects of your healthcare needs because we work together as a team.

This practice has 1 permanent GP, 2 part-time nurses and a Practice Manager who is also a registered Nurse.


Westport is a small town in the Buller district surrounded by beautiful tree clad mountains and situated next to the sea.  In the last 10 years mining, tourism and agriculture have expanded and the area has experienced a renaissance. Subsequently younger families have moved into the area and the demographics have become more vibrant.  If you want to get away from it all the West Coast is for you with sub-tropical rainforests, lots of walks including the Heaphy Track, Punakaiki’s Pancake Rocks and blowholes, seal colony, arts and crafts and surfing. It is steeped in history from its gold mining and whitebait fishing.

For the outdoor enthusiasts, there are a huge variety of adventure and recreation activities on offer. Cycle the easy West Coast Wilderness Trail or take advantage of the quad bike tours, caving and white-water rafting.

Watch this video of the majestic West Coast in all its splendour.

How to apply

Contact Jenny Butt, Relationship Manager for a confidential discussion on +64 4 495 5877


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