Whanganui - Ref 754600

General Practitioner

Whanganui, New Zealand - view map

Contract: Permanent
Start date: Negotiable

  • Friendly, welcoming work environment
  • Challenging and interesting practice
  • Competitive remuneration

Role

We are seeking an experienced GP to join our well-established practice.   The practice employs three permanent, vocationally registered GPs and are seeking another permanent GP to join their team. This is a full time position, however the hours are negotiable, as is the start date.

Staff here work very well as a team and there is excellent collegial support. The GPs work alongside an excellent nursing team and a supportive Administration team.   The clinic is located in a lovely well-equipped building with modern facilities. There are around 6000 registered patients, with a high Māori population. Staff must have a good level of cultural awareness, or be open to learning about different cultures. All new staff will be supported to complete the organisations Whānau Ora training, ensuring there is a consistent understanding of the organisations Whānau Ora (inclusive) approach.

The clinic is open from 8.30am to 5.00pm weekdays, with evening clinics from 5.00pm-8.00pm two days a week. The Practice is ideally looking for a GP to work 5 days per week however this is negotiable. Our GP team are a part of the on-call roster at the afterhours acute services at Whanganui Accident & Medical Centre based at the Whanganui Hospital, this is a 5 minute drive away from the clinic.

Practice

This practice is an iwi led organisation that was established in 1993 to improve access and service delivery of health services to Māori in the Whanganui Region. Over time the roles and functions of the organisation have grown and the organisation now delivers a range of health and social services throughout the region to Māori and Non Māori Whānau (Family).

 

Location

Whanganui is a city on the West Coast of the North Island, and was one of the first cities to be founded in New Zealand. Whanganui means ‘big bay’ or ‘big harbour’, and was named this because of the great river that flows through it. The Whanganui River, New Zealand’s longest navigable waterway, runs from Mount Tongariro to the sea.

It is the country’s third-longest river, and has special status owing to its importance to the region’s Maori people. In March 2017 it became the world’s first natural resource to be given its own legal identity, with the rights, duties and liabilities of a legal person.

Home to approximately 43,000 people, Whanganui is picturesque and has much to show off. It’s just a couple of hours’ drive from Wellington, Mount Ruapehu and Mount Tongariro, or a quick flight from Auckland. Prominent heritage buildings in the city include the Whanganui Opera House and the Sarjeant Art Gallery. Whanganui is home to New Zealand’s largest arts community with more fine arts, mixed media and glass artists than anywhere else in the country, and boasts the country’s only Glass School.

How to apply

Contact Jacinta Sanders, Team Leader for a confidential discussion on +64 4 4955871.

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