Rural Hospital Generalist Medical Officer - West Coast

  • Full Time & Part-Time roles available
  • Work in a truly integrated rural health system with a team that is leading the way in Rural Health in New Zealand

Ehara taku I toa takitahi engari, he toa takitini

My strength is not the strength of one, it is the strength of many


The West Coast District Health Board (WCDHB) of New Zealand is actively recruiting for Rural Generalists (RG) who’ve completed dual training in NZ (FDRHM/FRNZCGP) or those who’ve completed FACRRM/FARGP training in Australia with recognised advanced skills in Obstetrics or non-procedural scopes (particularly medicine or mental health) to consider a move to this naturally beautiful part of the world.

The West Coast of New Zealand has a population of approximately 30,000 with Greymouth as its hospital base. The WCDHB is implementing a Rural Generalist model of care. Exciting times are afoot as we work to develop our model of care in Te Nikau, our new integrated family health centre where GP; ED and hospital services are delivered on one campus.

The Women’s Health team is well supported by an incumbent O&G specialist and Adv. DRANZCOG rural generalist obstetrician, outreach FRANZCOG support from Christchurch; and a great team of local midwives. Approximately 220 – 250 babies are born on the West Coast annually. Christchurch Women’s Hospital has given the WCDHB RG Obstetric model its support and is involved with ongoing upskilling and credentialing of the RG Obstetric fraternity.

The General Medical service has one incumbent Physician, and Rural Generalists who support this service in conjunction with support from Christchurch and the wider General / Internal Medicine department. We are working closely with Canterbury DHB to establish a transalpine service, which will support the incumbent Physician and Rural Generalist workforce to provide both inpatient and outpatient services across the Coast. This presents a great opportunity for generalists with an interest in extended scope of internal medicine across primary and secondary care to help us evolve the service.

The WCDHB is specifically recruiting for experienced Rural Generalists with either a FDRHM or FRNZCGP, or evidence of recent practice in procedural Obstetrics, or experience in internal / general medicine. Minimum qualifications must include either being a FDRHM or FRNCZGP in New Zealand or  FACRRM or a /FARGP in Australia with adv. DRANZCOG (Obstetrics) or other scope as required (Medicine; Mental Health, etc). The capability to work in Primary Care is a core value to this model & satisfactory references are a prerequisite. 

If you are keen on a lifestyle challenge, living in a naturally stunning part of the world, part of the team overseeing the deployment of a Rural Generalist model in NZ and have the above credentials then please forward your details and CV to us. This is a chance to see the coast evolve into a rural centre of excellence and we need you! If you want to have an informative chat with one of our team, please feel free to make that request and we will respond.


What’s Next

Candidates must be eligible for registration to practice as a doctor in New Zealand so please check your eligibility with the MCNZ and then drop us an email so that our recruitment team can contact you to discuss options.

Please apply online via our careers website or for further questions and a copy of the position description, please contact: Amy Walker | Recruitment Specialist


Applicants will be progressed as they apply, so if this sounds like you, please apply now! 


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Permanent, Permanent/Full Time, Permanent/Part Time, Locum

Job no: WC238132

Location: Greymouth

Closing Date: Apply now!