General Practitioner - Reefton Medical Centre

On the West Coast, we are leading the way in many respects when it comes to innovations in rural health delivery in New Zealand. We’re all about supportive working relationships between the practices and hospitals; as well as enjoying the unique work relationships that stem from the diverse GP network on the West Coast. With a new hospital due for completion on the West Coast this year, we need someone who is excited to be on that journey to improve as we are. 

If you think that you and your family could benefit from a less frantic, urban existence then consider a change to a rural coastal community.  Trade in your “same old, same old” for a lifestyle where challenging, varied and engaging work is balanced with an array of outdoor activities, such as: hiking, kayaking, mountain biking, horse trekking, hunting and fishing.  

Reefton is located an hour drive from both Westport and Greymouth.  As the GP here, you will support the aged care facility on site and manage routine GP appointments with the flexibility to assist with on call if you wish.  You will be supported by a fantastic team of experienced Rural Nurse Specialists and Rural Hospital Specialists.

Whether you are looking for a long-term locum or a permanent position, we can offer flexible working arrangements that fit in with your lifestyle.  For those who can commit to 12 months or more, we offer very attractive relocation package to assist with your move to the area.  

On the West Coast of the South Island, you’ll rediscover a love of medicine. After a day in which you get the chance to get to know your patients, you’ll have the time and the energy to get out and enjoy the world around you.  

Only candidates who are eligible for registration to practice in New Zealand can be considered, so please check you eligibility with the MCNZ by following this link here.

This is our back yard, make it yours!

To find out more, please contact Tracey Sutherland, Recruitment Specialist at 

Please apply online to be considered for this position



Permanent/Full Time, Permanent/Part Time, Locum

Job no: WC7231281

Location: Reefton

Closing Date: Apply now!