General Surgeon


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 prides itself in being at the forefront of Rural Healthcare in Aotearoa.  Being a Rural Health System is not simply a result of the setting in which we work, it means every staff member working to their full potential and striving for full integration of every single element of our business to create a world class healthcare experience. We are seeking a General Surgeon who is passionate about rural healthcare and Rural Generalism.


What you’ll do with your time

Te Nikau Hospital and Health Centre opened in late 2020. The level of this facility is above that normally expected for population base of 33,000. There is a comprehensive road and air retrieval and transfer system, as well as a modern CCU.

We have a transalpine alliance with Canterbury, through this you will benefit from the support of your surgical colleagues in Christchurch Hospital, and be able to participate in joint educational and audit activities. Your role will encompass a broad range of general surgical activities and will include endoscopy, acute (on-call) services, in-patient and out-patient responsibilities as well as the supervision and general training of junior medical staff



What we are about

We are unique and like no other in New Zealand with a close-knit community where your work will make a real difference. 

We will help you grow as a leader in rural health with a continued focus on your career development. 

We continue to break new ground and shape our health system to wrap care around patients in their communities. 


Why us

We have a great team and a wonderful work and community environment. This isn’t a job for just anyone, joining us means sharing our goals and values and being dedicated to this community and our team as we seek to become a centre of excellence in rural health care. We offer competitive benefits, flexible working arrangements and a relocation scheme to candidates who will join us in this. 


What’s Next

If this role does not match your skills please visit our careers website for more opportunities within our organisation.

Apply online, or to find out more information, please contact Simon Liddy



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



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Permanent/Full Time

Job no: PC1243376

Location: Greymouth

Closing Date: Apply Now