RMO Annual Recruitment 2025 | West Coast

Mō mātou | About Us

The West Coast of the South Island is a rugged, isolated and beautiful part of Aotearoa New Zealand.  From Karamea in the north, to Haast in the south, the coast is the largest geographical Te Whata Ora locality, but with a small population of 32,500.  Providing health care in this environment is without doubt challenging, and the team here have fully adopted a Rural Generalist Model to ensure an equitable, high level of care is delivered to our community.  The Rural Generalist team is flexible, multi-disciplinary and highly skilled – joining us will provide you with a raft of experience within the framework of our rural hospital and community-based services.  Outside of work, the West Coast will also challenge and amaze you – bring your tramping boots, surfboard, mountain bike and kayak - you will need them all!

This is the time to come to the West Coast. We have a new purpose-built facility opened in August 2020, Te Nikau Hospital and Health Centre and are leading the way in an exciting new chapter of Rural Medicine as well as being one of the first areas to roll out localities under the new Te Whatu Ora health system.  You can find out more about the West Coast HERE  and HERE

The Roles

We offer an ideal setting for trainees in Rural Hospital Medicine, Urgent Care, Emergency Medicine and General Practice Medical programs.

We are accredited for training programmes:

·  Rural Hospital Medicine training focused on ED, General Medicine, General Surgery

·  GP Training

·  ACEM  -  special skills placement:  Rural & Remote Hospital Medicine (preliminary accreditation, pending named trainee application)

What’s in it for Me?

·  Skilled teaching and Supervision from our Senior Medical Team

·  Excellent exposure to SMO’s and procedures

·  Great lifestyle

·  Diverse range of medical experience

You will Enjoy

·  Experience the very best of the great outdoors – suitable for both thrill-seekers and observers.

·  Live in a family-friendly environment, with facilities and schools nearby

Skills & Experience

·  You must have completed PGY2

·  You must be eligible for general or provisional general registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand. You can check your eligibility by visiting the Council’s website at www.mcnz.org.nz

How to Apply

If you meet the above criteria, then please click the “Apply Now” button below. Applications will only be accepted online.

You will need to submit:

·  Electronic copies of your CV and covering letter, and

·  Contact details for three referees

For further information, email Barbara.Cook@wcdhb.health.nz or sally.peet@wcdhb.health.nz


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Permanent/Full Time

Job no: EIAO4248549

Location: Hokitika, Reefton, South Westland, West Coast, Buller and Northern Areas, Greymouth

Closing Date: Friday, 26 July 2024