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) with recognised advanced skills in Obstetrics or Anaesthetics 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 loom as the opening of its brand new approximately 60 bed hospital, Te Nikau, is anticipated for August 2020. Services include Primary Care, Emergency Department, Inpatient services, Surgical services with incumbent and visiting surgeons, Maternity services, Mental Health, in-house laboratory, Imaging Department including CT and Ultrasound, Pharmacy and Allied Health teams in support. 

The Women’s Health team is well supported by an incumbent O&G specialist, 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.

Anaesthetic services has one incumbent FANZCA and one FRCA colleague and provides intrapartum analgesia and anaesthetics for the surgical and endoscopy services. The new hospital will have three “state of the art” operating theatres.

The WCDHB is specifically recruiting for experienced Rural Generalists with evidence of recent practice in procedural Obstetrics or Anaesthetics. Minimum qualifications must include either being a FACRRM or a /FARGP with advDRANZCOG (Obstetrics) or JCCA (Anaesthetics). 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, being part of the team, the deployment of a Rural Generalist model in NZ and have the above credentials then please forward your details and CV to us. 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: Simon Liddy - West Coast DHB Recruitment Lead

Email: or 027 839 5946

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


Permanent/Full Time, Permanent/Part Time, Locum

Job no: WC238132

Location: Greymouth

Closing Date: Apply now!