Rural Hospital Generalist Medical Officer - West Coast


Ehara taku I toa takitahi engari, he toa takitini

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


What you’ll do with your time

With several years of experience in rural medicine, emergency medicine or general practice, there’s not much you don’t know about how it works away from the main centres. What you might not have experienced, however is a lifestyle that allows you to be on the beach, in the hills or kayaking on the water five minutes after finishing work for the day. On the West Coast of New Zealand’s South Island, we are looking for the right person to work with our rural hospital medicine team.

Some of the core functions of the role include:

  • Covering the Emergency Department and supporting the junior workforce within the ED; undertake fracture clinic work.
  • Providing paediatric cover in partnership with tertiary paediatric services from CDHB; recent neonate resuscitation will be required or can be arranged.
  • Managing non-operative orthopaedic patients and ward rounds in partnership with CDHB orthopaedic specialists

You will become a member of a focused interdisciplinary team of health professionals providing a range of medical, health care of the elderly and surgical care, and you will enjoy excellent clinical support from other specialists over the hill in Ashburton and Christchurch. The right person will be someone who loves the work they do, and who absolutely loves the idea of working in a small, vibrant community and getting out into the great outdoors.

Here, we do it all - a comprehensive range of inpatient, day patient, outpatient and community based services – which is why are looking for someone who has plenty of experience in rural medicine, emergency medicine or General Practice.  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.

The successful candidate will be offered an attractive relocation and settlement package as well as extra financial incentives to live and work in one of the most spectacular places in New Zealand. 

Why us

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

For more information, please see the position description attached or contact Simon Liddy, Recruitment Specialist at 

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Permanent/Full Time, Permanent/Part Time, Locum

Job no: WC7231285

Location: Greymouth

Closing Date: Apply now!