General Practitioner or Rural Hospital Doctor career in Aotearoa, New Zealand

Making a difference - it's what you do. But what about what you need?         

Like more space, and more to do on your days off - or less. You've got nature at your fingertips, a team you can count on and a warm welcome. We've got it all covered in Aotearoa, New Zealand.      

Discover a General Practitioner or Rural Hospital Doctor career in Aotearoa, New Zealand:      

We’re looking to fill multiple roles across New Zealand in both General Practices and Rural Hospitals. We have roles available to suit everyone, including flexible working, full-time, part-time, locum and casual opportunities.   

You can choose your working hours, to have a healthy work-life balance, make lasting connections with patients and work through complex yet rewarding challenges in one of the most beautiful places in the world! 

Whether you want to spend more time at the beach or dedicate some time to further studies, we have a position that will work best for you.    

About GP/Rural Hospital Doctors in New Zealand: 

Specialist General Practitioners and Rural Hospital doctors are the first point of contact for most New Zealanders who have a health concern and 90% of medical problems are dealt with in a General Practice.  

Our doctors are more than just an individual in a clinic. They become part of their communities’ well-being. With a diverse population of over 5 million, we need more GPs and rural hospital doctors.   

On average, of General Practitioners in New Zealand: 

  • 64% work in GP-owned practices 
  • 58% identify as female 
  • 51% work full-time 
  • 38% are international medical graduates 
  • 48% of rural hospital doctors got their first medical degree overseas 

About this opportunity of a lifetime: 

To practice in New Zealand, you need to be registered with the Medical Council of New Zealand. Depending on your level of qualification, and what country this was obtained in, there are several different registration pathways to choose from. Our team can help you navigate which pathway is best for you. 

You’ll receive certain benefits depending on where you choose to go, but you’ll also receive the standard entitlements given to workers in New Zealand, including 10 days of sick leave per year, and four weeks of annual leave per week 

We are dedicated to our commitment to diversity and inclusion, welcoming individuals from all walks of life and backgrounds. Our commitment is to both representing and ensuring that every voice is heard, and valued, and contributes to our dynamic and inclusive culture.    

Helping you make the move:    

General Practitioners are on Tier 1 of New Zealand's Green List which means you are eligible for the Straight to Residence Visa and can apply for New Zealand residency before you arrive, provided you have a job offer from us.    

Our Candidate Support Team and partners provide one-to-one personalised support throughout your journey to your new home in Aotearoa, New Zealand. This includes matching you with a district that best suits your lifestyle and career aspirations, as well as help with visas and immigration, relocation, and settlement support.    

Join us in paradise – apply now!    

If you’re ready to be part of an innovative, progressive and passionate team whilst exploring all that our country has to offer - we have the role for you - providing you with the best of both worlds.     

It's never been easier to start a new adventure - and we have a team to help you every step of the way.    

Come on over to Aotearoa, New Zealand, and make a difference, somewhere different.