About the Job

Head Medical are seeking post foundation doctors possessing a minimum of 6 months Emergency Medicine experience for positions in sub-tropical Whangarei.  

  • Relaxed lifestyle in a subtropical climate just 2 hours from Auckland
  • ED sees 40,000 patients annually, of which 25% are paediatric
  • Active Clinical training programme
  • Gateway to the beautiful Bay of Islands, world class diving and sailing, and other relaxing lifestyle options
  • April 2024 commencement - 12 month contract 

The Hospital

The Hospital is a 246 bed Regional hospital providing secondary care services to a population of approximately 194,000. You will be part of a dynamic team working closely with Consultants, allowing you to widen your practice as your skills grow

The Hospital covers an area of 12,600 square kilometres with a population of approximately 170,000, 32% of whom identify as Māori. The ED provides emergency services for this entire area from four locations including Whangarei Hospital (base) and three small regional hospitals located in Kaitaia, Dargaville and the Bay of Islands. The hospital also has a 7 bed Intensive Care Unit and High Dependency Unit - Helicopter retrievals and transfers. There is an active clinical trailing programme with didactic sessions, interactive based teaching, journal club and video conferencing.

The Location

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Whangarei is called the “Meeting place of the Pacific” because of its many international yachting visitors and the Northland region boasts some of the most scenic and exciting coastal areas of NZ in a subtropical climate. Its rich in Maori and European history, some of the oldest traces of Maori settlement can be found here and newcomers will experience a real connection with the culture and way of life.

With its high sunshine hours and fantastic natural environment, including white sandy beaches and native forests, it has the reputation of being one of the country’s premier tourist and lifestyle destinations, and is a popular holiday choice for both Kiwis and international visitors. As a result, the region has developed into a real melting pot of cultures, which provides valuable exposure and experiences both professionally and socially.

You can enjoy al fresco dining, world class scuba diving, fishing, sailing, golfing, surfing, swimming with dolphins and so much more. Popular water recreation areas include the Bay of Islands and Poor Knights Islands Reserves.

Whangarei has a busy domestic airport, as well as easy access transport links to Auckland, New Zealand’s largest city which is only a two-hour drive away

Find out more about Whangarei and the Northland region

What Head Medical can do for you

Arranging a position overseas is very exciting, but we understand that it can also be daunting and time consuming. We’re the UK’s specialist in international medical recruitment and we’ve helped many Doctors relocate since we first started out in 2008 (you can read what people have said about working with us on our testimonials page). We know it’s important to balance career opportunities with lifestyle and we’ll talk through your plans and will get to know you to make sure we find the right role in the right location.  Once we have secured a job for you, we’ll manage the Medical Registration and Visa application process, and support you (and your family) with the relocation itself.

For a discussion about this role or
other opportunities contact Sharon today.

sharon@headmedical.com / +44 (0) 131 240 5276

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