About the Job

Head Medical have opportunities suited to post foundation doctors considering a career path within Emergency Medicine.  You will join a supportive team and be based in Hamilton.

  • City lifestyle, just 90 minutes south of Auckland
  • Tertiary referral centre and large teaching hospital (600 bed)
  • Enjoy restaurants and cafes, arts and culture, major sporting events
  • Easy access to the rest of the North Island, beautiful beaches, national parks, lakes and mountains
  • December 2023 / January 2024 start date

The Role

The Hospital in Hamilton is one of the largest tertiary teaching hospitals with over 600 inpatient beds and 22 operating theatres and provides local services for a population of 200,000 and tertiary services for a region of 700,000. Waikato serves the largest Māori population and third largest Pacific population in Aotearoa New Zealand.   Clinical specialities include Women’s and Children Services, Cardiology / Cardiothoracic Surgery, Oncology and Haematology, Surgical services, and Mental Health and Addiction. The Hospital is the Midland regional referral centre for multiple specialties including trauma surgery, oncology, and neurology. 

The Emergency Department major referral centre seeing approximately 90,000 presentations per year with a 36% admission rate; 20% of presentations are Paediatric. The Hospital is a referral centre for major trauma, cardiology and Emergency Medicine is involved in leading the acute multidisciplinary management of referrals from other District Health Boards. The team consists of 23 Registrars, 5 Senior House Officers, 9 Emergency Nurse Specialists, and one nurse practitioner.   

The Location

Situated right on the banks of the mighty Waikato River, Hamilton is the 4th largest city in NZ and it continues to expand. Key to this growth is its central location, easy access to other parts of the country and its affordability.

Auckland is only a 90 minute drive north and Tauranga is just over an 1hr to the east.  The west coast and east coast beaches are within easy reach at weekends from Raglan, Mount Maunganui, Waihi Beach and of course, the stunning Coromandel Peninsula. And don't forget the 18 tranquil lakes towards Rotorua, also just 1hr 30mins away. 

Enjoy the premier ski fields during ski season at Turangi and Whakapapa. Nearby Lake Karapiro hosts national rowing and dragonboat regattas each summer. The FMG Stadium Waikato hosts a range of top quality sports from rugby league, rugby sevens and football. Seddon Park is home to cricket in the Waikato, with large cricket events in the summer (the Blackcaps taking on visiting international teams). It's also not far to drive to Hobbiton, which is a great place to take the family for a day out.  Find out more about the lifestyle in Hamilton here

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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