About the Job


Te Whatu Ora – Whanganui, is a 35-bed medical unit providing General Medical services for the people of the Whanganui rohe/region. Our primary aim is to ensure the people in our community get the services they need to help them be as healthy and independent as possible.

The Whanganui region offers the opportunity to explore the natural beauty of New Zealand's North Island. Whether you are into water sports, cycling or mountain activities, you will have all of these at your doorstep. As one of the oldest settled towns in New Zealand, Whanganui also boasts a thriving culture and arts scene, including the Royal Opera House. Additionally, you are still close enough to Wellington or Auckland for a quick visit, but you won't miss the congestion or the cost of living.

About the role

We seek General Medical Physicians / Hospitalists to join our highly skilled team in a permanent, full-time position starting 2025. This might suit a current Registrar looking to secure their first Consultant position.

This critical position will see successful candidates working within a small team and providing General Medical / Physician services during ward rounds.

You will also attend 2 outpatient clinics and an ECG stress clinic each week. There are opportunities for additional clinics if desired and also the ability for candidates to further their training and negotiate a sub-speciality practice. You will also support other departments within the hospital, providing support and advice to the emergency department and critical care units.

Supporting our Registrars and Resident Medical Officers, you will be able to draw on support from our link with Wellington's training programme and will serve as a mentor for these more junior physicians.

What's in it for you

In addition to joining a highly-skilled and dedicated team in a picturesque part of the North Island, you will receive an attractive remuneration package of $316,252 - $405,775 depending on experience plus 6% Kiwi Saver. You will also enjoy a range of additional benefits and allowances, including:

  • Ongoing training and development opportunities, including financial support up to $16,000 per year for continuing medical training
  • Relocation assistance to ensure a smooth transition for you
  • Opportunities to mentor and develop more junior doctors/physicians
  • The relaxed lifestyle living in a picturesque region location provides

You will join an organisation that genuinely cares about its people and has created systems to ensure patient workload is manageable and that staff enjoy exceptional work-life balance.

About you

To succeed in these positions, you will have completed your residency/ registrar training in Internal Medicine and are a fellow of The Royal Australian College of Physicians (FRACP) or are eligible to hold vocational registration with the Medical Council of NZ as a Physician. 

You will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, allowing you to effectively interact with a diverse range of internal and external stakeholders. Strong teamwork skills will enable you to work effectively with your team and other departments.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please apply online and attach an up to date copy of your CV for consideration. 

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

alasdairl@headmedical.com / 0131 357 1848

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