About the Job

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Considering a year out of programme?

Head Medical have opportunities within General Medicine suited to post foundation doctors located in Blenheim, commencing March 2023.

  • March 2023 start dates
  • 12-month contract
  • Enjoy life and work in a region famous for sunshine, its sauvignon blanc and the gorgeous Marlborough Sounds!

 The Hospital

The Nelson and Marlborough region has a population of approximately 145,000. There are two main hospitals, Nelson Hospital in Nelson with 140 patient beds and Wairau Hospital in Blenheim with approximately 65 patient beds.  You will play an integral part in the team and enjoy the benefits of working with consultants one to one in a smaller hospital environment with several opportunities to develop clinical knowledge and procedural skills.

The Location

This is an incredible region of New Zealand boasting some of the highest sunshine hours (2,438) per year and renowned for its breath-taking natural landscapes, from long golden beaches to rugged mountains and untouched forests.

The town has a number of cafes and restaurants on the sea front where you can enjoy the various artisan foot outlets.  You can also enjoy popular walkways along the Taylor River Reserve or conquer the Queen Charlotte track!

The picturesque seaside town of Picton is an easy 30 minute drive and a base for ferries that link the main islands of New Zealand and the heart of the Marlborough Sounds.  

Outdoor activities include sea kayaking, sailing, tramping, rafting, fishing, diving, mountain biking, sea swims, walking and skiing. Or take in a moment and enjoy being at one of the many spectacular beaches. In addition to the many world-renowned wineries based throughout the Nelson and Marlborough region, there are boutique breweries.  This is certainly a location able to offer a wonderful work/life balance.

Find out more about the region 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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