About the Job

Considering New Zealand for an out of programme experience? 

Head Medical are seeking post foundation doctors for General Medicine opportunities commencing August 2024 located in Whanganui.  

Voted in 2019 and 2020 as the most beautiful small city in the ‘Keep New Zealand Beautiful Awards’, Whanganui offers a relaxed lifestyle for all the family and an opportunity for a fresh, professional challenge and to make a real difference to the community.

  • Relaxed living 2.5 hrs drive north of Wellington, NZ’s capital city

  • Explore the stunning natural environment - Whanganui river, Castlecliff Beach, The ‘Mountains to Sea’ Cycle Trail is the most diverse in NZ… and more.

  • Enjoy mountain biking, hiking, golfing, fishing, boating, kayaking, skiing, beach walks, kitesurfing … and more.

  • Join a supportive team and benefit from working closely with Consultants

  • August 2024 start dates – 12 month contract

You will work closely with Consultants gaining exposure to a diverse range of presentations whilst benefitting from a range of teaching and development opportunities.  Whanganui is located on the West coast of New Zealand's North Island with a wide range of services including general surgery, orthopaedics, ENT, obstetrics and gynaecology, emergency medicine, general medicine, ophthalmology, dentistry and psychiatry. They provide a six-bed critical care unit with tertiary support from Wellington Hospital.

The Location

Whanganui (population: urban 43,000, regional 62,000) has all the facilities that you would expect of a small city, it is also compact and easy to navigate. If you prefer to live a semi-rural relaxed lifestyle, it’s a great place for families with a real sense of community and hospitality with Farmers Markets, little cafes and restaurants, as well as plenty of sporting activities if you want to get involved.

You’re also within easy driving distance of premier ski resorts at Turoa and Whakapapa to the north west, the lush Hawke’s Bay wine region to the east, clean and quiet unspoilt beaches (Surf Highway 45, Castlecliff, Kai Iwi) up and down the West Coast, and of course, to the South is NZ’s capital city of Wellington (2.5 hour drive).

Living here is very affordable, with quality housing and a reputation for its excellent primary and secondary education facilities, there is a lot to offer families of all ages. And the commute to work is circa 5-10 minutes from anywhere in the city – it’s a nice way of life if you prefer not to be in a city and to be close to the ocean. 

There are daily flights from Whanganui to Auckland (1 hr) and Wellington, making international flight connections easy.

Find out more about the lifestyle 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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