About the Job

We have General Medicine opportunities located in New Plymouth.  Positions are suited to post foundation doctors who may be considering General Medicine as their long-term career path.  There are numerous opportunities to broaden clinical skills and knowledge.

  • Access to beautiful beaches and seasonal premier ski fields 
  • Easy commute to and from work
  • Training opportunities include MTD meetings as well as weekly journal clubs and CME.
  • Relaxed family living surrounded by a stunning landscape
  • December 2023 start dates

The Role

Taranaki District Health Board serves a population of 118,000 and this role is based in New Plymouth, the main city within the Taranaki Province. 

There are 6 Consultants within the General Medicine department with a variety of subspecialty interests including Cardiology, Endocrinology, Gastroenterology, Renal, Respiratory and Rheumatology. As part of the team, you will be responsible to your consultant for the day-to-day clinical management of the teams’ patients including the admission and clerking of acute admissions and attend ward rounds.  In addition, you will also conduct outpatient clinics as required. 

You will enjoy a diverse clinical mix and enjoy working in a multicultural workforce and being based in a friendly coastal community. There are several training opportunities including MTD meetings as well as weekly journal clubs and CME.

The Location

The Taranaki region is known for its stunning natural landscape, which lends itself to all manner of outdoor activities from the mountains to the sea, and has been the backdrop for numerous well-known blockbuster movies filmed here in NZ.

The temperate climate and high sunshine hours (3rd highest in NZ), combined with a welcoming and multicultural community, makes it a really dynamic and enjoyable place to live. Housing is affordable and the schooling is excellent.

Famous for its Surf Highway 45 - featuring some of the best surfing and windsurfing spots in New Zealand – as well as annual music (WOMAD) and art festivals, premier golfing and ski fields, triathlons and Half Ironman competitions, fantastic mountain biking trails and hiking trails, means that New Plymouth as a city caters to all lifestyles and all ages.

Equidistant from both Auckland and Wellington with a 4.5 hr drive (or a 50 minute flight), it’s a great setting right on the coast and particularly attractive to families who want to make Taranaki and New Plymouth their new home.

Find out more about the Taranaki 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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