About the Job

Head Medical have House Officer opportunities suited to post foundation doctors within General Medicine/ Relief.  You will be based in the beautiful Bay of Plenty region.

  • Opportunities based at Tauranga Hospital and Whakatane Hospital
  • Enjoy the surf, or Paddle your way around the Tauranga coastline!
  • Beautiful natural surroundings and marine life – white sandy beaches, stunning sunrises, native forest & birds, dolphins and orcas
  • Rotations available: General Medicine and Relief
  • Salary NZ $94,618-$110,857 ( depending on experience)

The Hospital

There are two hospitals in the region, Whakatāne hospital has 110 beds, and Tauranga Hospital with 359 beds. The Medical Service provides specialist services across the Bay of Plenty district, which incorporates two hospital sites in Tauranga and Whakatāne (1 hour drive down the coast), delivering general internal medicine inpatient and outpatient services, plus a range of sub-speciality services.

The Location

A beach with palm trees and a small island

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Tauranga is now the 5th largest city in New Zealand with an urban population of 151,300 (regionally 255,102) and is only a 2.5 hour drive south of Auckland. It has always been a premier destination, but with the strong NZ economy and a buoyant housing market, Tauranga is now the fastest growing city in New Zealand.

Tauranga, and in particular the suburb of Mount Maunganui, is well known for many things - the mountain (Mauao), the sunshine, the café and restaurant scene, the surfing, the white sandy beaches and natural salt water hotpools, the local markets with fresh produce, the safe and family-friendly lifestyle with excellent schools, and high-end real estate.

Whakatāne is  1 hour’s drive from Tauranga City and 3.5 hours from Auckland, the region features some of the best beaches in NZ, such as Ōhope, Pukehina and Ōhiwa as well as Mount Maunganui and Papamoa further up the coast – the warm and sunny climate makes it ideal for those who love the great outdoors and the beach life.  Locals enjoy easy access to a fantastic untouched natural environment, which lends itself to such outdoor pastimes as surfing, paddle boarding, fishing, sailing, swimming, mountain biking, hill walking, golfing and more.

There is a domestic airport with regular daily flights to Auckland's International airport (35 minutes).

Don’t just take our word for it, visit this link for more lifestyle information: Bay of Plenty Region

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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