About the Job

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We are seeking SHO level doctors who are keen to pursue a career within General Medicine.  You will be based in Gisborne,  a small city (regional population 47,000 with 30,000 in the city itself), but for those who love the outdoors and a beautiful natural environment, you won’t get a better location to enjoy the relaxed NZ lifestyle.

  • Relaxed coastal living
  • Enjoy paddleboarding, surfing, fishing, hiking, swimming, cycling, jetskiing, golfing, kitesurfing, windsurfing, boating.... and more
  • See diverse marine life; dolphins, whales and orcas

The Hospital

This is a comprehensive, well-equipped secondary hospital with modern facilities. Services include: gynaecology, obstetrics, child health, medicine, general surgery, orthopaedics, mental health & addiction services, intensive and coronary care, assessment and rehabilitation, emergency department, laboratory, radiology, physiotherapy, dietetics, orthotics, occupational therapy, audiology, social work, domiciliary care and palliative care. As part of the range of services, the hospital also provides public health, health promotion, primary care and community based mental health services.

They have established systems for tertiary support and clinical backup with Waikato Hospital, Auckland Hospital and Starship Hospital. This includes clinical advice and urgent transfer if required.

The Hospital is committed to the needs of Maori who make up 65% of admissions to the hospital and form 46.2% of the region’s total population. There is also an active focus on Maori Health issues and respecting Maori culture and customs with regards to patient care. For those not from New Zealand, this provides valuable exposure and experiences both professionally and socially

The Location

Gisborne features a prevalent café culture and restaurants which serve locally sourced fresh produce and award-winning wines from local boutique vineyards. Local schools are excellent and real estate is affordably priced – there is something ideal to suit your needs from apartments, townhouses, something more rural (lifestyle block) or close to Wainui Beach. Gisborne enjoys warm summers (up to mid-30s) and mild winters and is considered one of the sunniest places in New Zealand. It’s also the first place to see the sunrise every morning.

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 and hill walking etc. It’s also a popular holiday destination for other visiting Kiwis in the summertime, drawn to the hot summer weather, annual music festivals, vineyard tours and surfing competitions. 

The local airport has regular daily flights to Auckland and Wellington airports (1 hr flights), making international connections easy, as well as making other domestic destinations such as Queenstown and the Bay of Islands easily accessible

Additionally, you’re only a few hours drive from stunning Tauranga city and surrounding beaches in the Bay of Plenty, and the beautiful Hawke’s Bay region.

Over the years, many international medical specialists have also made their way to Gisborne for the lifestyle, particularly those from the UK and the USA. This means that along with the experienced New Zealand Specialists, there is a wealth of medical expertise across the multidisciplinary team.

Find out more about Gisborne and the Tairawhiti region here.

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

sharon@headmedical.com / +44 (0) 131 240 5276

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