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General Physician - New Zealand

Consultant - Medicine
Ref: 5073 Date Posted: Wednesday 07 Mar 2018
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We are working together with Bay of Plenty district health board to recruit a General Physician to be based in Whakatane, on the East coast of the North Island.

The Hospital and Role

Bay of Plenty DHB provides health services to 215,000 people in one of the fastest growing regions of New Zealand. Whakatane Hospital, in the Eastern Bay, is a new modern facility which was commissioned in 2015 and delivers secondary level care including acute and elective medical, surgical and paediatric services. The medical service is comprised of 5 physicians providing general services to a diverse population which includes both urban and remote rural areas. The service functions as a collaborative team with the opportunity to develop subspecialty interests in a setting which provides the opportunity to experience interesting and complex medical presentations. There is a high proportion of young families alongside a growing elderly population along with a high incidence of diabetes and respiratory illnesses, therefore candidates with subspecialty interests in endocrinology, respiratory medicine or geriatrics are welcomed.

The Location

Whakatane is only 1 hour drive away from Tauranga City, the 5th largest city in NZ. Real estate is very reasonably priced and properties can range from apartment style living, to large detached houses with a garden, or even lifestyle blocks with a couple of acres of land attached. There are daily flights from Whakatane to Auckland, making international flight connections easy. It’s a very nice way of life if you prefer not to be in a city and to be close to the ocean, the community is welcoming and the living is definitely relaxed.

Find out more about the Bay of Plenty and Whakatane here

Next Steps

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Tina Gesquiere

Recruitment Consultant

Tel: +44 (0)131 240 5258 LinkedIn