About the Job

Head Medical are seeking post foundation doctors seeking an out of programme experience within General Surgery.  You will be based in Whangarei Hospital, sub-tropical New Zealand.

  • Relaxed lifestyle in a subtropical climate just 2 hours from Auckland

  • Gateway to the beautiful Bay of Islands, world class diving and sailing, and other relaxing lifestyle options

  • June commencement (12-month contract)

The Hospital

The Hospital is a 246 bed Regional hospital providing secondary care services to a population of approximately 194,000. You will be part of a dynamic team working closely with Consultants, allowing you to widen your practice as your skills grow

This is a great opportunity to work as part of a supportive team.  The General Surgery Department is active in research with opportunities  for presentations and publications.  Working closely with Consultants, you will gain exposure to general surgical, colorectal, breast and oncoplastic, upper GI,  melanoma, endocrine and laparoscopic surgeons and have the opportunity to learn and undertake endoscopy and minor procedure plastics and skin lesion removals. There is an active clinical trailing programme with didactic sessions, interactive based teaching, journal club and video conferencing.

The Location

Whangarei is called the “Meeting place of the Pacific” because of its many international yachting visitors and the Northland region boasts some of the most scenic and exciting coastal areas of NZ in a subtropical climate. Its rich in Māori and European history, some of the oldest traces of Māori settlement can be found here and newcomers will experience a real connection with the culture and way of life.

With its high sunshine hours and fantastic natural environment, including white sandy beaches and native forests, it has the reputation of being one of the country’s premier tourist and lifestyle destinations, and is a popular holiday choice for both Kiwis and international visitors. As a result, the region has developed into a real melting pot of cultures, which provides valuable exposure and experiences both professionally and socially.

You can enjoy al fresco dining, world class scuba diving, fishing, sailing, golfing, surfing, swimming with dolphins and so much more. Popular water recreation areas include the Bay of Islands and Poor Knights Islands Reserves.

Whangarei has a busy domestic airport, as well as easy access transport links to Auckland, New Zealand’s largest city which is only a two-hour drive away.

Find out more about Whangarei and the Northland 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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