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GP with experience in Addiction Medicine, Northland - North Island - New Zealand

General Practitioner - General Practitioner
Ref: 4633 Date Posted: Wednesday 18 Oct 2017
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We have a unique and very exciting opportunity for a General Practitioner who has a special interest and experience in Addition Medicine in Whangarei, Northland on the North Island of New Zealand. 

  • Newly established role
  • Base salary ranges from $155k - $219k plus relocation
  • Full time, permanent position (12 months may also be considered) 
  • Based in Whangarei Hospital whilst providing support to three smaller district hospitals
  • Applications welcome from medical practitioners with addiction medicine training & experience

This particular position has been created from additional investment to assist people with problems related to methamphetamine use and will join the senior medical team offering addictions services. This is a unique opportunity to join a new programme with a high level of co-operation between police and health services which aims to be at the forefront of innovation in care.

There are few places in the world that can match what Northland has to offer. A subtropical climate, clean fresh air, miles of beautiful coastline characterised by rocky headlands, sheltered harbours, sandy bays, mangrove flats, stunning off shore islands coupled with rolling green pastureland, wild primordial forests, limestone features and old volcanoes, make this environment a fascinating place to live and explore. Northland is bounded to the west by the Tasman Sea, and to the east by the Pacific Ocean. The central district is dotted with the conical reminders of long extinct volcanoes, surrounded by sought after volcanic soils. The western coast is dominated by several long straight beaches, the most famous of which is Ninety Mile Beach.

Why NZ?

New Zealand is becoming more and more a location of choice for those who previously considered Australia as the most desirable location down under. Its rapid growth compared to other developed countries has recently been referred to as a “rock star economy” and it was voted the best place in world to raise a family by the 2014 HSBC Expat Explorer Survey, with the report describing it as “an ideal destination to raise active, outdoorsy and healthy children.”

Medical professionals are well-remunerated and enjoy good working conditions and an excellent work life balance in New Zealand. There’s never been a better time to look more closely at what NZ has to offer:

  • No geographical restrictions – opportunities in major cities, towns, coastal, and rural locations
  • Great transport links, most locations fly to International Airports making flight connections to/from NZ easy
  • Excellent educational system, with private and public schools as well as a number of tertiary institutions
  • Strong real estate market and affordable housing to suit your style – apartment, townhouse, or lifestyle block 
  • Living well and feeling healthy is embraced as a lifestyle for all the family
  • Explore the great outdoors from beaches to mountains, see dolphins, whales and native birds
  • Incredible scenery and diverse wildlife

We are Licenced New Zealand Immigration Advisors and provide support & advice

Next Steps

We have assisted many Doctors in making the move to New Zealand and we’d be delighted to discuss the options with you in strictest confidence. You can read what people have said about working with us on our testimonials page

We also offer a referral reward if you refer a Friend and we place them! Click here for details



If this sounds like the perfect job you can apply using the blue button below. Or if you’d like to find out more about this job or have an informal chat, please get in touch with us:

Debbie Kirk

Recruitment Consultant

Tel: +44 (0)131 240 5279