New Plymouth - Urgent Care - 700979

General Practitioner New Plymouth, Taranaki view map

Start date:
2 July 2018

 • Excellent work-life balance
 • Long-standing medical team
 • Beautiful coastal location


We have a vacancy for a GP or Urgent Care Physician at a New Plymouth based health care centre.

This practice is an urgent care and multi-doctor general practice centre, providing caring and professional health care to the people of New Plymouth and beyond. They provide a broad range of family medical and specialist services along with on-site X-ray facilities and Pharmacy.

The clinic employs a total of nine doctors, with two being rostered on at any given time. Shifts are 8:00am -2:00pm and 2:00pm -8:00am. The clinic is open seven days a week and weekend shifts are shared between the doctors. They also provide an afterhours service 7 days a week, 5:00pm to 8:30am, which is covered by the 3 GP owners.

The urgent care clinic sees around 130 patients per day with a variety of presentations and levels of acuity.

The GP clinic is staffed by three doctors and has around 3000 patients of mixed demographic. The GPs also cover the urgent care when required, and there may be opportunities for urgent care doctors to work in the general practice if interested.

This clinic has a fantastic team of long-standing staff. Doctors enjoy the good work-life balance the roster provides, and although the clinic is busy the work is relatively low-stress, partly due to ability to take time off as required.


New Plymouth District is located in the region of Taranaki, which is on the west coast of the North Island.  It has an estimated population of 74,000 and is a mix of diverse cultures and contemporary styles. New Plymouth is becoming a popular region for visitors, businesses, migrants, refugees and their families. The district is also known for its rugged coastline, world class surfing spots, fertile farming land, major events and, of course, the majestic Mt Taranaki (also known as Mt Egmont). The district offers numerous activities; enjoy a coffee in one of the many cafes, swim at one of the black-sand beaches, wander along the 11km Coastal Walkway, browse through Puke Ariki (a fully-integrated museum and library) or take part in a wide range of sports.

Diversity is celebrated in New Plymouth District. It is a safe, welcoming and community-orientated place to live.

Taranaki is the second largest dairy farming region in New Zealand and this is its primary industry.  Other significant industries are heavy and light engineering, manufacturing, horticulture and tourism. New Plymouth is also the centre of New Zealand’s oil, gas and petrochemical industry, producing the bulk of New Zealand’s petroleum and petrochemical products and contributing billions to the nation’s economy.

Taranaki’s mild climate allows residents and visitors ample opportunity to enjoy the many outdoor activities on offer. Taranaki has more sunshine hours than most of the country while the rainfall is enough to keep the grass green and the fauna flourishing.

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