Whanganui - Medical Director - 530523

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Start date:
February 2018

 • Urgent care specialist for Medical Director role
 • Excellent salary package
 • Picturesque and warm climate


We are seeking a qualified Urgent Care Specialist to take up a Medical Director position, starting February 2018.

The position is 40 hours per week, with 20 of those hours for administration. The clinic is open from 8am to 9pm and employs four urgent care doctors working varying shifts, as well as the local GPs who work on a rotating roster over the weekends.

The clinic is located in a modern building attached to the hospital emergency department. All patients are triaged at reception and sent from there to the ED or urgent care clinic.

Staff here work well together and the environment is open, friendly and collaborative. There is strong collegiality with other urgent care doctors and local GPs.

The ideal candidate will have excellent communication skills and enjoy working with a team. If you are suitably qualified and have either experience or interest in taking up a leadership position, we’d love to hear from you.


The practice provide an excellent salary package, with accommodation and a vehicle if required.


Whanganui is a city on the West Coast of the North Island, and was one of the first cities to be founded in New Zealand. Whanganui means 'big bay' or ‘big harbour', and was named this because of the great river that flows through it. The Whanganui River, New Zealand's longest navigable waterway, runs from Mount Tongariro to the sea. 

It is the country's third-longest river, and has special status owing to its importance to the region's Maori person. In March 2017 it became the world's first natural resource to be given its own legal identity, with the rights, duties and liabilities of a legal person.

Home to approximately 43,000 people, Whanganui is picturesque and has much to show off. It's just a couple of hours' drive from Wellington, Mount Ruapehu and Mount Tongariro, or a quick flight from Auckland. Prominent heritage buildings in the city include the Whanganui Opera House and the Sarjeant Art Gallery. Whanganui is home to New Zealand’s largest arts community with more fine arts, mixed media and glass artists than anywhere else in the country, and boasts the country's only Glass School.

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How to apply

Email sarah@nzlocums.com or call Sarah Maguire on +64 4 495 5888 for a confidential discussion.


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