Balclutha - 564447

General Practitioner Balclutha, New Zealand view map

Start date:
January to April 2018

 • Friendly, supportive team
 • Huge range of outdoor activities available
 • Explore a beautiful area of the South Island


We are looking for a permanent General Practitioner to join a practice in the tranquil river town of Balclutha for up to 10 sessions per week.  This tight knit team are looking for a natural team player who enjoys clinical variety and has a strong focus on patient quality.


Community owned and Cornerstone accredited the teaching practice is part of a modern, nationally recognised, integrated family health centre.  The facility incorporates the general practice, a primary maternity unit, a 15 bed medical ward, outpatient clinics, radiology and laboratory services along with a large community and allied health team. You will join six other GPs Registrars, Nurse Practitioner, Emergency Clinician and a large, supportive team of Practice Nurses.  

The practice has an estimated patient roll of 8100, operating weekday’s from 9am to 9pm and from 9am to 6pm on weekends. The GPs see on average 20-22 patients per day with 15 minute appointments, plus 1 hour of administration time per day. There are no weekend or on call requirements.


Balclutha is situated on the banks of the Clutha River, with Dunedin (the closest city) only an hour’s drive to the North. Balclutha is the gateway to the picturesque Catlins area and the Southern Scenic Route featuring spectacular coastal scenery and wildlife, with numerous outdoor recreational opportunities on offer. Expect rocky headlands, waterfalls and lakes, to yellow-eyed penguins, seals and dolphins. A good shopping centre catering for the local’s everyday needs is complemented by those in Dunedin with its abundance of fine restaurants and city shopping. There are several schools within Balclutha, with tertiary education available within the district. Balclutha offers the best of both worlds with rural living and a relaxed lifestyle with access to beaches and rivers, yet still close to a major city for dining, theatre and arts. 

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How to apply

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Alternatively, contact Melissa Sommerville, Relationship Manager for a confidential discussion on +64 4 495 5880.


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