Putaruru - 695989

General Practitioner Putaruru, Waikato view map

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• Experience the heart land of New Zealand
• Beautiful natural surrounds and a tight knit community
• Enthusiastic, friendly team


We are seeking a keen permanent or fixed term doctor who is available to work from four to nine sessions per week with no on-call requirements. This is a very busy role, where flexibility and a can-do, friendly attitude are key.  The practice has a friendly staff and good team culture. You will be working in a family orientated community, with lots of diversity and scope for opportunity.


This practice is the town’s largest medical centre employing three General Practitioners.  The centrally located, purpose-built premises include five large consulting rooms, two A + E rooms, a nurses station and facilities for visiting specialists, which include Ear Nurse Specialist, Osteopath, Podiatrist, Mental Health Service, Counselling Service; Cardiac Nurse Specialist; Diabetes Nurse Specialist; Sport Waikato. A Pathology Lab service are available on site.  The practice is well-equipped and offers a supportive environment. 

The practice has a patient pool of 4988; with around 25 - 30 patients seen by each GP per day.  The local population has a high proportion of Māori patients and elderly residents, of mostly a low to medium socioeconomic status.


Putaruru http://www.newzealand.com/int/putaruru/ is a friendly farming and timber town with a population of 3700 people. It is located in the centre of the North Island, 35 minutes from the thermal wonderland of Rotorua http://www.rotoruanz.com/, an hour from the beautiful beaches of Tauranga, an hour from Taupo and two hours from the ski fields of Tongariro National Park. There is an 18 hole golf course which is one of the best in New Zealand and another in Tirau 10 minutes north on SH1 and there is trout fishing for the keen angler. If walking is your passion you can discover the magic of Mount Mangatautari, our unique inland pest-free native reserve, or you can stroll along the river trails that border the Waikato and Waihou Rivers. Numerous cycle ways are available for the keen cyclist.

Please have a look at the Waikato/Hamilton region here. 

How to apply

Email us for more information - enquiries@nzlocums.com.

Alternatively, contact Jacinta Sanders, Team Leader for a confidential discussion on +64 4 495 5871.

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