Surrounded by water and islands, Auckland is a great place to anchor your working life and make the most of everything on offer; the cuisine, culture and coastal scenery, the newly revitalised waterfront districts like the Wynyard Quarter, and hip shopping and dining precincts like City Works Depot and Britomart.
Close by are the wild west coast beaches and the Hauraki Gulf and islands, including beautiful Waiheke Island and its vineyard restaurants.
So, what about work? Auckland is served by four busy public hospitals, several private hospitals (including Mercy Ascot, the largest private hospital in NZ) and many private clinics. There are usually a number of job opportunities for Doctors and other health professionals on offer at any given time. Here’s an overview.
Waitemata District Health Board (DHB) serves the largest DHB population in the country - more than 560,000 people. It is also the second fastest growing of New Zealand's 20 DHBs.
Waitemata DHB employs around 6,800 people in more than 30 different locations and manages a budget of over a billion dollars a year, serving residents of North Shore City, Waitakere City and the Rodney district.
Waitemata DHB operates North Shore Hospital, on the shores of Lake Pupuke in Takapuna, and Waitakere Hospital in west Auckland.
Auckland District Health Board is a major provider of health care services to people domiciled in the district and to people from elsewhere.
They have approximately 10,000 staff employed in the provider arm which equates to a little over 8,000 full-time equivalent positions (FTE).
Auckland DHB has three major facilities: Auckland City Hospital (Grafton) which is New Zealand's largest public hospital, Greenlane Clinical Centre (Greenlane) and the Buchanan Rehabilitation Centre (Pt Chevalier). Each year they have approximately 150,000 inpatient events, 100,000 First Specialist Assessments, and 250,000 Follow-Up contacts.
Auckland City Hospital is New Zealand's largest public hospital as well as the largest clinical research facility. There are approximately one million patient contacts each year, including local hospital and outpatient services. The hospital has the largest elective surgery delivery system in New Zealand with 22,000 elective discharges, approximately 52% of which are for other DHB populations.
It's also the largest trainer of doctors in the country with approximately 1,477 medical staff of whom about 685 are in various stages of training.
Middlemore is the largest hospital operated by Counties Manukau DHB. They offer secondary-level (hospital and specialist) care and a selected range of community and domiciliary services for the population of Counties Manukau - the area that stretches from Otahuhu to Port Waikato.
Middlemore Hospital is one of the largest tertiary teaching hospitals in New Zealand. Annually, they admit more than 91,000 in-patients, and handle in excess of 354,000 day-patients and outpatient attendances. They employ around 4,700 staff (4,100 full time equivalents).
The hospital provides niche specialist tertiary services for regional and national consumers in orthopaedic and plastic surgery, burns, spinal injury rehabilitation, renal dialysis, and neonatal intensive care.
Other Facilities include inpatient services at Kidz First Children's Hospital, the Manukau Surgery Centre, Pukekohe Hospital, Franklin Memorial Hospital, Botany Downs Maternity Unit and Papakura Maternity Unit as well as dedicated mental health and rehabilitation units. Outpatient services are primarily provided at Manukau SuperClinic™ and Botany SuperClinic™.
For more information about current opportunities at these hospitals and private hospitals and clinics around Auckland, contact us now!