You may also think that jobs for doctors are mostly in the main centres of Auckland, Wellington Christchurch or Dunedin.
The reality is that we currently have a number of positions in our regional centres, where the lifestyle is laid back and the cost of living is low. The beauty of living and working in small town New Zealand is that you will gain a sense of balance between work and family life whilst doing what you love. You’ll also be close to all that you dream of; with lakes, rivers, mountains, beaches and wineries on your doorstep.
Renowned for its natural beauty - rural farmland, misty rainforests and pristine golden beaches, The Coromandel is blessed with hundreds of natural hideaways, making it an ideal place to escape, relax and unwind (taken from http://www.thecoromandel.com/) . Thames is nestled in the heart of the Coromandel and you’d be living and working in one of the most beautiful and relaxed places in NZ.
Sitting in the middle of the North Island, on the edge of Lake Taupo, this town is a thriving tourism hub and close to many of New Zealand’s great sites and activities. Whether you enjoy skiing, fishing, boating, or hiking, you’ll find it all in Taupo. Visit http://www.greatlaketaupo.com/ for more about the Taupo lifestyle.
You will be spellbound by the magic of the Northland region; an area where you are never more than 30 minutes from the most glorious beaches and coastline you can imagine. Many people live at the beach and easily commute to work. In summer everyone flocks to Northland with their caravans and boats and the holiday vibe makes it a fantastic place to be. Visit http://www.northlandnz.com/ for some stunning photos and information.
ED physicians provide just as vital a service in our smaller towns as they do in the big smoke. Most hospitals in small towns provide healthcare for a significant regional population. Working in these close knit communities, you’ll be truly valued for what you do and you can really make a difference.
We need board eligible ED physicians who are interested in relocating to New Zealand permanently or for a short-term period of 6 – 12 months. These positions would ideally be suited to doctors who perhaps are waiting to sit their boards or have trained in another specialty however chosen to work in Emergency medicine. You will need to have had at least three years emergency medicine experience in the USA, Canada, UK or other comparable health system.
A competitive salary package, relocation assistance and an unbeatable lifestyle are on offer. Benefits include 6 weeks paid vacation leave, 2 weeks CME leave, 2 weeks public holidays, 25% non clinical time, 40 hour weeks and a tax rate of 33%.
Contact us here for more information about jobs in regional New Zealand.