FT Permanent position or 1 year Fixed Term Contract

The beautiful Coromandel is calling!

We are seeking applicants for a full-time position in a rural emergency medicine department. This is a rural hospital serving a catchment population of 45,000 in the Coromandel Peninsula and Hauraki Plains, with the population swelling over the summer holidays.

The service comprises of a 15-bed emergency department seeing 18,000 patients per year, and 24/7 laboratory and radiology services, including CT. The inpatient unit has 40 beds split between general medicine, low acuity surgery and rehabilitation. Those patients requiring specialist care are transferred to Waikato hospital. Virtual health continues to develop with ward rounds, outpatients, and stroke thrombolysis all supported by telehealth.

The emergency department is staffed by a mix of doctors - rural specialists, emergency medical officers and emergency specialists. All patients presenting acutely to the hospital are treated or admitted as required. The service provides procedural sedation for both adults and children when necessary. The roster is full shift, including night duty, with no on-call. There is local clinical support from a physician on-call 24/7 and a surgeon on-call for part of the week. Clinical support is available for all specialities via our base hospital at Waikato.


  • At least 3 years of experience in rural or emergency medicine
  • An understanding of the challenges and rewards of rural hospital practice
  • Current acute life support courses - adult, paediatric
  • Enthusiasm to join the hospital and wider community
  • Eligibility for NZ Medical Council registration


Working in New Zealand

New Zealand has a Multi-Employer Collective Agreement in place across all the District Health Boards and NZDr can provide you with the details for this. It makes for a great lifestyle here in New Zealand.

Benefits include:

  • 6 weeks annual leave
  • 2 weeks / $16,000 CME/CPD Allowance
  • Base salary + allowances for job size, on call and availability.
  • Reimbursement of your practicing registration fees, college membership and indemnity insurance

The Relocation package packages vary with each DHB.

Working with NZDr means advice and support with:

  • Medical Council Registration
  • Immigration.
  • Job search and interview set up.
  • Our experience of living in New Zealand - regions, healthcare and school systems.

NZDr is proudly New Zealand owned and operated – talk with the locals!
Adam Benko

Phone: +64 22 072 8999

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Location: North Island. Coromandel.

Salary: As per Multi Employer Agreement

Work type: Permanent