GP - Marlbourgh region - Northern south island of NZ - Excellent climate

Excellent - negotiable
01 Nov 2019
01 Dec 2019
Contract Type
Contract, Permanent

The Practice

This is a lovely practice based in the beautiful town of Blenheim in the far north of the South island. Alongside the GPs there are 3 nursing staff and 6 reception/administration staff, managed by a Practice Manager.

The practice population is almost 5,500 with a high prevalence of skin cancer. The practice opening hours are 8.30am – 5.30pm during the week and Saturday 9am – 12noon appointments only. 

Patient appointments are booked in a 15 minute intervals. Each session consists of 4 hour hours, seeing 12 patients, 3 hours clinical work and 1 hour allocated for paperwork.

The Position

  • Salary negotiable dependent on skills and experience
  • 4 weeks annual leave
  • Study leave and allowance
  • 4 Hour commitment at after hours service every 6-8 weeks
  • 12 month minimum contract
  • Good all round GP required; minor surgery or skin cancer skills highly desirable

This is a community based practice with a friendly team who want to enjoy their work. They are ideally looking for a doctor who can make a longer term commitment to the practice.

The Location

Blenheim is a town in the heart of the wine-growing region of Marlborough, and one of the sunniest towns in New Zealand. 

Blenheim has a population of just over 30,000. The climate is excellent, sheltered from the rain which can hit the western south island. Temperatures are warm and dry in the summer, with temperatures reaching 30degrees, with cooler, crisp winters.

The area offers a great lifestyle with a range of cafés, restaurants, bars, shops, artisan markets and wineries. The wider Marlborough region has a wide range of leisure activities, home to scenic sounds, award wining wines and great cycling and walking tracks. 

Blenheim is only an hour’s drive from nearby Nelson, the home of Nelson hospital and District Health Board. There is a regular ferry which goes from nearby Picton to New Zealand’s capital, Wellington is just over 3 hours.,_New_Zealand

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