Consultant or Medical Officer - Hawera Hospital - New Zealand

09-Jun-2022 9:38 PM | Anonymous

Consultant or Medical Officer
Rural Hospital Medicine FDRHMNZ
General Practitioner FRNZCGP
Hawera Health Hub, Hawera Hospital
Permanent and Short-Term options available


We are seeking rural, community minded doctors to be part of TDHB’s vision in building an integrated primary and secondary health service in Hawera .


This is an exciting new opportunity not to be missed!   Choose your role and be part of something great.  We are looking for GP’s to run this new, modern primary care service and also looking for rural hospital doctors with FDRHMNZ with or without FRNZCGP. 


We need flexible open minded and progressive doctors to join our existing small, competent and supportive team in a level 3 rural hospital providing 24/7 medical cover.  To achieve this, we need practitioners who can use their varied and broad generalist knowledge and experience to diagnose and treat your patient in either a primary care and/or secondary care high acuity area setting with opportunities to follow your patients admitted to the inpatient ward. 



You will:

  • Be part of an experienced team of medical professionals and working with RHM trainees;
  • Have links to secondary and tertiary services;
  • Be supported by a progressive, friendly organisation;
  • Have the opportunity to create a primary care service designed to meet the communities needs
  • Serve a population in need and design systems with a focus on health equity
  • Contribute to teaching medical students with opportunities to have honorary lecturer privileges
  • Enjoy the benefits of the Taranaki lifestyle



If you want to work as a Generalist within the Rural Hospital Medicine scope of practice, or work in Rural General practice in a modern innovative environment this could be what you are looking for!


The new Hawera Hospital opened in 2002.  This purpose built facility includes a 9 bed ED and 15 Bed inpatient ward (Medical and AT&R).  The Hawera Emergency Department provides a 24 hour service for the 20,000 population of South Taranaki and sees approximately 15,000 patients per year.  There is a 4 bed maternity unit and a large number of specialist outpatient clinics are held in Hawera.  


The Hospital has a well equipped radiology and laboratory service.  In addition, the emergency department has a Sonosite X-Porte ultrasound machine available for clinician-performed ultrasounds. 

To read more about the Hawera Hospital click here:


The Taranaki region offers excellent opportunities for leisure activities and a wide range of cultural and sporting activities.  You’ll be able to head up the mountain to ski or tramp or to the beaches around the surf highway to ride some waves, a spot of fishing or just a quiet walk.  Whatever your interests, this could be the perfect work and lifestyle opportunity you are looking for.     For more information on our region, check out    


To discuss this opportunity informally contact the Clinical Lead, Dr Emma Davey at or the Recruitment Manager,


Closing date for applications is 6th September 2022 however if we make an appointment prior to this date we will close the vacancy.


 (Ad will be posted until Thursday September 8, 2022)


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