Working as a GP on the South Island
Working as a GP in New Zealand allows for a rewarding career whilst enjoying the work / life balance and quality of outdoor life you’ve been looking for. GPs in New Zealand play a vital role in the healthcare system, providing primary care to people of all ages. You can work in a variety of settings, including private practices, community health clinics, and hospitals. GP jobs in NZ can be in the main cities such as Auckland, Wellington or Christchurch, in smaller cities or in rural locations.
GP Salary New Zealand
GPs in New Zealand earn a good salary, with average earnings of $187,000 per year. However, there are some GPs who earn significantly more than this. In this blog post, we focus on one of the highest-paying, and most attractive benefits of GP jobs in New Zealand.
GP Job South Island
This is a great GP job in the Oamaru which is a friendly and welcoming town, with a strong sense of community. It is a great place to live, work, and raise a family. It is a town in the Waitaki District of the South Island of New Zealand. It has a population of 13,000 people and is located on the Pacific coast, about 80 kilometres south of Timaru and a 3 hour drive from Christchurch.
You will work in a modern, well-equipped practice in a team of 4 friendly GPs. It is a Cornerstone accredited practice where the team take pride in delivering a high standard of care for their patients.
The Salary Package
This is one of the best GP salaries and benefit packages we’ve seen in New Zealand.
- £107K for a 4 day week
- Free accommodation and car
- 6 weeks paid annual leave
- Paid holiday equivalent to 1 month salary
- Minimum 6 month contract; longer preferred
The team consist of NZ and overseas trained GPs with a strong team of nurses and admin staff. staff who are all very supportive. Although a longer term contract is preferred, the team will support you in a shorter, working holiday!
The Location is perfect to explore the South Island, with a short drive to Christchurch for the weekend, less than 3 hours to the incredible ski fields of the south island and visit the Fjordland, a UNESCO heritage site.