General Physician - Expression of Interest

General Physician

Timaru Hospital - South Island, New Zealand

Options for Permanent, Full and Part Time 

General Medicine Department at Timaru Hospital

Currently we are a team of nine internal medicine specialist, with some of the team having an additional sub-specialty qualification or interest, that currently includes Neurology, Respiratory, Gastroenterology, Nephrology & Cardiology.

This allows for each member of the team to practice, or upskill if needed, in an area of their interest. This we believe adds to job satisfaction, as well as delivering a valuable additional service to the community. We also have a unique part time model, that enables part timers to take their time off in blocks of weeks, instead of days.

We are keen to expand the range and depth of these services and are looking for people, who in addition to their internal medicine and acute medicine skills, might like to practice or upskill in internal medicine subspecialities like gastroenterology, endocrinology(diabetes), rheumatology, cardiology, haematology or similar.

Equally if you have an additional interest in Geriatric Medicine, we have opportunities that may suit.

Te Whatu Ora South Canterbury

Te Whatu Ora - South Canterbury is responsible for the delivery of services throughout the South Canterbury region  and Timaru Hospital (131 beds) serves a district population of approximately 50,000 based in a General Hospital Facility, (which has just commenced a significant refurbishment programme), providing our local community with such critical 24/7 services as A&E, ICU/CCU, General, Orthopaedic, & ENT Surgery, O&G, Psychiatry, Paediatrics, Geriatrics, Oncology & Palliative Care, plus of course Internal Medicine.

Integrity, collaboration, accountability, respect and excellence are at the heart of everything we do. We are a proudly diverse team, as we know a diverse and inclusive workforce achieves the best outcomes for our patients and communities. If you share in these core values and bring them into every aspect of your patient care. 

Living in South Canterbury 

South Canterbury offers a lifestyle opportunity second to none: this is an easy place to live, family friendly, known to have one of the lowest crime rates in NZ, with instant access to an astounding array of outdoor activities - one of New Zealand's top ten rated beaches, a number of ski fields with both learner and advanced slopes, lakes and mountains – (the iconic ‘McKenzie Country’ is on our doorstep). 

When it comes to public amenities you are spoilt for choice with multiple golf courses, modern aquatic/gym facility and an excellent array of sporting venues. 

The climate is great: hot summers, crisp winters, there is no such thing as a long commute to work, great properties, including lifestyle blocks, are still relatively affordable by NZ standards and primary and secondary educational facilities are superb with two internationally renowned Universities within two hours’ drive.


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Medical Council Registration 

Please be aware, if you are an overseas candidate that the Medical Council of New Zealand requires primary source verification of your qualifications to be undertaken using the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates’ Electronic Portfolio of International Credentials (ECFMG’s EPIC) service. Being certified through EPIC is compulsory and we therefore recommend that applicants have registered their professional credentials with EPIC at time of applying for this vacancy. 

Please visit the NZMC website for more details about this and the other requirements needed to be met toward gaining NZ Registration.

Enquires and Application Process 

Please apply for this vacancy online at 

If you would like to discuss this role and or living in Timaru before you apply, please contact Catherine Robertson on




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Permanent, Permanent/Full Time, Permanent/Part Time

Job no: JUAL3138248

Location: Timaru Hospital

Closing Date: OPEN