General Practice (GP) Locum

Want to work within a smaller provincial setting where nothing is too far away and the pace of life is far less pressured than a big city?


Need the challenge of working across a diverse range of clinical practices where your assistance in covering for leave absences will be greatly appreciated by colleagues and patients alike?


Enjoy the flexibility and changing locations possible when engaged as a roving full-time Locum GP within the South Canterbury District.


This is one of those ideal positions, incorporating the full range of clinical GP practice exposure, without the ties to running your own business as a practice owner/operator. You will effectively play the part of the "white knight" riding in to save the day (well at least save the incumbent GP from burnout, by allowing them to take a break while knowing their practice & patients remain in safe hands).


And while you will be kept busy, you will also have real down time to dedicate toward your personal pursuits and what better area in which to be based than Timaru/South Canterbury where SO much is literally available on your doorstep to see and do. Lakes, mountains, rivers, sea, national parks, sporting venues, are all staggeringly close to hand which makes living in South Canterbury so convenient and attractive.


Don’t believe us, come see for yourself to discover what many Doctors here already know, just what a fulfilling lifestyle professionally and personally one can have in an area that is often regarded as being "a well-kept secret". 


Join Te Whatu Ora - South Canterbury (yes you read right, we are unique in NZ in not having a PHO) as we actively work directly in support of our local GP Practices (yet another example of where we are proactive in making a difference within our local district).  We will consider fixed term (i.e. 6, 12, 24 month placements) or permanent engagement options, your call.

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Fixed Term/Contract, Fixed Term/Contract/Full Time, Fixed Term/Contract/Part Time

Job no: BVAL2137757

Location: Primary and Community Services

Closing Date: Open 2023