Discover doctor jobs in Christchurch

Explore the newest city in the world

We have permanent and locum doctor jobs in Christchurch and the surrounding Canterbury area. Christchurch offers a state-of-the-art CBD surrounded by wonderous natural landscapes. Whatever your lifestyle or career aspirations are, we will help you make them a reality. Explore the newest city in the world, take day trips to nearby alpine wonderlands, or visit the stunning coastline. There's so much on offer in the Canterbury district.

Doctor jobs Christchurch
Get outdoors in Canterbury

From the Bridle Path Track to Lyttleton and Hamner Springs Alpine village nearby, there are so many walking or hiking opportunities in the Canterbury region creating the perfect opportunity to blend work and an active lifestyle.

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Where city meets sea

Enjoy the vibrancy of a thriving metropolis as well as an enviable beachside life. There are many renowned beaches in the Canterbury region including New Brighton and Sumner beach.

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The Garden City

Known as 'the Garden City,' Christchurch is famous for Hagley Park and its expansive botanical gardens. The Christchurch Hospital is nestled on the fringe of these gardens meaning you can take your breaks in paradise.

Hot jobs in the South Island

Specialist Consultant

Paediatrics - general

  • Invercargill, South Island NZ
  • Locum
  • $1,500 per hour
  • 01 Aug 2024 ~ 31 Jan 2025
Heritage buildings and magnificent city gardens contribute an old-world charm to this delightful southern city.   Home of legendary sporting greats in rugby, netball, basketball and hockey, it has an indoor velodrome, Olympic-sized swimming pool and rugby stadium. Classic motoring fans gather to ...


Emergency medicine

  • Timaru, South Island NZ
  • Locum
  • $220 per hour
  • 14 Jul 2024 ~ 26 Jul 2024
This is a public hospital in the southern Canterbury region, providing a range of inpatient, outpatient and community secondary services. The hospital provides 24/7 acute medical, surgical and maternity services, Assessment, Treatment & Rehabilitation (AT&R) services for older persons and a numb...

Specialist Consultant

Surgery - urology

  • Nelson, South Island NZ
  • Locum
  • $2,000 per day
  • 30 Sep 2024 ~ 13 Dec 2024
This public hospital in New Zealand is located in a beautiful coastal city surrounded by stunning natural landscapes. The hospital is a modern facility equipped with state-of-the-art medical technology and staffed by highly skilled medical professionals. The hospital provides a wide range of medi...
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It’s a stress free way of working locum with supportive team behind you looking out for the best deals for your line of work.

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Dr Mark Lunn , Christchurch Hospital - Christchurch

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Medrecruit is a medical recruitment agency with a difference. We make a difference in the lives of doctors by changing how medicine works and having a real-world impact on communities across Australia and New Zealand.

Medrecruit has the largest network of jobs in Australia and New Zealand, double the next largest agency. This provides you with the highest chance of getting the right role, and our scale provides you with a hiring advantage as many employers come to us exclusively before going to market.

We make the process as easy as possible. Some agencies have recruiters do everything. However, one person can’t be the best at all functions so we have specialist teams, combined with technology, to make each stage of the process as smooth as humanly possible.

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Since then Medrecruit has continued to advocate for, educate, and work towards better health and well-being for all healthcare professionals. Medrecruit is built for doctors, by doctors.

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Earn up to $3500/day

Locum doctors can earn fantastic rates with flexible hours and locations across Australia and New Zealand. No matter your future financial goals - locuming is a great way to boost your earnings. In Australia, locums may earn up to $4000/day.

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Flexible working options

Get time back for things you love outside of medicine, enhance your lifestyle, and reclaim your work-life balance by choosing when and where you work. We simplify the job search process, offering a free career-management service for doctors.

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Search yourself or take advantage of our free career support service and let our team find roles for you. We’re preferred suppliers to hospitals and clinics in Australia and New Zealand, meaning more chance of finding the perfect role.

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Are doctors in demand in New Zealand?

Yes! Doctors are highly sought-after in New Zealand. There are many specialist roles on the skills shortage list including palliative medicine specialist, cardiologist, paediatrician and emergency medicine.