Doctor jobs in New Zealand

Find the perfect job in New Zealand.

Thinking of working as a doctor in New Zealand? Let us help you find the next step for your medical career with opportunities available throughout the North and South Islands.

Enjoy job flexibility and create more time for the things you love, while making a meaningful impact in the healthcare sector of beautiful New Zealand. Explore our range of doctor jobs, from permanent positions to locum roles, in small communities and urban centres, and take the next step towards an exciting and fulfilling medical career in this breathtaking country.

We have locum and permanent roles all over New Zealand

Discover the countless reasons why doctors are drawn to work in New Zealand. Take a closer look at the distinctive regions below and embark on an extraordinary medical career journey in New Zealand, where incredible landscapes and fulfilling professional experiences await you.

Keep work and life in balance in NZ.
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Work on your terms.

Locuming gives you flexibility to be on the ward one day and climbing a mountain the next. You’ll earn better money, giving you financial freedom without being locked-in to a role. Take days, or even weeks off to travel. Make time your own.

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Get more family time.

Working as a doctor in NZ means you get back time with your family. Have the opportunity to do the things you love doing. Make the school run, spend time with friends, renovate the house. Being a locum will help to keep life fun and interesting.

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Gain new experiences.

Experience life in a different part of New Zealand. Learn from new environments. Enjoy working in an interesting and challenging area of medicine or give back by helping a community that's in need of your expertise.

Explore Job Opportunities

Specialist Consultant

Gastroenterology and hepatology

  • Dunedin, South Island NZ
  • Locum
  • $2,000 per day
  • NOW ~ 29 Mar 2024
This public hospital in New Zealand is located in a bustling city with a population of over 120,000 people. The hospital is a tertiary level facility with over 400 beds and provides a wide range of services including emergency care, surgery, maternity, and mental health services. The hospital is ...


General medicine/physician

  • Nelson, South Island NZ
  • Locum
  • $90 per hour
  • 07 Oct 2023 ~ 08 Oct 2023
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...

Resident Medical Officer

Internal medicine / Physician

  • Blenheim, South Island NZ
  • Locum
  • $115 per hour
  • 06 Oct 2023 ~ 09 Oct 2023
This public hospital in New Zealand is located in a beautiful and serene environment that offers a perfect balance between work and leisure. The hospital is situated in a bustling city that is known for its vibrant culture and friendly people. The hospital is well-equipped with modern facilities ...

Are you an International Medical Graduate?

Explore our IMG resources to discover the pathways available for International Medical Graduates who are seeking to work in Australia and New Zealand. Expand your knowledge and find guidance for your medical career journey.

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Dr Fiona Sim, originally from Scotland is now working as a Medrecruit locum doctor. We caught up with her about making the move to New Zealand as an IMG.
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Before coming to New Zealand, Dr Canada Cherry couldn’t imagine living and working in a small town.
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Discover more about the New Zealand job market landscape

Unlock valuable insights about the New Zealand job market with our free job market report. Gain essential knowledge on the factors shaping the healthcare landscape, high-demand specialties, and average pay rates for both locum and permanent roles across the country.

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