Explore opportunities in medicine on the West Coast

Your medical career meets adventure on the West Coast

We have locum and permanent roles available on New Zealand's west coast. Get ready to immerse yourself in an untamed and natural wilderness. Visit the world's most accessible glaciers, and wander ancient rainforests - surrounded by mountains with beaches not far away you'll feel as if you've escaped to a natural paradise filled with wonders. If that wasn't enough, the bustling CBD of Christchurch is only a 3 hour's drive.

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Get up close with glaciers

Experience nature like never before. Franz Josef Glacier is five kilometres from the town of the same name, and a 1.5 hour walk will take you to within 750m of its terminal face.

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Fish & chips by the sea

The West Coast is known for its dramatic and stunning beaches. Get amongst the waves (be sure to pack a wetsuit because it is cold), stroll along the shores, or enjoy a bite to eat at the many beachside cafes.

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Natural wonders galore

The West Coast region is teeming with natural wonders. Spend your days off exploring heritage listed rainforests, gorges, lakes, wild rivers, and rugged mountains.

Hot jobs in the South Island

Specialist Consultant

Surgery - orthopaedic

  • Invercargill, South Island NZ
  • Locum
  • $1,500 per hour
  • 24 Apr 2024 ~ 01 May 2024
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 ...

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Psychiatry

  • Christchurch, South Island NZ
  • Locum
  • $2,000 per day
  • NOW ~ 02 Aug 2024
Ski, surf, cycle, walk or explore the gardens – the world is your oyster in Christchurch. Stunning beaches and landscapes, cycle and walking trails and ski fields all surround this major urban centre. The perfect spot for families, education, sporting and lifestyle choices are all abundant. B...

Specialist Consultant

Surgery - urology

  • Invercargill, South Island NZ
  • Locum
  • $2,000 per day
  • NOW ~ 30 Apr 2024
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 ...
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Dr Ursula Poole , Grey Base Hospital, Grey Mouth, West Coast

Why Medrecruit

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.

In 2017, Our founder, Dr Sam Hazledine successfully lobbied the World Medical Association to amend the Declaration of Geneva (the modern-day Hippocratic Oath) to include: I WILL ATTEND to my own health, well-being, and abilities in order to provide care of the highest standard.

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.

Benefits of working with Medrecruit
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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 $3500/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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Largest network of jobs

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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