doctor jobs in Queenstown

Discover doctor jobs in Queenstown

The jewel of the South Island

We have permanent and locum doctor jobs in Queenstown and the surrounding region of Otago, as well as Southland, which is just over 2-hours drive from this famed location. Our head office is in Queenstown which means if you're looking for a job in this beautiful region you've come to the right place. Experience work/life balance at its finest with an array of biking and hiking tracks in stunning terrain at your disposal. Ski all winter and boat all summer at this renowned New Zealand location, and if that wasn't enough Central Otago is known worldwide for its delicious Pinot Noir.

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“We came back again with the kids and rented an RV to travel the South Island. The kids loved it! We really fell in love with the culture, the lifestyle, and the people, and the things to do outside, so we decided to try and make the move. “

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Dr Danielle Jones , Southland Hospital, 2.5 hours from Queenstown
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Experience natural beauty beyond compare

The Queenstown and Otago region boasts beauty beyond compare, spend your days off exploring the region's many glassy lakes, rivers, and glaciers. This is where your medical career meets adventure.

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Spend winters on the ski fields

With famed ski-field Cardrona, Remarkables, and Coronet Peak all nearby the Queenstown and Otago region is the perfect place to mix a medical career with skiing or snowboarding in winter.

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Get active in stunning landscapes

With hiking, walking, and biking trails all within easy access in all Otago locations, this region presents the perfect opportunity to reclaim your work/life balance and get outdoors!

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 2016, 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 Medworld has continued to advocate for, educate, and work towards better health and well-being for all doctors. Medworld and Medrecruit are built for doctors, by doctors.

What does a doctor earn in New Zealand?

A doctor in New Zealand earns an average salary of between $72,000 and $182,000 a year. A junior doctor in New Zealand makes around $80,000 – $140,000 a year, whereas Consultants could be earning between $155,000 and $219,000 a year. Those working in the private sector could earn up to $600,000.

According to Seek, a doctor is the highest paid job in New Zealand.

As of 2022, the average New Zealand wage is $58,836 per year, with doctors of all grades and specialties earning above the median wage.

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The ultimate locum opportunity has arisen in Queenstown, and we need to fill it ASAP.
Article by Julia | 10 Jun 2022

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.

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Very professional, prompt communication, makes working as a locum around NZ easy! - Dr Sam Burridge, Southland Hospital Locum
Article by Julia | 16 Sep 2022

Benefits of working with Medrecruit

Find better

We help doctors find better permanent and locum job opportunities, better experiences, and better lives. Work when and where you want with locum work or find the permanent role of your dreams with us.

Earn up to $2000/day

Locum doctors can earn fantastic rates with flexible hours and locations NZ. Whether you're saving for a house, investing or simply feel like treating yourself - locuming is a great way to boost your earnings.

Travel costs covered

For SMO/Consultant permanent roles, your travel and accommodation costs are covered. In some cases, relocation expenses are covered as well. This means you get to explore new places and live somewhere new with no cost to you!

What other locations in New Zealand do you cover?

We have locum and permanent positions all over Australia and New Zealand, and every day we help doctors find the lifestyles or career goals they have been seeking. You can check out some of our other location pages here: Auckland, Queenstown, Taranaki, Southland, Wellington, Christchurch, and Australia. If you are interested in finding a new locum or permanent position in one of these regions the best thing to do is get in touch with our team and let them know which region you are looking to work in.