We are seeking rural, community minded doctors to be part of TDHB’s vision in building an integrated primary and secondary health service in Hawera .

This is an exciting new opportunity not to be missed! Choose your role and be part of something great.  We are looking for Urgent Care specialists to work in this new, modern primary care service and also looking for rural hospital doctors who are preferably Fellows of the Royal New Zealand College of Urgent Care (FRNZCUC). 

We need flexible open minded and progressive doctors to join our existing small, competent and supportive team in a level 3 rural hospital providing 24/7 medical cover.  To achieve this, we need practitioners who can use their varied and broad generalist knowledge and experience to diagnose and treat your patient in either a primary care and/or secondary care high acuity area setting with opportunities to follow your patients admitted to the inpatient ward. 

You will:

  • Be part of an experienced team of medical professionals and working with RHM trainees;
  • Have links to secondary and tertiary services;
  • Be supported by a progressive, friendly organisation;
  • Have the opportunity to create a primary care service designed to meet the communities needs
  • Serve a population in need and design systems with a focus on health equity
  • Contribute to teaching medical students with opportunities to have honorary lecturer privileges
  • Enjoy the benefits of the Taranaki lifestyle

If you want to work within the Urgent Care scope of practice and work in a modern innovative environment this could be what you are looking for!

The South Taranaki Rural Health Hub is aiming to provide an integrated primary, secondary and community service for the community.  It is an exciting opportunity to be part of the establishment of a model designed to meet the needs of a community that is engaged and enthusiastic about improving services.  The role will involve primarily working within a newly established walk-in clinic however there is scope to expand this for experienced clinicians.

The Hospital has a well-equipped radiology and laboratory service.  In addition, the emergency department has a Sonosite X-Porte ultrasound machine available for clinician-performed ultrasounds.   

To read more about the Hawera Hospital click here:


The Taranaki region offers excellent opportunities for leisure activities and a wide range of cultural and sporting activities.  You’ll be able to head up the mountain to ski or tramp or to the beaches around the surf highway to ride some waves, a spot of fishing or just a quiet walk.  Whatever your interests, this could be the perfect work and lifestyle opportunity you are looking for.     For more information on our region, check out http://www.taranaki.info/liveandwork/            

To discuss this opportunity informally contact the Clinical Director, Dr Emma Davey at Emma.Davey@tdhb.org.nz  or formally, please contact Charles Hunt, Recruitment manager on Email: Charles.Hunt@tdhb.org.nz

Closing date for applications is 6th September 2022 however if we make an appointment prior to this date we will close the vacancy.