Rural Hospital Medical Specialist / Officer, Kaitaia Hospital – Northland

New Zealand, NZ




  • Te Whatu Ora – Health New Zealand, Te Tai Tokerau (Northland)
  • Rural Hospital Medicine
  • Based in Kaitaia, Far North – New Zealand

We are seeking a Rural Health Medical Specialist or Medical Officer to join the team at Kaitaia Hospital. We have permanent, full-time or part-time opportunities available – feel free to contact us on the email below to discuss how this might fit your lifestyle.

Te Whatu Ora Te Tai Tokerau is committed to Te Tiriti o Waitangi and holds stewardship for equitable health outcomes for Māori as Tāngata Whenua as the highest priority.  Our hospital serves a high Māori, high needs population and we are committed to considering the principles of Te Tiriti in all the work that we do.

Our team is fun loving and hardworking, striving for quality health care that is second to none. We are looking for a dynamic team player to provide medical care to patients presenting to the Accident and Medical department as well as outpatients and inpatients. We are looking for someone to ideally bring rural medicine experience however we are open to hearing from those with the commitment to learn and grow in this niche specialty.

Kaitaia Hospital is a small rural hospital serving a widely scattered population of approximately 24,000. The 28-bed hospital has a mixed general, paediatric and maternity ward with all the supporting services, and is supported by Whangarei Hospital in providing secondary care services. The range of medical care managed at Kaitaia Hospital is complex and interesting, providing care for the growing population as well as the huge influx of tourists in the summer period. You will be a pro-active clinician with the ability to communicate effectively and build great working relationships with our close-knit hospital team.

Kaitaia is the northern-most town in New Zealand, before you get to the iconic Cape Reinga. The small town is rich in culture and heritage and boasts some of the most scenic and exciting coastal areas of New Zealand. We have created a warm; comfortable and manageable environment and would love to hear from those interested in sharing this with us.

To be considered you must have or be eligible for specialist (or locum tenens) registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand in a Rural Hospital Medicine scope of practice. If you are a Medical Officer with a clear path towards vocational registration in rural hospital medicine, we would love to hear from you. For more information about the MCNZ registration process, please visit

We offer a competitive relocation package to support you and your family to make the move to the Far North. If you are currently overseas/ not yet registered, we can assist you with the application process to obtain MCNZ registration. Te Whatu Ora is also an Approved Accredited Employer by New Zealand Immigration.

To apply, please submit your application via the online application portal below ensuring to submit an up-to-date CV and cover letter. If you need any assistance with the application process, please email [email protected] referencing vacancy MD21-050

The advertiser will consider applications from suitably qualified international candidates for this role.
Job Ad Reference 291358
Date Listed 29 May 2024