Vacancies & Careers

Current Vacancies

We currently have three opportunities; for a Rural General Practitioner / Rural Hospital Doctor, a Registered Nurse, and a Radiographer. Please select the link below:

We are seeking a Medical Practitioner with dual fellowship in General Practice and Rural Hospital Medicine, or with an interest in and/or training towards these fellowships. This position would suit a doctor confident in working across the primary and secondary care settings.

Our service combines comprehensive primary care with an extension to inpatient management in our rural hospital which provides primary / secondary interface, and 24/7 emergency care including participation in the on call roster as well as rehabilitation and palliative care. We have 10 acute beds, 10 continuing care long stay, maternity, X Ray unit, as well as outpatients and community allied health services. Hokianga Hospital is a modern facility equipped with some basic point of care diagnostic equipment and our doctors are supported to achieve and maintain their skills as rural generalists across the GP and RHM scopes of practice.

Hokianga offers an opportunity to be immersed in a community and its culture – providing a satisfying aspect to a holistic practice, as well as a balanced lifestyle. We have a supportive collegial environment, with a team of eight GPs working between the hospital and GP clinics. Hauora Hokianga can provide opportunities to extend practice in areas of interest that have relevance to the needs of Hokianga.

Hokianga Health is also a recognised Rural Teaching Centre for the University of Auckland medical school undergraduate programmes. We are Cornerstone accredited and host GP and Rural Hospital registrar placements.

We invite applications for this position. Start date negotiable, preferably around mid year 2018. Please enquire about any further information about the position or our service.

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Are you a Community Health Nurse/ Registered Nurse who has a passion for working in a small rural community in the Far North? This is a great opportunity for you to use your clinical skills and experience by acting as a vital bridge between the Rawene hospital and the outlying community.

As a member of the Community Services and Wellbeing team you will be planning and delivering optimal healthcare services to clients with varying levels of complexity of care; from basic healthcare needs through to complex-high care, ensuring that this care is delivered to the highest professional standard.

Essential requirements include a Nursing - tertiary qualification, current drivers licence, exceptional leadership, time management and organisational skills. You will also be confident and competent in the use of computers/technology.

If you are interested in this exciting opportunity please send your CV and covering letter to Leona Kenworthy.

Hokianga Health has an opportunity for you to be part of a unique and innovative health service serving a population which is predominantly Maori, in one of the most picturesque and culturally rich rural areas of New Zealand. We are looking for an enthusiastic full time or substantially fulltime radiographer to work within our integrated service which includes a rural hospital and GP health centre. We have a digital radiography unit which links to the radiology unit at Northland DHB in Whangarei. Do you have what we are looking for?

Do you have what we are looking for?

Registration with the Medical Radiation Technologist Board (MRTB)
A current practising certificate is essential
Previous MRT experience is essential
Ability to work autonomously
Well developed communication and interpersonal skills
A physically fit person who is confident, friendly and approachable

If you are interested in this exciting opportunity please send your CV and covering letter to Leona Kenworthy. This position closes Friday 24th June 2019.

Hokianga Health acknowledges the Articles of the Treaty of Waitangi and is committed to the promotion of Equal Employment Opportunities.

Criteria and application forms are available from Leona Kenworthy, phone +64 (09)405-7320 or enquire here.

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A Career in the Beautiful Hokianga

Hokianga Hospital is situated on the beautiful Hokianga harbour in Northland NZ in a picturesque setting. We are a community owned hospital and heath service in a rural area serving a largely Maori population of around 6,500 people. We offer a range of integrated health services based from our hospital at Rawene, and nine outlying clinics This is a great place to live and bring up children, or to come for a working holiday. Our community embraces our health service staff and the working environment is supportive.

Hokianga is steeped in cultural history, and provides an opportunity for a relaxed lifestyle with diverse recreational opportunities, in particular sailing and tramping. We can assist with finding accommodation.

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Enquiries Welcome

We welcome enquiries from registered medical and nursing staff for short or long-term positions, as available, to cover leave etc. We offer attractive remuneration and benefit packages, and competitive rates. Locum positions of two months or more are preferred, but depending on circumstances we may consider shorter periods. Advertisements for permanent positions or specific short-term periods are advertised here.

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Hokianga Health Enterprise Trust has a commitment to growing a local workforce, and provides three scholarships to encourage local students in the medical and nursing fields as well as the allied health professions. These scholarships are open each year to students who have attended school in Hokianga or have whakapapa connections to the area, who are already studying for the appropriate qualification. The awarding of the scholarship is judged on an essay on a topic relevant to Hokianga health services and it offers funding towards study costs in the year following academic year.

For more details read the scholarship documents link here:

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