Vacancies & Careers

Current Vacancies

We currently have two current vacancies (see below):

General Practitioner

To extend our team we seek a Medical Practitioner with dual fellowship in General Practice and Rural Hospital Medicine, or with an interest in and/or training towards these dual 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 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 Rural Medical Immersion Programme. We are Cornerstone accredited.

We invite applications for this position. Start date negotiable, preferably before mid year 2017. Please enquire about any further information about the position or our service.

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Community Health Nurse

Would you like to work as part of a team providing a dynamic and dedicated nursing service for a small rural community? We are looking for a registered nurse with an interest in community nursing to join our community team. You will need experience in the New Zealand setting and be able to work independently. Proficiency in cervical screening and immunisation, or a willingness to undertake this training, is essential. If this sounds like you please contact Chrissie Williams, Hokianga Health, Private Bag, Kaikohe or via our contact page.

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Applications close Friday 17 March 2017.

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.

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.


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 quailification. 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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