Working in General Practice in New Zealand
Most general practitioners in NZ, whether in locum, fixed term or permanent positions, work around 32 to 40 hours per week over eight to ten sessions. Sessions are usually four hours and consist of 15 minute appointments, allowing time to talk to, assess and treat patients. GPs see between 12 and 13 patients per session and have time allocated for paperwork.
Permanent GPs earn between $170,00 and $230,00 NZD per year.
Urgent care clinics provide care for walk-in patients and are open seven days a week. They typically open at 8am and stay open until 8pm, and doctors work shifts of between six and eight hours. Appointments cover more urgent presentations and don’t manage the continuity of care of a patient with chronic conditions.
Can NZ general practitioners work in hospitals?
Some rural practices manage small rural hospitals. In these instances, GPs with rural hospital experience or PRIME are always in demand to cover GP sessions and hospital on-call.
General Practice Jobs New Zealand
For all permanent and locum GP roles, please contact Anna.