General Practitioner (4145) Kelburn, Wellington Central, New Zealand

  • Do you have the an ability to interact positively with a student population to foster resilience, personal safety, and academic success?
  • Are you able to work collaboratively with other teams such as our counselling team, health improvement practitioner, and health coach?
  • Have you got a current registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand and proof of medical indemnity insurance? 

Mō Te Herenga Waka - About Our University

Te Herenga Waka - Victoria University of Wellington is a global-civic university with our marae at our heart. This iho draws off our heritage and is further defined by our tūrangawaewae, in particular Wellington, Aotearoa, and the Asia-Pacific, all of which are expressed in our position as Aotearoa New Zealand's globally ranked capital city university.

Our core ethical values are respect, responsibility, fairness, integrity, and empathy. These core ethical values are demonstrated in our commitment to sustainability, wellbeing, inclusivity, equity, diversity, collegiality, and openness. With, and as, tangata whenua, we value Te Tiriti o Waitangi, rangatiratanga, manaakitanga, kaitiakitanga, whai mātauranga, whanaungatanga, and akoranga.

Kōrero mō te tūranga - About the role

Te Herenga Waka - Victoria University of Wellington is currently recruiting a General Practitioner to join Mauri Ora, the student health service, on a permanent basis. The role will be responsible for providing exceptional care and medical services for Victoria University of Wellington students.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Patient care – ensuring students are provided high quality and accessible health care.
  • Contribute to peer review, CME and MDT meetings when required.
  • Work collaboratively with a multidisciplinary team which includes our counselling team, health improvement practitioner, and health coach.

Ō pūmanawa - About you

You will be a motivated, empathetic individual with experience in some or all the following: gender diversity, LARC insertion, minor surgery, ADHD, sexual health and mental health (desirable)

You will be a highly organised self-starter and natural relationship builder, who relishes working autonomously as well as contributing positively to a high performing team. You will need effective time management and forward planning to balance your clinic and maintain a high standard of service to our students. The ability to remain calm under pressure and thrive working with a diverse range of individuals will go far in this position.

Key Requirements:

  • Current registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand.
  • Considerable experience in general practice or similar experience relevant to the work of a student health service.
  • Proof of medical indemnity insurance.
  • Empathy and understanding of the challenges in working with a student population and an ability to interact positively with them to foster resilience, personal safety, and academic success.
  • This role requires safety checking through the police vetting system under the Vulnerable Children Act 2014.

Ētahi kōrero hai āwhina i a koe - Why you should join our team

We belong to Compass Primary Healthcare Network and provide wide-ranging multi-disciplinary primary health care to 10,000 enrolled students. We also work with a diverse group of 2,500 international students and provide some services to the wider University student population. Along with a diverse and rewarding environment, we also offer, expenses covered for APC/MPS/RNZCGP membership, Professional Development leave and funding, excellent superannuation scheme, monthly wellbeing hour and other wellbeing initiatives, Bi-annual team building days and a supportive team culture.

Role Description

This role, (or some of the work of this role that may be performed in this role) is covered by a Government Public Health Response Order, meaning that such work must be done by a person vaccinated against COVID-19. For more information see:


Close Date for Vacancy: 24 June 2022


Contact Details for Vacancy: If you have any questions regarding this role please get in touch with Dr Gill Mark (04 463 5308, But applicants should follow all steps listed below. 


Important - Application Steps and information 


For applicants who are not NZ Citizens or Permanent Residents, we recommend you check the NZ Immigration website for updates related to Covid19 restrictions on entry to New Zealand:  


Download and complete the University Application Form.


Click Apply Now Button at the base of the advert, follow the process to enter your contact details and add your CV in the online form. 


Please include a cover letter in your application, telling us why you’re a great fit for this position then email the completed application form, cover letter and any other supporting documentation to stating the reference number and position title from the advert in the subject line.