Benefits of Working at Northland District Health Board

Competitive salaries, reasonably priced housing and a variety of inexpensive leisure activities make living in Northland a positive choice.

  • The Recruitment Team are experienced in working through the Immigration and Registration processes
  • Easy access to hospitals, no city traffic hassles
  • Rental accommodation is cheaper than in larger cities
  • You can choose to live in town or closer to the water’s edge within 20-40 minutes of the hospitals
  • Staff discounts available at participating businesses
  • Whangarei, Kaitaia and Dargaville Hospitals provide staff swimming pools
  • Whangarei and Kaitaia Hospitals have free staff gymnasiums. Staff also benefit from corporate rates at local gyms
  • The Staff Annual Golf Day and Social Club provide plenty of opportunities for an active social life and getting to know workmates. Northland DHB always has a high number of expatriates, especially amongst the nursing and medical staff. This makes for a fairly large, like-minded social group
  • Uniforms provided for select services
  • A large, modern staff library that offers a wide-range of services and resources to staff at all Northland DHB locations. Online resources include core e-journals, e-books (such as Harrisons Online & the Oxford Textbook of Medicine), MDConsult, UpToDate, Ovid Medline, PsycINFO, CINAHL, Proquest and more! Services/facilities include loan of print books, interlibrary loan, library training, PCs with CD/DVD players, headphones, quiet & group study rooms, and a scanning/photocopy/printing machine. All staff have 24 hour access to the library's wifi and networked PCs.

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