Christchurch hospital doctors and those who become South Island hospital doctors are attracted here for all sorts of reasons, but one of the most common motivators is a desire for a different sort of life.
Maybe life in the fast lane has left little time for the other things that matter just as much as work – friends, family and fun. Or you’re tired of leaving for work in the dark, coming home in the dark, and glimpsing sunlight only for as long as it takes to scarf down a sandwich.
We know how important work/life balance is, and how precious your time is – which is why the CDHB works hard to make sure our South Island hospital doctor jobs come with the opportunity for a life, as well as a great career.
We want you to have the time to enjoy the incredible life on offer in Christchurch and Canterbury, as well as visit other places around the country that others can only dream about during a cold Northern winter. Whether it’s a ski weekend in the world-famous Queenstown resort, sipping some of the world's finest Sauvignon Blancs at their origin Nelson Marlborough, or a lazy afternoon picnic in the sun amongst the flowers and birdsong of our celebrated Botanic Gardens.
Even if it’s a simple leisurely cappuccino in a local café with time to read the paper, cover to cover, our RMOs and House Officers find that day to day life is gentler and easier here, with a pace all of its own.
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