Information about employment within Te Awakairangi Health Network and current vacancies

A range of opportunities exists in the 20 practices that are part of our Network.   These include General Practitioner and Practice Nurse roles in small, medium and large teams.  All of these teams employ administration staff including receptionists, accounts staff and managers who provide frontline services and keep the businesses running smoothly.

TeAHN directly employs a team of around 50 staff including people who provide services directly to patients and support general practices within our network.

Current Vacancies

All enquiries and applications a are to be sent to [email protected] 0r 04 566 5320.
Only applicants with New Zealand residency or a valid NZ work permit for the full term of employment will be considered.

Mental Health Professional


Brief intervention and therapy

Wellbeing Service – Primary Mental Health and Addiction support for the Hutt Valley

  • Mental Health Professional roles
  • Full time, Permanent

Te Awakairangi Health Network (TeAHN) is a dynamic primary health organisation delivering a wide range of primary healthcare services in the Hutt Valley. A key focus is reducing barriers to health care for high needs groups including Youth, Māori, Pacific and people who have low incomes. We are committed to high quality integrated healthcare.

Our Wellbeing team provide support for adults and young people with mild to moderate mental illness and/or addictions onsite at a variety of locations within the Hutt Valley, including GP practices and Marae.

We are looking for people who are enthusiastic and self-motivated to join our existing team of nurse therapists, clinical psychologists, AOD clinicians and social workers. Due to the dynamic nature of primary mental health, the ability to work in a fast-paced environment is essential.

Experience within a mental health and/or addictions team, confidence with kaupapa Māori tools, and knowledge of primary health care will be an advantage.

You will bring excellent skills in assessment and brief therapy and be able to work with a diverse client group.  You will build strong relationships and collaborate across the health and social service sector.  A flexible, friendly, and professional “can-do” attitude will be key to working effectively with clients, colleagues, and our community.

We offer a competitive salary, the option of flexible working arrangements and varied clinical work in a supportive workplace.

The successful applicants will be registered health professionals with a current practicing certificate. Only applicants with New Zealand residency or a valid NZ work permit for the full term of employment will be considered.

Further information, including a job description and an application for employment form, is available from [email protected] or phone (04) 566 5320.

This role closes at 5.00pm on Friday 26 March 2021.

Application Form – TeAHN

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Nursing vacancy –  

Clinical Nurse Specialist – Diabetes 

Location:Hutt Hospital 

Contact: Permanent  – part time (0.7FTE) 


The Diabetes Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) provides specialist nursing advice, care and expertise, in the delivery of patient care and supporting other members of the multidisciplinary team, across a variety of settings; this will include primary and secondary care. The focus is on assisting, directing and supporting the care of people with diabetes through role modelling expert clinical skills, promoting best practice, facilitating interdisciplinary collaboration and providing education. 


The ideal candidate will be a senior nurse who is motivated to work individually and as part of a team, who is consistently striving to identify strategies and quality initiatives aimed at improving the long term health outcomes for people with diabetes. This will include a wide range of activities from individual patient care to the development and review of guidelines and policies; both at service specific level and when indicated, national guidelines. Demonstrated confidence and the ability to deliver quality education across these settings is considered a core competency for this role. 

Consideration will also be given to the right candidate, not currently a Diabetes CNS, but who has the necessary skills and clinical experience to be supported to become an accredited Diabetes Nurse Specialist and RN Prescriber over the next 4-5 years. 

It is an expectation that, in the first few years the successful candidate will be exposed to all aspects of complex diabetes management including, inpatient care, gestational management, paediatric diabetes, young-adult management and diabetes technology such as insulin pump therapy. This model supports the way the Hutt Diabetes Service Team works on a day-to-day basis. Wherever possible, further down the track, we will endeavour to more specifically tailor the role to the individual candidate’s particular passions or interests. 


We offer a supportive workplace culture with a commitment to your on-going professional development. This includes; a comprehensive orientation programme, training and study opportunities, and peer support. 

Staff benefits include our newly developed staff ‘Wellness Program’, discounts from many companies throughout the region, and use of our onsite gym. 


Please complete an online HVDHB application form by clicking the ‘Apply Now’ button on the HVDH Page (here). You can also apply and see a copy of the job description through our careers website. Please note: For tracking and evaluation purposes, all applications must be submitted via our on-line process. 

For further information on this role, please email our Recruitment Team and indicate the vacancy number 113873-20 and job title in the subject line. 


GP Permanent part-time – 8 sessions



Location:                                             Wellington

Position:                                              General Practitioner

Contract:                                             Permanent                                        

Dates:                                                   As soon as possible

  • Great location near Wellington
  • Small, friendly practice
  • Nice sea-side town


We have a small practice across the harbour from Wellington, a 20 minute ferry ride requiring a permanent General Practitioner (Family Medicine physician). The role has 8 sessions (4 days) per week with minimal Afterhours Emergency Clinic in Lower Hutt  rostered approximately one evening session and one weekend session once a month between all the GPs.

Our GPs see around 12 patients for each session (mornings 8:30am to 12pm) and (afternoon 1:30pm to 5pm).



This privately-owned practice, with two practice partners was established in 1999 in a house that is now converted to a medical centre.  The centre is located at the top end of the shopping village, with a pharmacy, physiotherapist and Plunket Nurse offices nearby.

We currently have 4 GPs, 3 nurses and 2.5 administration staff.

For further information, contact Practice Manager by email [email protected] or phone 0276788924

GP Wanted – Kopata Medical Centre

Central Hutt Valley: Long term associate 6 – 8 tenths but very flexible, to join supportive team in established three doctor practice.  Happy to provide support towards fellowship, good renumeration.  Flexible start date asap.  Please email [email protected] Attention: Sonita Louw.  Click here for more information.