Local Doctors delivers quality, safe, affordable healthcare to a diverse, primarily high needs population.
We offer a positive experience for all who work with us, in an empowering, culturally diverse and operationally excellent work environment.
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GP careers at Local Doctors
Local Doctors works to provide not only the best healthcare environment for our patients and their families, but also the best working environment for dedicated, innovative and qualified professionals.
Our values-based care model and collaborative team approach translate into a highly supportive environment for staff. Our organisation is fundamentally committed to learning and best practices.
High needs areas
Clinics in high-needs areas offer great opportunities for physicians and health professionals to be exposed to and treat a wide range of medical conditions.
Local Doctors is recognised by The University of Auckland and University of Otago medical schools as a training institute for undergraduate medical students. Read about our undergraduate training programme.
Local Doctors is also recognised by the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners to run a registrar programme. We support and mentor both General Practice Education Programme Year 1 (GPEP1) and GPEP2 registrars.
Nursing careers at Local Doctors
Nurses play a key role in our healthcare team and have the opportunity to participate in projects that have a direct impact on the communities they serve.
We offer professional development and follow an evidence-based approach to providing patient care. We support, recognise and respect all people.
Local Doctors is recognised by Manukau Institute of Technology as a training institute for nurse graduates.
Quality and safety in healthcare
Local Doctors is a national leader in the practice of safe, high-quality healthcare.
Local Doctors has earned Cornerstone practice accreditation from the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners, demonstrating our commitment to high-quality, person-centred healthcare that meets safety standards.
We have a culture of continuous quality improvement and dedicated personnel who facilitate, promote and educate our staff on quality issues.
Undergraduate and postgraduate programmes and learning environments ensure that our clinics maintain the Cornerstone practice accreditation status.
Our organisation supports the delivery of quality, safe, affordable healthcare to the diverse, primarily high-needs population we serve. We guarantee service to our enrolled patients 365 days a year through a network of general practice clinics and offer after-hours care through our urgent care clinics.
Services address the full spectrum of health and wellbeing for patients, from child health and chronic care, to supportive exercise, nutrition and lifestyle coaching and self-management education programmes.
Clinical staff are governed by staff rules and regulations in accordance with standards set by Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners Cornerstone accreditation and the Ministry of Health.
Our multi-cultural staff work with compassion and listen to our patients and their families so we are respectful of their cultural and individual needs.
We improve the patient experience through systems and processes that enable easy information sharing among care providers, patient-friendly facilities and innovative medical technology and equipment.
Pathway of care
Local Doctors’ model of care involves the entire primary care team, including receptionists, clinical assistants, clinical family navigators, health coaches, nurses and GPs.
Nurses provide all first-level assessment, care and follow up, and doctors provide medical assessment, diagnosis and treatment. This leads to reduced waiting times, opportunistic review of patients’ full health profiles and high throughput.
Patient visits usually include screening, education, health promotion, diagnosis, treatment, reinforcement of self-care strategies and medical compliance for delivery of integrated services.
The delivery model is supported by:
- active community participation through our primary health organisation (Total Healthcare) and its wide community networks
- Māori health and Pacific health plans and strategies that address local population health needs
- 50% community participation at the governance level
- strong administration and clinical support systems and networks
- comprehensive integrated IT patient management systems
- robust monitoring and quality improvement systems.
Strategies to remove barriers to access include:
- a walk-in service
- a three-stage triage and patient care system
- a very low fee structure
- clinics located in shopping centres with adjacent public transport
- an integrated patient register across all clinics so patients can choose to visit any one of them
- subsidised care at any clinic in the group
- cultural support provided by clinical family navigators.
Services to improve access include discharge care coordination, extended hours and clinical family navigators.