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Applying for Positions at Te Pae Hauora o Ruahine o Tararua MidCentral

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We welcome applications from suitably qualified and experienced individuals to work in our organisation.

MidCentral requires ALL its employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (including the first booster vaccination). We will not accept applications that do not meet this criteria.

Our current vacancies are set out on our vacancies page.

The following is a guide to Te Whatu Ora Health NZ - MidCentral's application process and provides applicants with advice about what information is required to be included in your application.
The nature of the industry in which Te Whatu Ora Health NZ - MidCentral operates means that it is of fundamental importance to the organisation that the appointee does not have criminal convictions which may bring the suitability for employment in the offered role into question or have the potential to place our patients/ clients at risk. Shortlisted applicants are required to complete a declaration of criminal conduct as part of the selection process.
Additionally, some appointments at MidCentral are conditional upon a satisfactory police check(s) of the appointee’s background. New Zealand Police checks will be carried out by MidCentral with the appointee’s consent. Overseas police checks need to be applied for by the appointee if they have lived in any country other than New Zealand for 12 months or more within the last 10 years.
Appointees working with children are also required to undergo a risk assessment that considers the specific child safety related risk.  This is a requirement under New Zealand law.
Further information will be made available to shortlisted applicants. If an offer of employment is made, work cannot commence until these documents are sighted and other pre-employment processes have been completed. MidCentral reserves the right to withdraw any offer to the appointee if any adverse information arises out of the checks. 


Submitting your application:

All applicants are required to complete an official form of application.
You can choose to submit your application via our online process, in which you complete the online form, attaching your CV and covering letter.
Please note that attachments (CV, letter etc) must be smaller than 8MB in size. If the attachment is larger than 8MB, please continue to fill in the application form without attaching your CV (add a blank document in its place), and then email your CV separately to Human Resources
Note: only the following attachment types can be accepted: .DOC, .DOCX, .PDF, .RTF, .TXT
Alternatively, you can choose to submit your application in writing by printing out the application form and forwarding it to:
Human Resources
Private Bag 11036
Manawatu Mail Centre
Palmerston North 4442
In submitting your application, please include as much information as possible - either on the application form or in your CV, in the following categories:
  • Qualifications - Education relevant to your application (includes academic, professional or trade training). Indicate University, Technical College, etc. Nursing applicants should enter school of nursing attended and scope of practice. Medical applicants should include fellowships, board examinations and college membership/s.
  • Professional Memberships - The name of all professional organisations/ licensing authorities/ registration authorities of which you are a current member and that are relevant to the position you are applying for.
  • Competencies - Include a description of how you consider that you meet each of the essential competencies (skills, knowledge, attributes) set out in the job description. Include examples gained from education, work experience or community work. If you are a Health Practitioner covered by the HPCA Act, you may also be requested to provide evidence that you meet the competencies set out by your registration authority, such as a portfolio.
  • Employment History - Your full employment record is required, including your present or latest employment. Show present position first - it is essential dates are accurate (where possible provide day and month as well as year). Please also include the position held and employer's name. Please explain any periods when you were not in employment, education or training.
  • Referees - Provide the names and contact details of three referees - at least one should be from your current or most recent employer. Referees should not be related to you or part of your extended family. 
  • Credentialling Reports - Sought for medical applicants. Credentialling is the process of assessment and validation of the qualifications, experiences, clinical ability and competence of prospective and new Senior Medical Officers. Medical applicants must ensure at least two of their referees are professional colleagues who work within their specialty.
The option to submit a covering letter is also available. Please include anything else you would like to tell us about yourself that you feel is relevant to the position you are applying for, eg voluntary work, personal interests or hobbies.
Please note, the time it takes to progress applications through the recruitment process at MidCentral can vary for each position advertised. All applicants will receive an initial acknowledgement of their application online and via email.


Once all applications have been considered, applicants who have been shortlisted will be contacted for an interview. Interviews are usually panel interviews, however for some senior positions a presentation may also be requested. Work assessments may be requested in administration areas. Shortlisted applicants will be advised of these details in an email/ letter confirming the interview.
If shortlisted, you will be required to complete a Health Declaration and a Criminal Conduct and other information form. Appointments to some positions at MidCentral are also subject to a satisfactory police vet. Further details of the vetting requirements and copies/ links to the relevant forms will be included in the email/ letter confirming your interview details, but to enable you to be prepared for an interview please note the requirement to provide to the convenor of the panel:
  • Confirmation of identity – two forms of ID with at least one including a photo
  • Evidence of NZ Citizenship, Residency or work permit
  • Verification of qualifications considered by MDHB to be essential for the role
  • Evidence of current Practising Certificate (health professionals only)
You may also be required to complete other forms as relevant:
All unsuccessful applicants will be notified by email of the outcome of their application. If you post your application and would like your CV returned at the completion of the recruitment process please include a self addressed, stamped envelope with your application.

Successful Applicants:

If you are successful with your application and offered employment with MidCentral there are a number of forms and processes to be completed. To help facilitate the process and ensure you can access the appropriate systems on your first day, please read the following policies and complete the User Access and Declaration forms below and return to MidCentral:
Human Resources
Private Bag 11036
Manawatu Mail Centre
Palmerston North 4442

Equal Employment Opportunities:

Te Whatu Ora Health NZ - MidCentral is a member of the Equal Employment Opportunities (EEO) Trust. EEO best practice is encouraged within the DHB, including supporting diversity by promoting the recruitment and development of people on the basis of merit.

Further Information:

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Kiwi Health Jobs: 

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