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Palmerston North Hospital Specialist Anaesthetist (VID: 6224)

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Location: Palmerston North Hospital
Position Type: Medical
Appointment Type: Permanent/Fulltime
Close Date: 5/06/2022
To comply with the current Health Order MidCentral DHB requires ALL its employees to be fully vaccinated (and boosted as applicable) against COVID-19. We will not accept applications that do not meet this criteria.
MidCentral District Health Board actively seeks Māori into our workforce to reflect the community we serve.
MidCentral DHB is seeking a Specialist Anaesthetist.
If successful you would participate in the full spectrum of anaesthesia services provided by this Department. An interest in obstetric anaesthesia would be desirable. The Department of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care provides a wide range of anaesthetic and intensive care services. The theatre complex consists of seven operating theatres, but is currently undergoing expansion to nine, plus use of a theatre at our private hospital. The department is staffed by 30 specialist anaesthetists, eight registrars in training posts and six senior house officers. We operate 2 separate on-call rosters for anaesthesia and intensive care.

Palmerston North Hospital is a busy secondary hospital providing some tertiary services.

We offer:
  • Almost all sub-specialties (except neurosurgery and cardiac surgery)
  • Specialist medical staff with registrar and house officer support
  • Active Postgraduate Medical Society
  • Well-subscribed medical library with Medline computer facilities
  • Committed multi-disciplinary teams for our services, including quality nursing and paramedical staff.

There is a healthy private practice of anaesthesia in Palmerston North, and a half day off per week would be available for the appointees to the above position to pursue opportunities in this area.

Applicants must be eligible for vocational registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand.

For further information contact Medical Leads Dr Vik Singh or Dr Terasa Bulger or SMO Recruitment Co-ordinator Anita Roberts ph +64 6 350 8849.

MidCentral District Health Board is committed to ensuring that children and young people are safe from abuse and harm. As part of our commitment to children and young people, and in line with the Children Act 2014, appointment to positions that involve regular or overnight contact with children will include worker safety checks. These checks are in addition to the requirement to have a satisfactory police clearance. Further information will be provided to shortlisted candidates. To find out more information about the Children Act 2014 click here.

MidCentral District Health Board employs more than 2500 staff at Manawatu, Palmerston North, Tararua and Horowhenua and Otaki districts.
Palmerston North Hospital is a 350 bed secondary hospital, which services an urban population of 80,000 and a total population catchment of 168,000. In addition, the hospital is a teaching hospital, and is associated with both Auckland and Otago medical schools.
Palmerston North is a major university city and is at the hub of key routes to the central North Island ski fields, and river adventures. Wellington the capital city, is only a two hour journey by road, as are the wine growing regions of Hawke's Bay and Wairarapa.


For further information contact Medical Leads Dr Vik Singh or Dr Terasa Bulger or SMO Recruitment Co-ordinator Anita Roberts ph +64 6 350 8849.

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