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Palmerston North Hospital Specialist Anaesthetist (VID: 6509)

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Location: Palmerston North Hospital
Position Type: Medical
Appointment Type: Permanent/Fulltime
Close Date: 30/04/2023
The department of Anaesthesia at Te Pae Hauora o Ruahine o Tararua MidCentral is expanding, which means we have exciting new opportunities for Anaesthetists to join our team!

Our theatre complex consists of seven operating theatres, but current expansion will make that nine theatres plus use of a theatre at our private hospital. Our team currently comprises of 26 specialist anaesthetists, 8 registrars and 6 senior house officers. We currently operate 2 separate on-call rosters for anaesthesia and intensive care.

Our team cover almost all sub-specialties (except neurosurgery and cardiac surgery) which will allow successful applicants to participate in the full spectrum of anaesthesia services provided by the department.

What can we offer you?
• A diverse, dynamic and supportive team
• 2 sessions per week to develop portfolio interest – airway, paeds, etc.
• 2 off sessions per week to pursue private practice (there is a healthy practice of Anaesthesia in Palmerston North) or other interests
• Ongoing training and development opportunities
• Six weeks annual leave and 10 days CME
• Opportunities to mentor and develop junior doctors
• Relocation packages for national and international candidates

Applicants should be Fellows of the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists or have an equivalent overseas specialist qualification and be eligible for registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand.

Our team actively encourage work life balance and the MidCentral Region is ideally situated for those who like to work, rest and play – beaches close by, ski fields and wineries just up the road, stunning scenery with loads of hiking tracks including Te Arapuke mountain bike track. Our region also offers excellent schools and a local university.

If you are interested in discussing these opportunities, please don’t hesitate to reach out for a chat! You can connect with our Medical Lead Dr Terasa Bulger or our SMO Recruitment Specialist Denella Statham.

Te Pae Hauora o Ruahine o Tararua MidCentral (MidCentral) is part of Te Whatu Ora, Health New Zealand and provides healthcare services to over 180,000 people across the Manawatū, Horowhenua and Tararua regions. With a large hospital campus in Palmerston North, it also provides key health care and support services to neighbouring communities.

​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.
MidCentral 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 Childrens 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. More information about the Childrens Act 2014 is available from the Ministry for Children (Oranga Tamariki) website. 

For further information contact Medical Leads Dr Vik Sandhu or Dr Terasa Bulger or Senior Medical Officer Recruitment Specialist ph +64 6 350 8849.

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