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Lead Audiologist/Team Leader (VID: 4717)

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Location: Palmerston North Hospital
Position Type: Allied Health
Appointment Type: Permanent/Negotiable
Close Date: 27/10/2019
The successful candidate must be a member of the New Zealand Audiological Society (NZAS).
Our Audiology department is looking for applicants for a permanent full time Audiologist role based at Palmerston North hospital.
The Palmerston North Hospital Audiology department provides a comprehensive rehabilitation and diagnostic service for children and adults, with the opportunity to work in specialised areas including a complex paediatric caseload, electrophysiological assessments and bone anchored hearing aid assessment and fitting. The Audiology department is a team environment who works closely with the Newborn Hearing Screeners, Ministry of Education Advisors on Deaf Children and the Ear Nose and Throat Specialists.  
Applicants must have completed a Master’s degree in Audiology, or have an equivalent qualification recognized by the New Zealand Audiological Society. Ideally, we are looking for someone who has completed the NZAS Clinical Competency Certificate and Paediatric qualification.
This position could suit an audiologist working in the private sector who is looking for a new challenge, or a new graduate with an interest in developing a broad foundation in clinical practice.
Applicants must also have excellent interpersonal skills, excellent verbal & written communication, and the ability to work well within a team. Competent IT skills and a driver's license are preferred.
Palmerston North in the Manawatu is a beautiful location, with all modern services and luxuries expected of vibrant cities, including a shopping plaza, a Globe theatrical center, the Regent and Centre Point theatres, and dozens of hotels/motels giving Palmerston North a reputation as a conference hub. Palmerston North tertiary education is provided by Massey University and the International Pacific College. We have excellent primary, intermediate and secondary schooling, both public and private, mixed and single sex. Cost of living is reasonable, housing very affordable, and rural living with stunning views only minutes from town is very achievable.
Those looking for outdoor adventure are well served with excellent hiking, climbing, mountain biking, fishing rivers, hunting parks, camping sites and beaches all in close proximity. 

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 Vulnerable 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. More information about the Vulnerable Children Act 2014 is available from the Ministry of Vulnerable Children website.

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:
Human Resources
Private Bag 11036
Manawatu Mail Centre
Palmerston North 4442

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