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Clinical Haematologist, Palmerston North Hospital (VID: 6246)

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Location: Palmerston North Hospital
Position Type: Medical
Appointment Type: Permanent/Fulltime
Close Date: 20/11/2022
To comply with the current Health Order MidCentral 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 actively seeks Māori into our workforce to reflect the community we serve.

MidCentral provides Clinical Haematology, Radiation Oncology and Medical Oncology services to the District Health Boards that cover the communities of the Manawatu, northern Wairarapa, Hawke’s Bay, Whanganui and Taranaki.  This is a combined population of 600,000.

We are seeking an enthusiastic and committed Clinical Haematologist to join our established Haematology team of seven Senior Medical Officers (SMO) and four Resident Medical Officers (RMO). Applicants should be trained in Clinical Haematology and hold/or be eligible to hold appropriate vocational registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand.

This permanent full time (40 hours a week) appointment is required to participate in a 1 in 8 on call after hours’ roster.  The position will be based at Palmerston North Hospital,  with clinical responsibilities in one or more of the regions covered by the Regional Cancer Treatment Service.

The service provides inpatient and outpatient haematology care and manages a wide range of haematological conditions including acute leukaemia, lymphoma, autologus stem cell transplantation, plasma exchange, haemostatsis and thrombosis.  Inpatient care is delivered at Palmerston North Hospital.  Outpatient clinics are run at Palmerston North, Whanganui, Hawera, New Plymouth and Hawkes Bay. The Department maintains an active clinical research portfolio including clinical trials. The service is an approved FRACP training center and undertakes active post graduate teaching at House Officer, Senior House Officer and Registrar level.  Multi-disciplinary case meetings (Tumour Boards) are held locally and regionally. 

There is also an opportunity to undertake pathology work with MedLab Central, which is based at Palmerston North Hospital, as part this appointment.

For further information please contact: Dr Allanah Kilfoyle, Medical Lead, Clinical Haematology:  or Anita Roberts, SMO Recruitment Specialist +64 6 350 8849 or 

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.

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

For further information please contact: Dr Allanah Kilfoyle, Medical Lead, Clinical Haematology: or Anita Roberts, SMO Recruitment Specialist +64 6 350 8849 or

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