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Gastroenterologist (VID: 5023)

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Location: Palmerston North Hospital
Service: Gastroenterology - Gastroenterology
Position Type: Medical
Appointment Type: Permanent/Fulltime
Close Date: 1/03/2020
We are looking for a sixth gastroenterologist to join our team.  Why should you apply? We are a friendly department that offers work-life balance, in a great place to live.
 
The Gastroenterology Department at Palmerston North Hospital, New Zealand, serves the university town of Palmerston North, and the Manawatu district.  We provide quality outpatient gastroscopy and colonoscopy, ERCP, liver elastography, outpatient clinical care, inpatient gastroenterology care and bowel cancer screening services to the 160,000 people in our district.  We are affiliated to the University of Otago, have a training gastroenterology registrar in our department, and have a research relationship with Massey University.  This environment provides excellent opportunity for both teaching and research.
 
Palmerston North is a great place to live, and to raise a family. We have a strong musical and cultural community, excellent schooling, and terrific sporting opportunities. We are lucky to have New Zealand's Ruahine and Tararua forest parks, Himitangi and Foxton beaches and alpine Mount Ruapehu all within 2 hours of our city.
 
This is a full time position - we are also interested in applicants who would like to work with us on a part time basis.
 
This is an exciting time to join MidCentral District Health Board (MDHB) as it is embarking upon a transformational change programme to firmly establish itself as a high performing health system that meets the current and future demands of its communities, that provides improved patient experiences for service users, and that achieves improved patient and community health and wellbeing. 
 
Applicants must be eligible for vocational registration in Internal Medicine with the Medical Council of New Zealand with specialist training / qualification in Gastroenterology, as well as having demonstrated clinical, management, and teaching skills and the ability to work effectively within the multi-disciplinary team.

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
vacancy@midcentraldhb.govt.nz

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