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Diagnostic and Interventional Radiologist (VID: 3897)

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Location: Palmerston North Hospital
Service: Medical Imaging
Position Type: Medical
Appointment Type: Permanent/Fulltime
Close Date: 10/12/2017
Are you a Diagnostic and Interventional Radiologist with a range of interventional skills but still willing and able to do general diagnostic radiology including CT and Ultra Sound? Then MidCentral District Health Board (MDHB) might be just the place for you.
 
As a full time radiologist at MDHB you would work in Interventional Radiology and  Diagnostic Radiology including CT, Ultrasound, general imaging and the option of MRI sessions.
 
We are looking for someone who has the following interventional skills:

• Vascular intervention including angioplasty/ stenting, embolisation (neuro skills NOT needed)
• Biliary intervention, access, stenting
•  All drain insertions
• Biopsies
• Vascular access including haemodialysis access and PICC line insertions
• MSK intervention, eg US guided steroid injections is desirable
• Breast work (optional)
 
The department has an interesting and varied workload carrying out approximately 96,000 examinations a year in the provincial city of Palmerston North, servicing a total regional population of around 166,000. Regional services to a larger population also include: Oncology, Breast Screening, Renal and Urology, with clinics held at the hospital including Respiratory, Rheumatology, Paediatrics and visiting specialists from Wellington for Neurosurgery and Cardiothoracic surgery.

Palmerston North Hospital has up to date equipment including CT, Fluoroscopy, Ultrasound, DSA, and seven general digital radiography rooms and Nuclear Medicine with two gamma cameras. RIS/PACS was installed in 2009.  A private provider, Broadway Radiology, has an MRI in the hospital grounds and there are opportunities for candidates to be employed by both private and public services, with an attractive remuneration package available. There is also the opportunity to work in Breast Screening.

The Medical Imaging Department has ten Radiologists, and three Radiology Registrars.  Medical Imaging encourages and supports close clinical interaction with our colleagues both within the hospital setting and the community. 
 
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. To find out more information about the Vulnerable 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.
 
​Further information is available from Christine Wood, Medical Recruitment Consultant, Human Resources Department, MidCentral District Health Board.

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