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Emergency Physician (VID:4110)

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Location: Palmerston North Hospital
Service: Emergency - Emergency
Position Type: Medical
Appointment Type: Permanent/Fulltime
Close Date: 25/02/2018

​We have an opportunity for an energetic consultant emergency physician (FACEM or equivalent) to join the Emergency Department at Palmerston North Hospital.

Palmerston North Hospital is an Australasian Level 4 regional trauma centre with approximately 44,000 adult and paediatric presentations per annum. We are an increasingly busy department that has maintained a 30+% admission rate despite our rising volume. In addition to a robust general medicine service, we have 24/7 access to general surgery, O&G, paediatrics, ENT, ophthalmology, orthopaedics, and ICU. Cardiothoracic, neurosurgery, and plastic surgery services are provided by Wellington Hospital (two hours away).

We are a team of 9 consultant emergency physicians working four 10 hour shifts per week and averaging one weekend per month. We supervise and teach 9 senior house officers and 9 registrars. We are accredited for 12 months advanced ACEM training and value highly our successful education programme.

The Manawatu is a beautiful region and Palmerston North is a vibrant multicultural city. Primary, intermediate, and secondary schools are excellent, and housing is affordable. Our location in the center of the lower North Island puts us in close proximity to excellent hiking and mountain bike trails, and we are only a short drive from the beach. Wellington, the Wairarapa, Hawke’s Bay, and Mt Ruapehu are only a couple of hours away.

As a department, we are dedicated to patient-centred care and are looking for emergency physicians who share our team focus and commitment to quality. If you are newly qualified or an experienced consultant, we welcome your application.

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 please contact: Dr Helen Cosgrove, Clinical Director or Christine Wood, Medical Recruitment Consultant: or +64 6350 8204.

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