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Palmerston North Hospital Emergency Physician (VID:6153)

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Location: Palmerston North Hospital
Service: Emergency - Emergency
Position Type: Medical
Appointment Type: Permanent/Fulltime
Close Date: 2/10/2022
Health NZ – Te Pae Hauora o Ruahine o Tararua | MidCentral (previously MidCentral District Health Board) provides healthcare services to over 180,000 people across the Manawatu, Horowhenua and Tararua regions.  With a large hospital campus at Palmerston North, the health care provider also provides key health care and support services to neighbouring communities.
 
Te Pae Hauora o Ruahine o Tararua | MidCentral are looking for an additional full time FACEM (or international equivalent), eligible for vocational or locum specialist registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand, to join our enthusiastic team at Palmerston North Hospital.
You will be joining a strong team of 11 Emergency Physicians from New Zealand, the UK, the US, Canada, and South Africa, as well as 3 clinical nurse specialists and 2 nurse practitioners. We are responsible for supervising 18 resident medical officers (a mix of registrars and senior house officers) as well as 6th year medical students from the University of Otago. We are accredited for 2 years (Tier 2) training by the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine, have a highly successful teaching programme for the Part I ACEM examination, and we are keen to develop a robust Part II programme. Each week we have protected teaching time, including time in our simulation centre, for registrars, house officers, and students.
 
The Palmerston North Hospital ED sees approximately 48,000 adult and paediatric presentations per annum, with an admission rate of around 30%. We are an Australasian Level 4 ED and regional trauma centre, and see a higher than average trauma workload due to agricultural injuries from the many farms in the area as well as road accidents from the several state highways transecting the region. We have a trauma team that operates 24/7 and, working closely with our surgical and anaesthetic colleagues, we have recently updated and refined our trauma and disaster protocols. We have access to all acute services on-site with the exception of neurosurgery, cardiothoracic surgery, and plastic surgery; patients requiring these services are transferred to Wellington Hospital or Hutt Hospital.
 
Palmerston North Hospital is a 287 bed secondary hospital on the lower North Island, servicing a total catchment population of approximately 200,000 people, of which approximately 90,000 live in the city. We serve a geographically large area that includes isolated rural townships in the Manawatu, Tararua, and Horowhenua regions, as well as the New Zealand Defence Force facilities Linton Military Camp and Ohakea Airforce Base. Our catchment area has a higher than average population of Maori and Pacific people, and we are committed to achieving equity in health care for them.
 
Palmerston North itself is a vibrant, multicultural city that is home to outstanding primary, secondary, and tertiary schools, including Massey University. There are excellent restaurants and shops, and ample local opportunities for outdoor activities including mountain biking, tramping, fishing, hunting, and camping. Palmerston North has recently opened a lovely new cycle way and walkway across and along the Manawatu River, and there are plans for many more civic improvements over the next few years. We are also an easy drive to the Tasman Sea, Hawkes Bay, Mount Taranaki, Mount Ruapehu, and Lake Taupo. Our airport has recently been expanded, and there are multiple flights every day to and from Auckland, Wellington, and Christchurch. Cost of living is reasonable, housing is affordable, and rural living with stunning views only minutes from town is easily achievable.
 
If you are interested in joining our collegial, motivated team, please contact Dr David Prisk, Medical Lead, Emergency Department at david.prisk@midcentraldhb.govt.nz or Anita Roberts, Senior Medical Officer Recruitment Specialist, at anita.roberts@midcentraldhb.govt.nz or +64 06 350 8849.

 

To comply with the current Health Order, Te Pae Hauora o Ruahine o Tararua | 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.
 
Te Pae Hauora o Ruahine o Tararua | MidCentral actively seeks Māori into our workforce to reflect the community we serve.
 

​​​​​​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 NZ - MidCentral 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.
 
​If you are interested in joining our collegial, motivated team, please contact Dr David Prisk, Medical Lead, Emergency Department or Anita Roberts​, SMO Recruitment Specialist, +64 06 350 8849.​

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