Te Pae Hauora o Ruahine o Tararua MidCentral (MidCentral) is part of Te Whatu Ora, Health New Zealand and provides healthcare services to over 180,000 people across the Manawatū, Horowhenua and Tararua regions. With a large hospital campus in Palmerston North, it also provides key health care and support services to neighbouring communities.
Te Pae Hauora o Ruahine o Tararua | MidCentral have an exciting opportunity for a General Medicine Physician to join our service! You will join a diverse and dynamic Internal Medicine team of 13 physicians with a range of sub-specialties, providing medical services to our community.
Palmerston North Hospital is a 360 bed regional hospital in the lower North Island providing most medical and surgical specialties, excluding neurosurgery, plastics and cardiothoracic. It is an exciting time to join MidCentral, with several new facilities including a new Medical Assessment & Planning Unit (MAPU), ED Observation Area along with our SPIRE project, which will see added operating theatres and an interventional cardiac catheterisation lab.
This role is made up of inpatient and outpatient clinical responsibilities as well as dedicated time reserved for administrative tasks. You will also take part in an acute General Medicine on-call roster with registrar support. We are keen to hear from consultants with a broad internal medicine background who may be dual trained; our team will support your interest in the relevant service. We would be particularly interested in hearing from consultants with expertise in Rheumatology, Endocrine, and Infectious Diseases.
In addition to the above – we also have a leadership opportunity! This will offer a great combination of leadership and clinical work, which will allow you to continue doing the work you are passionate about while contributing to the leadership across our General Medicine Department.
What can we offer you?
• Real life work balance
• A diverse, dynamic and supportive team
• Dedicated time to develop portfolio interest or invest time in CME
• Ongoing training and development opportunities
• Six weeks annual leave
• 10 days leave for CME (with an additional allowance for travel/course costs)
• Opportunities to mentor and develop junior doctors
• Relocation packages for national and international candidates
The MidCentral Region is ideally situated for those who like to work, rest and play – beaches close by, ski fields and wineries just up the road, stunning scenery with loads of hiking tracks including Te Arapuke mountain bike track. Our region also offers excellent schools and a local university.
We actively encourage a life work balance and appreciate flexibility can be important so we are open to discuss options! Whether you are looking for permanent, fixed term or part time positions, we are open to it – please reach out for a confidential chat.
Applicants must be eligible for vocational registration in Internal Medicine with the Medical Council of New Zealand.