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General Surgeon, Palmerston North Hospital (VID: 6544)

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Location: Palmerston North Hospital
Service: General Surgery - General Surgery
Position Type: Medical
Appointment Type: Temporary/Fulltime
Close Date: 11/01/2023

​MidCentral requires ALL its employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (including the first booster vaccination). We will not accept applications that do not meet this criteria. 

We are looking for an additional General Surgeon to join the team at MidCentral in the beautiful Manawatu. Work in a collegial environment and enjoy exploring the region on your down time!

We are looking for a fulltime Specialist General Surgeon to join the team based at Palmerston North Hospital. The service currently has seven general surgeons and you would be joining on a fixed term basis.

The General Surgery service provides a range of surgery using some of the latest technology. Applicants must be eligible for vocational registration in General Surgery with the Medical Council of New Zealand and have demonstrated clinical, management, and teaching skills with the ability to work effectively within the multi-disciplinary team.

Palmerston North is a great place to live, and to raise a family. We have a strong musical and cultural community, terrific sporting opportunities with excellent schools and education facilities including Massey University and UCOL. We are lucky to have New Zealand's Ruahine and Tararua forest parks, Himitangi and Foxton beaches close by and be centrally located with Wellington City, the alpine Mount Ruapehu and internationally recognized wine regions of Hawkes Bay and Wairarapa all within 2 hours of our city.

For further information, please contact: the SMO Recruitment Specialist 06 350 8840.


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 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.

For further information, please contact: the SMO Recruitment Specialist 06 350 8840.

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