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Infectious Diseases and General Medicine Physician (VID:4434)

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Location: Palmerston North Hospital
Service: Infection Control - Infestious Diseases Resch and Ed
Position Type: Medical
Appointment Type: Permanent/Fulltime
Close Date: 14/01/2024

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 Infectious Diseases Physician to join our service! You will be part of the Internal Medicine team as one of MidCentral’s Infectious Diseases specialists with a focus on both outpatient and inpatient services and providing clinical support to our Infection Prevention and Control Service.

We are looking for a consultant who brings specialist clinical skills to join our multidisciplinary team to ensure we provide a patient centred approach to the General Medicine and Infectious Diseases roles. Our current team includes an ID consultant, Infection Prevention and Control team, Home IV antibiotic and vascular access teams, as well as a fulltime ID Pharmacist and Microbiologist.

This role provides specialist ID advice to inpatient teams, including Orthopaedics, General Surgery, ENT, Urology, ICU, Oncology – medical and radiation, Haematology, General Medicine, Cardiology, Respiratory, Gastroenterology, Neurology and Renal, including a large dialysis unit. The ID team also supports the pharmacy-led Antimicrobial Stewardship programme, sits on the IPC committee and is involved in education across the organisation. We work together with a Microbiologist and the lab team and the Sexual Health service, including HIV, which is located on site.

This position includes a focus on both outpatient and inpatient work, consultation support for the wider health provision (secondary and primary care) and will be a crucial part of our service development through facility upgrades, new building, and process reengineering.

It is intended that this role with be split between Infectious Diseases 0.5 and General Medicine 0.5. The general medicine component 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.
Applicants must be eligible for vocational registration in Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases with the Medical Council of New Zealand.
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 and 10 days CME
- Opportunities to mentor and develop junior doctors
- Relocation packages for national and international candidates

Our team actively encourage work life balance and 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.

If you are interested in making the move to MidCentral – check out our careers site below.

​As applications are received they will be reviewed and shortlisting may take place earlier than the advertised closing date.
MidCentral actively seeks Māori into our workforce to reflect the community we serve. We strive to be a place where people love to work and learn. We aim to develop a diverse team that reflects the communities that we serve and we welcome people of all ethnicities, genders, sexual orientations, religious and political beliefs, socio-economic situations and accessibility needs.



If you would like to know more about this role please do not hesitate to reach out for a confidential chat:
Dr Erana Gray – General Medicine and Infectious Diseases Physician
Denella Statham – Recruitment Specialist


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