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Medical Lead & Interventional Cardiologist (VID: 4788)

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Location: Palmerston North Hospital
Service:
Position Type: Medical
Appointment Type: Permanent/Fulltime
Close Date: 19/01/2020

​MidCentral DHB is looking to appoint an experienced cardiologist to lead the further development of cardiology services up to and including establishment of a local interventional service. This is part of a Regional Cardiac Strategy and is supported by both MidCentral DHB’s Board and its regional partners. The development will be supported by a dedicated project management role.

MidCentral DHB has a catchment area of 180,000 people and the MDHB Cardiology Service currently has the capacity to provide diagnostic angiography, pacing and echocardiographic services to the population as well as an integrated heart failure service.

 
A business case has been approved for the development of an interventional service with PCI capability and the appointment of two interventional cardiologists. There is an expectation that the hospital will be PCI capable five days a week and contribute to an out-of-hours interventional roster, and that this will be achieved within three years.
 
The successful applicant should have proven clinical leadership experience as well as demonstrated understanding of departmental development and the provision of strong clinical governance. In addition, experience in delivering an interventional service from its infancy and working in a rural setting is also desirable.
 
Successful applicants should also have a knowledge of, and commitment to, the departmental development of a cardiology service in its entirety as well as a focus on intervention.
 
The successful applicant will be expected to take a place on a cardiology on-call service as well as an interventional cardiology on-call service once established.
 
During the establishment of a dedicated interventional facility at MidCentral DHB access to interventional cardiology to retain medical credentialing requirements will be made available.
 
The establishment of this service and development of the workforce at MCH as part of this progress is fully supported by the Central Region Cardiac Network.
 
For further information you are welcome to contact Anita Roberts, Recruitment Coordinator, 64 6 350 8849 or Amanda Driffill, Service Manager, Medical Services 64 6 350 8835.
  
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:
Human Resources
Private Bag 11036
Manawatu Mail Centre
Palmerston North 4442
vacancy@midcentraldhb.govt.nz

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