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​Medical Officer, Alcohol & Other Drugs Service (VID: 5178)

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Location: Palmerston North Hospital
Service: Mental Health Services
Position Type: Medical
Appointment Type: Permanent/Part-time
Close Date: 25/10/2020

MidCentral District Health Board welcomes applications from Medical Officers with experience in Addiction Medicine.

This full time position is within our Alcohol & Other Drug Service based on the Palmerston North campus. The position covers the MidCentral District Health Board area with an urban and rural population of approximately 168,000.   This is a key position offering the successful candidate the opportunity to join our existing AOD service medical staff and to take a role in ongoing service development. We are particularly interested to hear from you if you have an interest in supporting the development of services to best meet the needs of clients who have co existing substance misuse and mental health disorders. Our overall philosophy is encompassed by a commitment to harm reduction.  

Our client base is approximately 600 with approximately two thirds on the Opioid Substitution Treatment programme and a third on the Generic Programme. We operate as a multi-disciplinary team that includes Medical Officers, Clinical Psychologists, Social Workers, Alcohol and Other Drug Practitioners and Registered Nurses

For further details please contact either:
Dr. Vanessa Caldwell, Clinical Executive on (phone) +64 6 350 9142, (cell) 027 703 8855,

Anita Roberts, Recruitment Coordinator (phone) +64 6 350 8849.

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

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