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Medical Officer, Horowhenua (VID: 5726)

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Location: Horowhenua Health Centre
Position Type: Medical
Appointment Type: Permanent/Part-time
Close Date: 31/10/2021
We have an opportunity for a Medical Officer or General Practitioner to join our friendly and dedicated ElderHealth team at Horowhenua Health Centre, Levin.  

MidCentral District Health Board (MDHB) is committed to providing excellent health care to our Horowhenua population.  MDHB has a vision of transferring specialist care from hospital to the community, upskilling primary care in the process and fostering a collaborative approach to managing older people with frailty. To this end a recent review of the medical staffing on the Horowhenua Health Centre ward (STAR 4) has resulted in a new medical model of care. 
STAR 4 is a 20 bedded ward, with a mix of rural and Assessment, Treatment and Rehabilitation (ATR) beds for patients of all ages, although patients are predominantly over 65 years old. The ward also has special expertise in palliative care.
Our medical cover roster is for four 0.70 full time equivalents (28 hours per week) to provide inpatient, outpatient and community care.  The role will also cover leave and contribute to the 1 in 4 on call roster.  There is support from a geriatrician who is on-site three days a week. 
As a Horowhenua Health Centre ElderHealth Medical Officer you will also be part of the wider ElderHealth medical team and service.  This team consists of eight geriatrician senior medical officers and one medical officer who are based at Palmerston North Hospital, in addition to the medical officers at Horowhenua Health Centre.  A multidisciplinary approach to the management of care is ensured with the support of senior nursing and therapy staff.  As an employee of MidCentral District Health Board you will be eligible for generous annual leave, continuing medical education and related leave, superannuation scheme, etc.  You may also have the opportunity to contribute to the General Practice Services within the Horowhenua region. 
Levin is the largest town and seat of the Horowhenua District, in the Manawatu-Wanganui region of New Zealand's North Island.  Our location in the centre of the lower North Island puts us in close proximity to excellent hiking and mountain bike trails, fishing rivers and we are only a short drive from the beach. Wellington (with the buzz of our capital city), the Wairarapa and Hawke’s Bay (wine growing regions), and Mt Ruapehu (ski fields) are only a couple of hours away.
Join us and contribute to making a positive impact in the health outcomes of older people in the MidCentral district as we pursue our vision of ‘Quality Living, Healthy Lives, Well Communities’.
For further information please refer to the position description. However you are also welcome to contact Syed Zaman, Clinical Executive, Healthy Ageing & Rehabilitation or Anita Roberts  SMO Recruitment Coordinator.
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. To find out more information about the Vulnerable Children Act 2014 click here

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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