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Medical Oncologist (VID:4774)

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Location: Palmerston North Hospital
Service: Medical Oncology - Medical Oncology
Position Type: Medical
Appointment Type: Permanent/Part-time
Close Date: 24/03/2019

​We are seeking an enthusiastic and committed Medical Oncologist to join our team. The position will be 24 hours per week and will be based in Palmerston North.

Applicants should be Fellows of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians in Medical Oncology or equivalent and eligible for Vocational Registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand.

MidCentral District Health Board provides clinical haematology, radiation oncology and medical oncology services to the District Health Boards that cover the communities of Manawatu, northern Wairarapa, Hawke’s Bay, Whanganui and Taranaki.  This is a combined population of 550,000.
The medical team in the service has a wide range of specialist skills and expertise and includes:

  • Seven clinical haematologists 
  • Six radiation oncologists 
  • Six other medical oncologists  
  • One palliative medicine physician.

Multi-disciplinary case meetings (Tumour Boards) are held locally and regionally.

Outreach clinics are conducted in the central North Island. We have facilities for inpatient and outpatient chemotherapy management and perform a number of high dose chemotherapy with PBSCR procedures each year. The service has modern radiotherapy equipment including four Linear Accelerators.

The service is predominantly a clinical service, however the department does maintain an active clinical research portfolio, and possibilities exist for linkages with Massey University for pre-clinical research. The service is also an approved FRACP training centre and undertakes active post graduate teaching at House Officer, Senior House Officer and Registrar level.

For further information please contact: Dr Richard Isaacs, Medical Head, Medical Oncology: or Christine Wood, Medical Recruitment Consultant:

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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