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Obstetrician and Gynaecologist (VID: 4855)

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Location: Palmerston North Hospital
Position Type: Medical
Appointment Type: Temporary/Fulltime
Close Date: 28/07/2019
MidCentral District Health Board is seeking to recruit an experienced full time Obstetrician and Gynaecologist for a full time fixed term position commencing as soon as possible for a 12 month appointment.
This is a general obstetrics and gynaecology services so applicants need to have a range of generalist skills. Applicants must be eligible for Vocational Registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand.
 The obstetric service provides a range of primary and secondary inpatient, outpatient, day patient and community-based care in the MidCentral District. These services are provided from Palmerston North Hospital. Primary and limited secondary obstetric services are provided by MidCentral Health from Horowhenua Health Centre, while outpatient postnatal services operate from Feilding.
Gynaecology services, including colposcopy and fertility clinics, are provided at Palmerston North Hospital on an inpatient and outpatient basis for women throughout the MidCentral District.  Outpatient clinics are also provided at Horowhenua Health Centre and at Dannevirke by MidCentral Health consultants.
This is an exciting time to join MidCentral District Health Board (MDHB) as it is embarking upon a transformational change programme to firmly establish itself as a high performing health system that meets the current and future demands of its communities, that provides improved patient experiences for service users, and that achieves improved patient and community health and wellbeing. 
MDHB will build on its significant achievements to date, in particular its investment in developing primary and community care services and relationships. It will work to further reduce service duplication and fragmentation, to move care into and closer to people’s homes, and to achieve an integrated and community focused high performing health system.
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 please contact Dr Per Kempe, Medical Head, Women’s Health or Christine Wood, Medical Recruitment Consultant phone + 64 6 35082014

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