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Orthopaedic Surgeon (VID: 4760)

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Location: Palmerston North Hospital
Service: Orthopaedics - Orthopaedic Service
Position Type: Medical
Appointment Type: Permanent/Fulltime
Close Date: 12/01/2020

​Are you an Orthopaedic Surgeon looking for a new opportunity?

If so then this vacancy might be the one for you. Work in a collegial environment and enjoy the ease of living in a small city with a great region to explore on your down time!
About the Role
MidCentral Health is looking for an Orthopaedic Surgeon with a sub-speciality interest in Paediatric Orthopaedics to replace one of our long serving colleagues who is retiring. There may be a second vacancy for a surgeon with a spinal interest.
The orthopaedic service at MidCentral Health is a generalist one with both elective and trauma work undertaken. In particular elective hip and knee replacement surgery and general orthopaedic trauma surgery (predominantly occurring on scheduled day time acute trauma operating lists) will be an essential part of any orthopaedic SMO’s workload as well as participation in the on call roster. We are keen to appoint a surgeon with a paediatric interest to work alongside our current paediatric surgeon who is planning to retire within the next few years. Other subspecialities we would consider favorably include spinal and foot/ankle surgery.
You would be one of 8 Orthopaedic Specialists. There is also a Medical Officer, 6 Registrars (two are on the national training program) and House Officers.
Applicants must hold FRACS Orthopaedics or equivalent and be eligible for vocational registration in Orthopaedic Surgery with the Medical Council of New Zealand.
Contact Details
For further information contact Christine Wood, Medical Recruitment Consultant: or +64 6 350 8204.
About Us
Join MidCentral District Health Board and become part of our journey as we continue with our transformational change to establish the organisation as a high performing health system. The transformation involves introducing a system that delivers integrated care by engaging across primary, specialist and community based service providers to provide better health outcomes for the communities we serve. 
At MidCentral you will work alongside a diverse team of professionals who are passionate about delivering quality health and disability services.
MidCentral staff enjoy wellness and benefits schemes, investment in professional development, and career progression opportunities. A competitive remuneration package is being offered as well as the opportunity to contribute to making a positive impact in the health outcomes of people in the MidCentral district as we pursue our vision of ‘Quality Living, Healthy Lives, Well Communities’.
MidCentral is an accredited employer with Immigration New Zealand. This means we are able to recruit globally and our Talent work visas will be processed as a priority. 
About Our Region
Palmerston North is a family friendly city where you can enjoy the New Zealand countryside lifestyle without missing out on the advantages of a big city. Housing is more affordable in comparison to the larger metropolitan cities. With a diverse artistic community, Palmerston North is home to a multitude of cultural events, cafes, restaurants and sports activities. Its central place in the lower half of the North Island makes it easy to access the beautiful ski fields 2 hour’s drive north, Wellington 2 hours south, vineyards 2 hours east, wonderful hiking and biking areas 10 min east and the west coast beaches only a 30 minutes’ drive west.

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 contact Christine Wood, Medical Recruitment Consultant phone +64 6 350 8204.

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