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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Palmerston North Hospital (VID: 6532)

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Location: Palmerston North Hospital
Service: Orthopaedics - Orthopaedic Service
Position Type: Medical
Appointment Type: Permanent/Fulltime
Close Date: 14/01/2024

Te Pae Hauora o Ruahine o Tararua | MidCentral are expanding our Orthopaedic Department and we are looking for a mix of advanced surgical interests and skill. If you are looking for a collegial environment in a region of NZ that offers the perfect blend of work, rest and play then MidCentral might be the place for you!
We are interested in hearing from surgeons with an interest and/or sub-specialty in spinal surgery. In addition, you will be able and willing to provide service in general Orthopaedic and trauma surgery. You will partake in the general on-call roster and will contribute to management of trauma and other acute Orthopaedic presentations. Due to the high demand, you will be involved in the provision of primary knee and hip joint replacement services to the Manawatū community. If desired, you could also participate in delivering services in the private sector.
The spine service will be management of trauma, decompression and stabilisation of the spine surgery. If you are interested in tertiary spine surgery, you will be able to liaise and coordinate the management with tertiary institutes. 
You would be one of ten Orthopaedic Specialists. There is also a Medical Officer, 9 Registrars (two are on the national training program) and House Officers.

Our team actively encourage work life balance and the MidCentral Region is ideally situated for those who like to work, rest and play – beaches close by, ski fields and wineries just up the road, stunning scenery with loads of hiking tracks including Te Arapuke mountain bike track. Our region also offers excellent schools and a local university.

If you are interested in making the move to MidCentral – check out our careers site below. We have loads of information about the region, Palmerston North hospital and more!

Applicants must hold FRACS Orthopaedic or equivalent and be eligible for vocational registration in Orthopaedic Surgery with the Medical Council of New Zealand.

Te Pae Hauora o Ruahine o Tararua MidCentral (MidCentral) is part of Te Whatu Ora, Health New Zealand and provides healthcare services to over 180,000 people across the Manawatū, Horowhenua and Tararua regions. With a large hospital campus in Palmerston North, it also provides key health care and support services to neighbouring communities.

MidCentral 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 Childrens 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. More information about the Childrens Act 2014 is available from the Ministry for Children (Oranga Tamariki) website.


​For further information contact, SMO Recruitment Specialist  or +64 6 350 8849.

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