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Orthoptist, Palmerston North Hospital (VID: 4777)

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Location: Palmerston North Hospital
Service: Ophthalmology - Ophthalmology Clinic
Position Type: Allied Health
Appointment Type: Permanent/Fulltime
Close Date: 29/03/2020

​Move to our great region where we will be able to offer you a great lifestyle and easy living.

  • Affordable accommodation
  • Centrally located
  • A mixture of lifestyles
  • Big city amenities while retaining small town friendliness
  • Family Orientated/ great schools
Palmerston North in the Manawatu is a beautiful location, with all modern services and luxuries expected of vibrant cities, including a shopping plaza, a Globe theatrical centre, the Regent and Centre Point theatres, and dozens of hotels/motels giving Palmerston North a reputation as a conference hub. Palmerston North tertiary education is provided by Massey University and the International Pacific College. We have excellent primary, intermediate and secondary schooling, both public and private, mixed and single sex. Cost of living is reasonable, housing very affordable, and rural living with stunning views only minutes from town is very achievable.
Those looking for outdoor adventure are well served with excellent hiking, climbing, mountain biking, fishing rivers, hunting parks, camping sites and beaches all in close proximity.
The Role
Our fantastic Orthoptic team is ready to welcome a new recruit into our fast paced clinical environment. The MidCentral District Health Board Ophthalmology Department operates in a middle- sized Health Board, and provides Orthoptic Services into our district. With the establishment of this role we will be delivering sub-regional support to our neighbouring DHB in Whanganui.
This is a traditional Orthoptist post with a mostly paediatric caseload, some adult strabismus and complex Oculomotility disorders. You would need to be able to conduct clinics autonomously and work in collaboration with the wider team and other health professionals.
Clinically, you will be based in Palmerston North (0.6FTE) working as part of a wider Ophthalmology team with one other Orthoptist, visiting Optometrists, 3 locally based Ophthalmologists and 2 visiting Ophthalmologists, Registrars, Nurses and Ophthalmic Technicians. You will also be providing a sub-regional Orthoptist service (0.4FTE) in the neighbouring Whanganui hospital where you will be a valued member working in collaboration with 2 locally based Ophthalmologists and eye nurses. (1FTE total between both sites).
If you are a qualified Orthoptist, hold an internationally recognised Orthoptic qualification and have a minimum of two years postgraduate clinical experience, this offers a wonderful opportunity to have a change of scene or make a permanent move to experience the lifestyle that New Zealand has to offer.
For more information you are welcome to contact Human Resources and they will forward your query to the clinical team, phone 06 350 8850.
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. More information about the Vulnerable Children Act 2014 is available from the Ministry of Vulnerable Children website.

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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