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Otorhinolaryngologist (VID: 4313)

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Location: Palmerston North Hospital
Service: Otorhinolaryngology - Otorhinolaryngology
Position Type: Medical
Appointment Type: Permanent/Fulltime
Close Date: 20/01/2019
MidCentral District Health Board is currently recruiting three Otorhinolaryngologists due to retirement and expansion of the department.
These are full time, permanent positions commencing July 2019.
The ideal applicants will have general Otorhinolaryngology experience. Subspecialist interest is encouraged but not essential.
The department currently has sub specialty interest in Head and Neck and Otology and employs two registrars with plans to appoint a third registrar and a clinical Head and Neck Fellow commencing January 2019.
These positions are based at Palmerston North Hospital, a 350 bed secondary care hospital which offers most medical and surgical specialties with the exception of Cardiothoracic, Plastic and Neurosurgery. The hospital serves a local population of 180,000 but is the centre of the regional head and neck oncology service with responsibility for a population of 550,000.
The Otorhinolaryngology department currently participates in fortnightly Head and Neck MDT and radiology meetings and monthly thyroid MDT and pathology meetings. It also hosts a monthly half day CDP meeting with otorhinolaryngologists attending from Whanganui, Taranaki and Hawke’s Bay. 
Palmerston North is a city in the Lower North Island of New Zealand, located within 2 hours drive from Wellington with a well-connected domestic airport. Tramping in the Ruahine and Tararua ranges is within an hour by car and Skiing at Mount Ruapehu is an easy three hour drive.    
To be eligible for this position you must be either registered or able to gain registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand and have a specialist qualification in Otolaryngology that is recognised by the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (Otolaryngology/Head and Neck) as suitable for Vocational Registration in New Zealand. (Please see for further information).
For further information please contact Mr Paul Joice, Medical Head, Otorhinolaryngology: or Moira Eathorne, Medical Recruitment Consultant:

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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