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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: 29/07/2018

(1) Otorhinolaryngologist with Rhinology/Paediatric Interest
(2) Otorhinolaryngologist with Head and Neck Interest

Are you an Otorhinolaryngologist looking for a new opportunity?

MidCentral District Health Board wishes to recruit two Otorhinolaryngologists due to retirement and expansion within our department. These are full time, permanent positions commencing January 2019.

The ideal applicants will have general Otorhinolaryngology experience with demonstrable subspecialist interest in either Head and Neck Surgery or Rhinology/Paediatrics. The applicants will support the remaining consultant team who currently provide subspecialty Otological and Head and Neck surgery.

This position is based at Palmerston North Hospital, a 350 bed hospital in the city of Palmerston North, Manawatu, a city in the Lower North Island of New Zealand. Palmerston North Hospital is a secondary hospital and offers most medical and surgical specialities with the exception of Cardiothoracic, Plastic and Neurosurgery. The hospital serves a local population of 170,000 but is the base for a regional head and neck oncology service which has responsibility for a population of 550,000 and draws patients from Whanganui, Taranaki, and Hawke’s Bay.
     
The collegial relationships between departments are strong and consultation with other specialist is easy, either formally with multidisciplinary meetings or informally as required. There is an active postgraduate medical society and there are excellent clinical library facilities. The Otorhinolaryngology department currently participates in fortnightly radiology and head and neck MDT meetings and monthly thyroid MDT and pathology meetings. The department hosts a monthly half day regional CDP meeting with otorhinolaryngologists attending from Whanganui, Taranaki and Hawke’s Bay.

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. (www.mcnz.co.nz for further information).

Following full registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand the successful applicants will be given the opportunity to join Totara House Private Rooms, should they wish to pursue private practice.


For further information please contact Mr Paul Joice, Medical Head, Otorhinolaryngology: paul.joice@midcentraldhb.govt.nz or Christine Wood, Medical Recruitment Consultant: christine.wood@midcentraldhb.govt.nz ph: +64 6 350 8204.

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
vacancy@midcentraldhb.govt.nz

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