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Palliative Medicine Physician (VID:4109)

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Location: Palmerston North Hospital
Service: RCTS Ward - GM RCTS
Position Type: Medical
Appointment Type: Permanent/Negotiable
Close Date: 1/04/2018

We are seeking a dedicated Palliative Medicine Physician to join our team after the retirement of our long serving physician. This position is 0.8FTE.

We would consider applications from physicians looking for either permanent or fixed term opportunities.

The Hospital Palliative Care Team consists of a Physician, two Clinical Nurse Specialists and a Registered Nurse. The team works closely with the Arohanui Hospice which is located next to the hospital.

The Hospital Palliative Care Team is part of the Regional Cancer Treatment Service at MidCentral District Health Board which provides radiation oncology, medical oncology, and clinical haematology services to the District Health Boards that cover the communities of Manawatu, northern Wairarapa, Hawke’s Bay, Whanganui and Taranaki.  This is a combined population of 500,000.

The medical team in the service has a wide range of specialist skills and expertise and includes:

  • Five medical oncologists 
  • Six radiation oncologists 
  • Five clinical haematologists 
  • One palliative medicine physician

The service is a clinical consultation service. The service is also an approved FRACP training centre and undertakes active post graduate teaching at House Officer, Senior House Officer and Registrar level in conjunction with Arohanui Hospice.

For further information please contact: Dr Bart Baker, Clinical Director, Regional Cancer Treatment Service or Christine Wood, 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 please contact: Dr Bart Baker, Clinical Director, Regional Cancer Treatment Service or Christine Wood, Medical Recruitment Consultant.

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