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Palmerston North Hospital Emergency Medicine Senior House Officer (VID: 5852))

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Location: Palmerston North Hospital
Service: Palmerston North Hospital
Position Type: Medical
Appointment Type: Permanent/Fulltime
Close Date: 28/11/2021
MidCentral District Health Board actively seeks Māori into our workforce to reflect the community we serve.
Looking for an opportunity as a Senior House Officer in Emergency Medicine?

MidCentral DHB located in Palmerston North City could be the perfect place for you!

Apply now for positions for July 2022.

The Emergency Department offers 6 or 12 month SHO runs in Emergency Medicine and actively promotes strong candidates into Registrar positions.
Palmerston North Hospital is an Australasian Level 4 regional trauma centre with approximately 48,000 presentations per annum. Palmerston North is located at the intersection of State Highways 1 and 3, and is the largest city in the Manawatu region. The department sees both blunt and penetrating trauma as well as high acuity paediatric and adult medical patients. It is an increasingly busy department and has maintained a 30+% admission rate. There is access to all medical and surgical subspecialties with the exception of cardiothoracic surgery and neurosurgery; patients requiring these services are transferred to Wellington. 

There is a high rate of exposure to critical procedures compared to other large departments.

Teaching is a strength of the department - there is weekly protected registrar-led teaching sessions as well as regular critical incident, clinical radiology, and paediatric teaching. There are also regular clinical simulations that are registrar-led.

The department is dedicated to patient-centred care, and are looking for doctors with a team focus, excellent communication skills, and a clear commitment to emergency medicine.

The city of Palmerston North is very liveable and affordable. No sitting in traffic - a 5 – 15 minute commute is the norm and there is lots to do on your down time.
For further information please contact Lindy Chivell phone + 64 6 350 8828.
Please apply online or send your application/s to:
Medical Administration Unit
Private Bag 11036
Palmerston North
Fax: + 64 6 350 8627
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.

Please apply online or forward your application to:

Medical Administration Unit
Private Bag 11036
Palmerston North
Fax: + 64 6 350 8627

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