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Sexual Health Physician, Palmerston North Hospital (VID: 5916)

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Location: Palmerston North Hospital
Service: Sexual Health - Public Health Clinical Service
Position Type: Medical
Appointment Type:
Close Date: 3/09/2023

Te Pae Hauora o Ruahine o Tararua MidCentral (MidCentral) is part of Te Whatu Ora, Health New Zealand and provides healthcare services to over 180,000 people across the Manawatū, Horowhenua and Tararua regions. With a large hospital campus in Palmerston North, it also provides key health care and support services to neighbouring communities.

Te Pae Hauora o Ruahine o Tararua MidCentral are expanding their Sexual Health services team and we are seeking a Sexual Health Physician to join the team!

We are seeking a Sexual Health Physician to join our small but dedicated team who provide sexual health services. This part time (0.8 FTE) position is based at Palmerston North Hospital and will provide services across the MidCentral district through satellite clinics.

Our specialist services have a strong focus on providing quality care while building strong relationships with our colleagues in the secondary and primary care sectors. The role includes HIV management, genital dermatology, gender affirming care and the option for procedural contraception. There may also be the opportunity for work in forensic sexual assault or other special interests that the successful candidate might bring with them.

We can offer you a well-established sexual health service with an ‘all-encompassing’ scope of practice, supported by specialist nursing staff with extensive experience. We have a small team with a big heart and you will enjoy the inclusive and collaborative leadership.

What can we offer you?
• A diverse, dynamic and collegial team environment
• Ongoing training and development opportunities
• Six weeks annual leave per annum
• 10 paid days per annum available for continued medical education including a generous allowance towards costs of course and travel
• Generous relocation packages for national and international candidates

Our team actively encourage work life balance, and the MidCentral Region is ideally situated for those who like to work, rest and play – beaches close by, ski fields and wineries just up the road, stunning scenery with loads of hiking tracks including Te Arapuke mountain bike track. Our region also offers excellent schools and a local university. Better yet, you can get anywhere within Palmerston North in 15 minutes or less, contributing to that easy work life balance you’re looking for.


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To be eligible for this position you will meet the requirements for vocational registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand, in Sexual Health Medicine.

If you are a Sexual Health Specialist with HIV expertise and reproductive knowledge, we want to hear from you.


​As applications are received they will be reviewed and shortlisting may take place earlier than the advertised closing date.
MidCentral actively seeks Māori into our workforce to reflect the community we serve. We strive to be a place where people love to work and learn. We aim to develop a diverse team that reflects the communities that we serve and we welcome people of all ethnicities, genders, sexual orientations, religious and political beliefs, socio-economic situations and accessibility needs.




​Please do not hesitate to reach out for a confidential chat:
Dr Anne Robertson – Medical Lead Sexual Health
Denella Statham – Recruitment Specialist

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