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Clinical Haematologist, Palmerston North Hospital (VID: 6246)

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Location: Palmerston North Hospital
Position Type: Medical
Appointment Type: Permanent/Fulltime
Close Date: 28/08/2022
To comply with the current Health Order MidCentral DHB requires ALL its employees to be fully vaccinated (and boosted as applicable) against COVID-19. We will not accept applications that do not meet this criteria.
MidCentral District Health Board actively seeks Māori into our workforce to reflect the community we serve.

MidCentral District Health Board (MDHB) provides Clinical Haematology, Radiation Oncology and Medical Oncology services to the District Health Boards that cover the communities of the Manawatu, northern Wairarapa, Hawke’s Bay, Whanganui and Taranaki.  This is a combined population of 600,000.

We are seeking an enthusiastic and committed Clinical Haematologist to join our established Haematology team of seven Senior Medical Officers (SMO) and four Resident Medical Officers (RMO). Applicants should be trained in Clinical Haematology and hold/or be eligible to hold appropriate vocational registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand.

This permanent full time (40 hours a week) appointment is required to participate in a 1 in 8 on call after hours’ roster.  The position will be based at Palmerston North Hospital,  with clinical responsibilities in one or more of the regions covered by the Regional Cancer Treatment Service.

The service provides inpatient and outpatient haematology care and manages a wide range of haematological conditions including acute leukaemia, lymphoma, autologus stem cell transplantation, plasma exchange, haemostatsis and thrombosis.  Inpatient care is delivered at Palmerston North Hospital.  Outpatient clinics are run at Palmerston North, Whanganui, Hawera, New Plymouth and Hawkes Bay. The Department maintains an active clinical research portfolio including clinical trials. The service is an approved FRACP training center and undertakes active post graduate teaching at House Officer, Senior House Officer and Registrar level.  Multi-disciplinary case meetings (Tumour Boards) are held locally and regionally. 

There is also an opportunity to undertake pathology work with MedLab Central, which is based at Palmerston North Hospital, as part this appointment.

For further information please contact: Dr Allanah Kilfoyle, Medical Lead, Clinical Haematology:  or Anita Roberts, SMO Recruitment Specialist +64 6 350 8849 or 


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 Allanah Kilfoyle, Medical Lead, Clinical Haematology: or Anita Roberts, SMO Recruitment Specialist +64 6 350 8849 or

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