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Gastroenterologist (VID: 5629)

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Location: Palmerston North Hospital
Service: Gastroenterology - Gastroenterology
Position Type: Medical
Appointment Type: Temporary/Fulltime
Close Date: 26/09/2021
Are you a Gastroenterologist looking for a 12 month fixed term opportunity?
 
MidCentral District Health Board wishes to recruit a Gastroenterologist to cover leave commencing November 2021. Full time (1 FTE), fixed term position.
 
The Gastroenterology Department at Palmerston North Hospital, New Zealand, serves the university town of Palmerston North, and the Manawatu district.  We provide quality outpatient gastroscopy and colonoscopy, ERCP, liver elastography, outpatient clinical care, inpatient gastroenterology care and bowel cancer screening services to the 160,000 people in our district.  We are affiliated to the University of Otago, have a training gastroenterology registrar in our department, and have a research relationship with Massey University.  This environment provides excellent opportunity for both teaching and research.
 
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.

Palmerston North is a great place to live having a strong musical and cultural community, excellent schooling, and terrific sporting opportunities. We are lucky to have New Zealand's Ruahine and Tararua forest parks, Himitangi and Foxton beaches and alpine Mount Ruapehu all within 2 hours of our city.
 
To be eligible for this position you must either hold vocational registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand or be eligible for locum tenens registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand (www.mcnz.co.nz for further information).

For further information please contact Anita Roberts (anita.roberts@midcentraldhb.govt.nz) SMO Recruitment Coordinator

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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