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General Surgeon, (with an emphasis on breast & endocrine surgery) (VID: 5211)

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Location: Palmerston North Hospital
Service: General Surgery - General Surgery
Position Type: Medical
Appointment Type: Permanent/Fulltime
Close Date: 31/10/2021

MidCentral District Health Board actively seeks Māori into our workforce to reflect the community we serve.

​We are an enthusiastic department of six general surgeons, looking to expand with the addition of a seventh surgeon.

Our workload is very broad encompassing the full range of acute and elective general surgery, with particular emphasis on breast and endocrine surgery, gastrointestinal surgery including endoscopy, minimal access and laparoscopic surgery, surgical oncology, trauma, and vascular surgery.

Palmerston North Hospital is a major hospital serving not only a base population of 150,000, but with increasing responsibility to a wider region.  Some regional services cover a population of 500,000.

Surgical oncology is practiced in conjunction and with close collaboration with the Regional Oncology Service (including medical oncology and radiotherapy) based on campus.  This latter service covers the lower central North Island.  We are the region’s preferred provider for the developing National Breast Cancer Screening Programme.  We have an excellent service from and rapport with Emergency Department, anaesthetic and ICU, pathology and laboratory services, and a full range or radiology/ imaging including interventional radiology, duplex, MRI, and nuclear medicine.  Site redevelopment is at the advanced planning stage.

The successful applicant will participate in the on-call roster for acute general surgery, have a relatively broad elective general surgical repertoire as well as a subspecialty interest.  The ideal candidate will possess formal post-fellowship accreditation in Breast and Endocrine Surgery.  Active supervision and teaching of several advanced general surgical trainees rotated from the RACS National Training Scheme as well as basic trainees/ registrars and senior house officers is expected.

To be eligible for this role you must hold or be eligible to hold vocational registration with the New Zealand Medical Council.

Palmerston North is a great place to live, and to raise a family. We have a strong musical and cultural community, terrific sporting opportunities with excellent schools and education facilities including Massey University and UCOL. We are lucky to have New Zealand's Ruahine and Tararua forest parks, Himitangi and Foxton beaches close by and be centrally located with Wellington City, the alpine Mount Ruapehu and internationally recognized wine regions of Hawkes Bay and Wairarapa all within 2 hours of our city.
The appointment will initially be on a fulltime basis.

For further information please contact Anita Roberts, Recruitment Coordinator, phone +64 6 350 8849.


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 Anita Roberts, Recruitment Coordinator, phone +64 6 350 8849.

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