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Neurologist, Palmerston North Hospital (VID: 5463)

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Location: Palmerston North Hospital
Service: Palmerston North Hospital
Position Type: Medical
Appointment Type: Permanent/Fulltime
Close Date: 15/08/2021
MidCentral District Health Board actively seeks Māori into our workforce to reflect the community we serve.
MidCentral DHB is inviting applications for a Neurologist to join two others in its Neurology service at Palmerston North Hospital.

The position is permanent full-time (1FTE) with no on-call duties outside office working hours. Applicants will preferably hold electrophysiology accreditation. Competences in performing needle EMG and/or reporting paediatric EEG will also constitute an advantage towards a successful application, but are not an absolute requirement.

The Neurology service provides a high standard of specialist clinical practice and expertise. It contributes to the provision of efficient and effective neurology and neurophysiology services to the community and region served by MidCentral Health. Support is provided to primary health and community based care providers.
The service is supported by a registrar and senior house officer, three neurophysiology technicians, one neurology nurse, and efficient secretarial and administration support. The department offers regular meetings with Neuroradiology and Neurosurgery, as well as teaching, research, and learning opportunities. It also features an active MS treatment centre including the most modern infusion therapies, regular Motor Neuron Disease MDT meetings, TIA clinic slots, epilepsy clinics including international Epinet trials and fast track clinics and an active Botulinum Toxin Clinic.

This is an exciting time to join MidCentral District Health Board (MDHB) as it is embarking upon a transformational change programme to firmly establish itself as a high performing health system that meets the current and future demands of its communities, that provides improved patient experiences for service users, and that achieves improved patient and community health and wellbeing. 
MDHB will build on its significant achievements to date, in particular its investment in developing primary and community care services and relationships. It will work to further reduce service duplication and fragmentation, to move care into and closer to people’s homes, and to achieve an integrated and community focused high performing health system.
Applicants must be eligible for vocational registration in Internal Medicine with the Medical Council of New Zealand with specialist training / qualification in Neurology, as well as having demonstrated clinical, management, and teaching skills and the ability to work effectively within the multi-disciplinary team.

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

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