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Orthopaedic Surgeon (VID: 5818)

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Location: Palmerston North Hospital
Service: Orthopaedics - Orthopaedic Service
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.

Are you an Orthopaedic Surgeon looking for a new opportunity?

If so then this vacancy might be the one for you. Work in a collegial environment and enjoy the ease of living in a small city with a great region to explore on your down time!
About the Role
The Orthopaedic Department at Palmerston North is looking for an orthopaedic surgeon to join the team. The nature of his/her practice will be general orthopaedic surgery with an interest in a subspecialty. We need a surgeon with an interest in Foot and Ankle surgery, Spine surgery or Hand surgery. You will partake in the general on-call roster and will contribute to management of trauma and in the provision of primary knee and hip joint replacement services to the Manawatu community. If desired, you will also be involved in delivering services in the private sector.
The orthopaedic service at MidCentral Health is a generalist one with both elective and trauma work undertaken. In particular elective hip and knee replacement surgery and general orthopaedic trauma surgery (predominantly occurring on scheduled day time acute trauma operating lists) will be an essential part of any orthopaedic SMO’s workload as well as participation in the on call roster.
You would be one of 8 Orthopaedic Specialists. There is also a Medical Officer, 6 Registrars (two are on the national training program) and House Officers.
Applicants must hold FRACS Orthopaedics or equivalent and be eligible for vocational registration in Orthopaedic Surgery with the Medical Council of New Zealand.
Contact Details
For further information please contact Anita Roberts, Recruitment Coordinator, phone +64 6 350 8849.
About Us
Join MidCentral District Health Board and become part of our journey as we continue with our transformational change to establish the organisation as a high performing health system. The transformation involves introducing a system that delivers integrated care by engaging across primary, specialist and community based service providers to provide better health outcomes for the communities we serve. 
At MidCentral you will work alongside a diverse team of professionals who are passionate about delivering quality health and disability services.
About Our Region
Palmerston North is a family friendly city where you can enjoy the New Zealand countryside lifestyle without missing out on the advantages of a big city. Housing is more affordable in comparison to the larger metropolitan cities. With a diverse artistic community, Palmerston North is home to a multitude of cultural events, cafes, restaurants and sports activities. Its central place in the lower half of the North Island makes it easy to access the beautiful ski fields 2 hour’s drive north, Wellington 2 hours south, vineyards 2 hours east, wonderful hiking and biking areas 10 min east and the west coast beaches only a 30 minutes’ drive west.

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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