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Employer: MidCentral DHB

Specialty: Ophthalmology

Grading: Specialist / Consultant

Number of positions: 1

Job Hours: 40

Required qualifications: To be eligible for this position you must either be registered (or eligible) with the Medical Council of New Zealand and have a specialist qualification in Ophthalmology  that is recognised by the Royal Australia and New Zealand College of Ophthalmology as suitable for Vocational Registration in New Zealand.

Are you an Ophthalmologist looking for a new opportunity?

We are looking for someone to join our service at  base at Palmerston North Hospital providing specialist secondary care services to the region.

About the Role

We are looking for someone to join our service providing specialist secondary care services to the region. This fulltime (1FTE) position would be suitable for an experienced or a newly qualified specialist. The successful applicant will be a comprehensive ophthalmologist with a subspeciality interest. We are seeking a vitreo-retinal specialist although other subspecialty interests would be considered. The role along with local and subregional ophthalmic service provision will include supervision of registrars and teaching of University of Otago Medical School Trainee Interns.

The Senior Medical Officer (SMO) team currently comprises four experienced locally based consultant Ophthalmologists and one visiting consultant ophthalmologist.

The wider eye service includes two registrars (one RANZCO vocational trainee), ophthalmic clinic nurses (incl. extended practice roles), an orthoptist, ophthalmic technicians, and visiting optometrists.  The service provides specialist outpatient and inpatient ophthalmology services, and primary health care support. MidCentral Health provides a regional cancer treatment service to a wider catchment across the lower North Island.
Technologically the service is well resourced with OCT, Argon retinal laser, YAG laser, Selective Laser trabeculoplasty (SLT), cyclodiode laser, Centurion phacoemulsification and DORC posterior vitrectomy equipment and Pentacam.

About us

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.   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.

About the city and area

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.

MidCentral DHB requires ALL its employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19.  To comply with the recent health order, applicants must have had their second dose no later than 1 January 2022. We are not accepting applications that do not meet this criteria.

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

For further information about this position please contact Anita Roberts, SMO Recruitment Coordinator 64 6 350 8849.

To apply for this job please visit www.midcentraldhb.govt.nz.

Have any questions?

Vacancy contact details

Name: Anita Roberts

Position: SMO Recruitment Co-ord

Email: smovacancy@midcentraldhb.govt.nz

Phone: (06) 350 8204