Clinical Haematologist

Employer: MidCentral DHB

Specialty: Haematology

Grading: Specialist / Consultant

Number of positions: 1

Job Hours: 40

Required qualifications: To be eligible for this position applicants should either be registered with the Medical Council of New Zealand (MCNZ) with the appropriate vocational scope of practice. Alternatively, be eligible for registration with MCNZ by holding a specialist qualification in  Haematology that is recognised by the Royal Australasian College of Physicians.

MidCentral District Health Board (MDHB) provides Clinical Haematology, Radiation Oncology and Medical Oncology services to the District Health Boards that cover the communities of the Manawatu, northern Wairarapa, Hawke’s Bay, Whanganui and Taranaki.  This is a combined population of 600,000.

We are seeking an enthusiastic and committed Clinical Haematologist to join our established Haematology team of seven Senior Medical Officers (SMO) and four Resident Medical Officers (RMO). Applicants should be trained in Clinical Haematology and hold/or be eligible to hold appropriate vocational registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand.

This permanent full time (40 hours a week) appointment is required to participate in a 1 in 8 on call after hours’ roster.  The position will be based at Palmerston North Hospital,  with clinical responsibilities in one or more of the regions covered by the Regional Cancer Treatment Service.

The service provides inpatient and outpatient haematology care and manages a wide range of haematological conditions including acute leukaemia, lymphoma, autologus stem cell transplantation, plasma exchange, haemostatsis and thrombosis.  Inpatient care is delivered at Palmerston North Hospital.  Outpatient clinics are run at Palmerston North, Whanganui, Hawera, New Plymouth and Hawkes Bay. The Department maintains an active clinical research portfolio including clinical trials. The service is an approved FRACP training center and undertakes active post graduate teaching at House Officer, Senior House Officer and Registrar level.  Multi-disciplinary case meetings (Tumour Boards) are held locally and regionally.

There is also an opportunity to undertake pathology work with MedLab Central, which is based at Palmerston North Hospital, as part this appointment.

To comply with the current Health Order MidCentral DHB requires ALL its employees to be fully vaccinated (and boosted as applicable) against COVID-19. We will not accept 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 please contact: Dr Allanah Kilfoyle, Medical Lead, Clinical Haematology or Anita Roberts, SMO Recruitment  Specialist +64 6 350 8849

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Name: Anita Roberts

Position: SMO Recruitment Specialist


Phone: +64063508849