Employer: MidCentral DHB

Specialty: Rheumatology

Grading: Specialist / Consultant

Number of positions: 1

Job Hours: up to 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 Rheumatology that is recognised by the Royal Australasian College of Physicians as suitable for Vocational Registration in New Zealand.

MDHB are looking for a Rheumatologist to join our team of experienced health professionals with a focus on the delivery of high quality specialist care to the growing population across the Midcentral Region.

About the Role

We want to recruit a Rheumatologist who will work with us in developing responsive ways of meeting the needs of our growing population. If you are someone who is enthusiastic around service improvement and working in new ways as part of a multidisciplinary team, we want to talk to you. If you are interested in a role which provides the opportunity to maintain and build on your skills in Rheumatology this may be a good opportunity to take your career to the next stage.

We are happy to consider applicants who would want a General Medicine and Rheumatology mix to the position or less than 1.0 FTE.

Our team actively encourage work life balance and the Midcentral Region is ideally situated for those who like to work, rest and play.


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 88,000 and a total population catchment of 186,000. 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 itself is a vibrant, multicultural city that is home to outstanding primary, secondary, and tertiary schools, including Massey University. There are excellent restaurants and shops, and ample local opportunities for outdoor activities including mountain biking, hiking, fishing, hunting, and camping. There are also beautiful beaches close by and ski fields just up the road.

To comply with the recent health order, MidCentral DHB requires ALL its employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. 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.

Interested? Want to chat about this exciting opportunity? Contact either Hagay – Clinical Lead , Neil McKelvie– Operational Lead or Anita Roberts, SMO Recruitment Coordinator

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