Medical Lead Palliative Care

Employer: MidCentral DHB

Specialty: Palliative Medicine

Grading: Specialist / Consultant

Number of positions: 1

Job Hours: 6

Required qualifications: Registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand within the vocational scope of practice in their specialty

Te Pae Hauora o Ruahine o Tararaua, MidCentral are seeking applications for a 0.15FTE Medical Lead Palliative Care based in Palmerston North.

This leadership position will join the senior leadership team within Te Uru Mātai Matengau, Cancer Screening, Treatment and Support and the successful applicant will lead and develop the palliative care service in the MidCentral district.

Palliative care physicians with proven leadership experience, excellent communication skills, in-depth knowledge of palliative care and a clear vision on how palliative care services can operate and collaborate across hospital, hospice and community environments are invited to apply.

The successful applicant will be expected to have a substantive position either within the Palmerston North Hospital Palliative Care Team or the Arohanui Hospice team, with this leadership position in addition to their substantive post.

To see a snippet of what Palmerston North has to offer visit here

Palmerston North in the centre of the Manawatu is a beautiful location, with all modern services and luxuries expected of vibrant cities, including a shopping plaza, a Globe theatrical centre, the Regent and Centre Point theatres, and dozens of hotels/motels, giving Palmerston North a reputation as a conference hub. There are excellent restaurants and shops, and ample local opportunities for outdoor activities including mountain biking, tramping, fishing, hunting, and camping. Palmerston North has recently opened a lovely new cycle way and walkway across and along the Manawatu River, and there are plans for many more civic improvements over the next few years.

Palmerston North tertiary education is provided by Massey University and the International Pacific College. We have excellent primary, intermediate and secondary schooling, both public and private, mixed and single sex.

We are also an easy drive to the Tasman Sea, Hawkes Bay, Mount Taranaki, Mount Ruapehu, and Lake Taupo. Our airport has recently been expanded, and there are multiple flights every day to and from Auckland, Wellington, and Christchurch. Cost of living is reasonable, housing is affordable, and rural living with stunning views only minutes from town is easily achievable.

If you are interested in finding out more about this exciting opportunity, you are welcome to contact: Anita Roberts – SMO Recruitment Specialist  06 350 8849.

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Vacancy contact details

Name: Anita Roberts

Position: SMO Recruitment Specialist


Phone: +6463508849