Specialty: Neurology

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 Neurology that is recognised by the Royal Australasian College of Physicians as suitable for Vocational Registration in New Zealand.

Te Pae Hauora o Ruahine o Tararua | MidCentral are looking for a Neurologist 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.

We actively encourage a work life balance and appreciate flexibility can be important so we are open to discuss options! Whether you are looking for permanent, fixed term or part time positions, we are open to it – please reach out for a confidential chat.

We want to grow the neurology service to help develop responsive ways of meeting the needs of our growing population while enriching models of care across the region. You will join three other Neurologists in our Palmerston North service. 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!

– The job is ideal for a general neurologist who is comfortable in the management of acute stroke and TIA. All neurologists will be expected to see patients in general neurology clinics but there will be opportunity to develop subspecialty clinics and such interests are encouraged. Currently the service provide an inpatient consult service, but with successful recruitment, the plan will be to develop a fully staffed inpatient neurology and stroke team.

– All standard neurology services are available including stroke thrombolysis, an active botulinum toxin clinic, a clinical neurophysiology unit providing EEG and EMG services, access to an infusion unit for disease modifying MS therapies along with a dedicated headache clinic. There is scope to expand on these depending on the successful applicant areas of expertise.

– We work closely with neuroradiology and neurosurgery in Wellington, along with the Neurology service in Wellington as our tertiary referral centre for additional care such as stroke clot retrieval.

If you are interested in a role which provides the opportunity to maintain and build on your skills, this will be a good opportunity to take your career to the next stage! The service looks to create a team of physicians with complementing skills.

The MidCentral Region is ideally situated for those who like to work, rest and play – beaches close by, ski fields and wineries just up the road, stunning scenery with loads of hiking tracks including Te Arapuke mountain bike track. Our region also offers excellent schools and a local university.

If you are interested in making the move to MidCentral – check out our careers site. We have loads of information about the region, Palmerston North hospital and more.

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Vacancy contact details

Name: SMO Recruitment Specialist

Position: SMO Recruitment Specialist


Phone: 0221347128