Otorhinolaryngologist

Employer: MidCentral DHB

Specialty: Otolaryngology

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

Te Pae Hauora o Ruahine o Tararua | MidCentral (previously MidCentral District Health Board) wishes to recruit an Otorhinolaryngologist for a full time (1 FTE), permanent position.

The ideal applicant will have general Otorhinolaryngology experience with demonstrable subspecialist interest in either Head and Neck Surgery or Rhinology/Paediatrics. The applicants will support the remaining consultant team who currently provide subspecialty Otological and Head and Neck surgery.

This position is based at Palmerston North Hospital, a 350 bed hospital in the city of Palmerston North, Manawatu, a city in the Lower North Island of New Zealand. Palmerston North Hospital is a secondary hospital and offers most medical and surgical specialities with the exception of Cardiothoracic, Plastic and Neurosurgery. The hospital serves a local population of 186,000 but is the base for a regional head and neck oncology service which has responsibility for a population of 550,000 and draws patients from Whanganui, Taranaki, and Hawkes’ Bay.

The collegial relationships between departments are strong and consultation with other specialist is easy, either formally with multidisciplinary meetings or informally as required. There is an active postgraduate medical society and there are excellent clinical library facilities. The Otorhinolaryngology department currently participates in fortnightly radiology and head and neck MDT meetings and monthly thyroid MDT and pathology meetings. The department hosts a monthly half day regional CDP meeting with otorhinolaryngologists attending from Whanganui, Taranaki and Hawkes’ Bay.

Situated in the lower half of the North Island of New Zealand, the Manawatu region offers visitors and residents a unique mix of lifestyle by combining rural charm with the convenience of sophisticated living.

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. 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. Cost of living is reasonable, housing very affordable, and rural living with stunning views only minutes from town is very achievable.

To comply with the current Health Order, Te Pae Hauora o Ruahine o Tararua | MidCentral 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.

Te Pae Hauora o Ruahine o Tararua | MidCentral actively seeks Māori into our workforce to reflect the community we serve

For further information please contact Anita Roberts SMO Recruitment Specialist phone 64 6 3508849

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

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Vacancy contact details

Name: Anita Roberts

Position: SMO Recruitment Specialist

Email: smo.vacancy@midcentraldhb.co.nz

Phone: 64 6 3508849