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Employer MidCentral DHB
Workplace MidCentral Health
Specialty Otolaryngology
Term Permanent
Grading Specialist / Consultant
Hours per week 40
Commencement date Open
Application closing date 31 Jan 2019
Employer MidCentral DHB Workplace MidCentral Health
Specialty Otolaryngology Term Permanent
Grading Specialist / Consultant Commencement date Open
Hours per week 40 Application closing date 31 Jan 2019

Job description

MidCentral District Health Board is currently recruiting three Otorhinolaryngologists due to retirement and expansion of the department.

These are full time, permanent positions commencing July 2019.

The ideal applicants will have general Otorhinolaryngology experience. Subspecialist interest is encouraged but not essential.

The department currently has sub specialty interest in Head and Neck and Otology and employs two registrars with plans to appoint a third registrar and a clinical Head and Neck Fellow commencing January 2019.

These positions are based at Palmerston North Hospital, a 350 bed secondary care hospital which offers most medical and surgical specialties with the exception of Cardiothoracic, Plastic and Neurosurgery. The hospital serves a local population of 180,000 but is the centre of the regional head and neck oncology service with responsibility for a population of 550,000.

The Otorhinolaryngology department currently participates in fortnightly Head and Neck MDT and radiology meetings and monthly thyroid MDT and pathology meetings. It also hosts a monthly half day CDP meeting with otorhinolaryngologists attending from Whanganui, Taranaki and Hawke’s Bay.

Palmerston North is a city in the Lower North Island of New Zealand, located within 2 hours drive from Wellington with a well-connected domestic airport. Tramping in the Ruahine and Tararua ranges is within an hour by car and Skiing at Mount Ruapehu is an easy three hour drive.

To be eligible for this position you must be either registered or able to gain registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand and have a specialist qualification in Otolaryngology that is recognised by the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (Otolaryngology/Head and Neck) as suitable for Vocational Registration in New Zealand. (Please see for further information).

For further information please contact

Mr Paul Joice, Medical Head, Otorhinolaryngology: or
Moira Eathorne, Medical Recruitment Consultant:
ph: +64 6 350 8849.

Qualifications required

A specialist qualification in Otolaryngology and eligible for Vocational Registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand.
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Vacancy contact details
Name Moira Eathorne
Position Medical Recruitment Consultant
Phone (06) 350 8204
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