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Employer MidCentral DHB
Workplace Mid-Central DHB -Palmerston North
Specialty Otolaryngology
Term Other
Grading Specialist / Consultant
Hours per week 40
Commencement date 04 Oct 2021
Application closing date 04 Jul 2021
Employer MidCentral DHB Workplace Mid-Central DHB -Palmerston North
Specialty Otolaryngology Term Other
Grading Specialist / Consultant Commencement date 04 Oct 2021
Hours per week 40 Application closing date 04 Jul 2021

Job description

Are you an Otorhinolaryngologist looking for a 12-month fixed term opportunity?

MidCentral District Health Board wishes to recruit an Otorhinolaryngologist to cover leave commencing October 2021. This could be either a part time (0.8 FTE) or fulltime (1 FTE), Plus on call.

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.

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 Hawke’s Bay.

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 170,000 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 Hawke’s Bay.

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

Qualifications required

To be eligible for this position you must either already hold vocational registration or be eligible for locum tenens registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand.
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Vacancy contact details
Name Anita Roberts
Position SMO Recruitment Co-ordinator
Phone 06 350 8849
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