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Gastroenterologist

Employer MidCentral DHB
Workplace MidCentral DHB - Palmerston North
Specialty Gastroenterology
Term Other
Grading Specialist / Consultant
Hours per week 40
Commencement date 01 Nov 2021
Application closing date 26 Sep 2021
Employer MidCentral DHB Workplace MidCentral DHB - Palmerston North
Specialty Gastroenterology Term Other
Grading Specialist / Consultant Commencement date 01 Nov 2021
Hours per week 40 Application closing date 26 Sep 2021

Job description

Are you a Gastroenterologist looking for a 12 month fixed term opportunity?

MidCentral District Health Board wishes to recruit a Gastroenterologist to cover leave commencing November 2021. Full time (1 FTE) plus on-call duties, fixed term position.

The Gastroenterology Department at Palmerston North Hospital, New Zealand, serves the university town of Palmerston North, and the Manawatu district. We provide quality outpatient gastroscopy and colonoscopy, ERCP, liver elastography, outpatient clinical care, inpatient gastroenterology care and bowel cancer screening services to the 160,000 people in our district.

We are affiliated to the University of Otago, have a training gastroenterology registrar in our department, and have a research relationship with Massey University. This environment provides excellent opportunity for both teaching and research. 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 collegial relationships between departments are strong and consultation with other specialists 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.


Palmerston North is a great place to live having a strong musical and cultural community, excellent schooling, and terrific sporting opportunities. We are lucky to have New Zealand's Ruahine and Tararua forest parks, Himitangi and Foxton beaches and alpine Mount Ruapehu all within 2 hours of our city. To be eligible for this position you must either hold vocational registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand or be eligible for locum tenens registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand (www.mcnz.co.nz for further information).


For further information please contact Anita Roberts SMO Recruitment Coordinator 06 3508849

Qualifications required

Already hold vocational registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand or hold a specialist qualification in that is recognised by the Royal Australasian College of Physicians as suitable 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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