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Medical Officer, Alcohol and Other Drugs Service

Employer MidCentral DHB
Workplace MidCentral District Health Board
Specialty Psychiatry
Term Permanent
Grading Medical Officer
Hours per week 40
Commencement date Open
Application closing date 16 Jan 2022
Employer MidCentral DHB Workplace MidCentral District Health Board
Specialty Psychiatry Term Permanent
Grading Medical Officer Commencement date Open
Hours per week 40 Application closing date 16 Jan 2022

Job description

MidCentral District Health Board welcomes applications from Medical Officers with experience in Addiction Medicine.

This full time position is within our Alcohol & Other Drug Service based on the Palmerston North campus. The position covers the MidCentral District Health Board area with an urban and rural population of approximately 168,000. This is a key position offering the successful candidate the opportunity to join our existing AOD service medical staff and to take a role in ongoing service development. We are particularly interested to hear from you if you have an interest in supporting the development of services to best meet the needs of clients who have co existing substance misuse and mental health disorders. Our overall philosophy is encompassed by a commitment to harm reduction.

Our client base is approximately 600 with approximately two thirds on the Opioid Substitution Treatment programme and a third on the Generic Programme. We operate as a multi-disciplinary team that includes Medical Officers, Clinical Psychologists, Social Workers, Alcohol and Other Drug Practitioners and Registered Nurses

For further details please contact either:
A/Prof Peter McGeorge, A/Medical Director MH&AS
Anita Roberts, SMO Recruitment Coordinator on (phone) +64 6 350 8849 or

MidCentral DHB requires ALL its employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19. To comply with the recent health order, applicants must have had their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine by 15 November 2021 AND their second dose no later than 1 January 2022. We are not accepting applications that do not meet this criteria.

Qualifications required

Experience in Addiction Medicine and eligible for General Registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand
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Vacancy contact details
Name Anita Roberts
Position SMO Recruitment Coordinator
Phone +64 6 350 8849
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