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We are seeking to recruit an experienced full time Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist to add to the clinical expertise of Palmerston North Hospital's Obs & Gynae department.  

The hospital and role

Palmerston North Hospital is a 350 bed secondary hospital, which services an urban population of 80,000 and a total population catchment of 168,000. In addition, the hospital is a teaching hospital, and is associated with both Auckland and Otago medical schools.

The obstetric service provides a range of primary and secondary inpatient, outpatient, day patient and community-based care in the MidCentral District. These services are provided from Palmerston North Hospital. Primary and limited secondary obstetric services are provided by MidCentral Health from Horowhenua Health Centre, while outpatient postnatal services operate from Feilding. 

Gynaecology services, including colposcopy and fertility clinics, are provided at Palmerston North Hospital on an inpatient and outpatient basis for women throughout the MidCentral District. Outpatient clinics are also provided at Horowhenua Health Centre and at Dannevirke by MidCentral Health consultants. 

The ideal applicant will have at least five years working experience at specialist level as well as experience in 'high risk' Obstetrics and Ultrasound (ideally some form of advanced training such as the DDU or a recognised equivalent). However, all candidates will be considered. 

The location

Palmerston North (population: urban 80,000, regional 168,000) has a genuine, easygoing vibe. It has all the facilities that you would expect of a city, yet is still compact and easy to navigate. There are plenty of cafes and restaurants, a local airport and a wealth of sporting activities and community festivals if you want to get involved. Living here is very affordable, with quality housing and a reputation for its excellent primary, secondary and tertiary education facilities, there is a lot to offer families of all ages. And the commute to work is circa 10-15 minutes from anywhere in the city.

If you prefer to live a semi-rural relaxed lifestyle, just a 15 minute drive away from Palmerston North is the town of Feilding, voted New Zealand’s most beautiful town 14 times, with its gorgeous gardens, Edwardian buildings and Farmers Markets at the weekend, it’s a great place for families with a real sense of community and hospitality.

Whether you decide to live in Palmerston North itself or Feilding, or any of the other little towns in the Manawatu region, the location in the middle of the North Island means you will be within easy driving distance of premier ski resorts at Turoa and Whakapapa to the north, the lush Hawke’s Bay wine region to the east, clean and quiet unspoilt beaches (Himatangi, Foxton, Otaki) along the West Coast, and of course, to the South is NZ’s capital city of Wellington (2 hour drive).

Next steps

For more information or an informal chat, get in touch with Tina at tina@headmedical.com with a copy of your cv.

For a discussion about this role or
other opportunities contact Tina today.

tina@headmedical.com / +44 (0)131 240 5258

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