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We are looking for an enthusiastic Consultant Paediatrician to join Mid Central’s Child Health service from Summer 2018 in a part time capacity (0.5FTE). 

The Role
As a Paediatrician in Palmerston North you will share a 1:8 acute roster covering the broad gamut of acute paediatrics, including neonatal care, supported by dedicated Paediatric RMOs on site at all times. You will enjoy a range of outpatient clinics in the hospital and the community. 
The district health board is expanding innovative models of care in partnership with nursing and general practice. Your special interests will complement those of the extant Paediatricians, or can be developed in tandem once you are here.  
The hospital enjoys excellent liaison with tertiary colleagues from Starship and Wellington, who all visit on a regular basis. They are proud of their reputation as a centre for trainees in Paediatrics, General Practice and Emergency Medicine.

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, please get in touch with Caroline at caroline@headmedical.com with a copy of your cv!

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

caroline@headmedical.com / +64 225214705

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