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Are you a General Physician looking for a new opportunity?  We are looking for an enthusiastic General Medicine Physician to join Palmerston North Hospital!

Palmerston North Hospital is a 360 bed regional hospital in the lower North Island providing most medical and surgical specialties, excluding neurosurgery, plastics and cardiothoracic.

You will:

  • Be part of a multi-disciplinary team of dedicated physicians delivering a high standard of service to a diverse population
  • Participate in a redesign of the acute medical service to provide quality, patient centred care for their patients
  • Share your capabilities and experience with involvement in the teaching and development of registrars, house officers and trainee interns as they embark on their careers in general 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, get in touch with Caroline at caroline@headmedical.com with a copy of your cv.

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