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The Women’s Health service has gone through exciting changes in the last five years. We are now a truly multidisciplinary team working together in improvement and innovation with a focus on the best possible outcomes for women, babies and families in our community and on the DHB’s values “Compassionate, Respectful, Courageous and Accountable”. Among the achievements in the last years are significant decreases in Caesarean Section rates and the establishment of an efficient one-stop-shop post-menopausal bleeding clinic.

We have recently successfully appointed following a retirement and are now looking for a specialist to join our obstetrics and gynaecology service in a full time capacity (1FTE) to take up newly established FTE.  This role will suit either a newly qualified or an experienced Obstetrician and Gynaecologist with a range of generalist skills. The ideal applicant will also have a special interest in obstetrics and obstetric ultrasound. If you have an interest in research there are great possibilities at our organisation.

To be eligible for this position you must either be registered (or eligible) with the Medical Council of New Zealand and have a specialist qualification in Obstetrics and Gynaecology that is recognised by the Royal Australia and New Zealand College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology as suitable for Vocational Registration in New Zealand.

The Obstetric service provides a range of primary and secondary inpatient and outpatient care in the district including obstetric ultrasound and a multidisciplinary antenatal diabetic clinic. These services are provided from Palmerston North. The neonatal unit accepts babies from 28 weeks gestation. Primary Birthing units are located in Palmerston North, Levin and Dannevirke. There are around 2000 births a year within the DHB. Gynaecology services, including colposcopy, urogynaecology, fertility and hysteroscopy clinics, are provided at Palmerston North Hospital on an inpatient and outpatient basis for women throughout the district.  Outpatient clinics are also provided at Horowhenua Health Centre (Levin), Feilding and at Dannevirke by our consultants. The successful candidate will take part in the on-call roster. There is 24/7 cover of both a registrar and a house officer and the unit is accredited for both core and advanced RANZCOG trainees.

The employer is committed to ensuring that children and young people are safe from abuse and harm. As part of our commitment to children and young people, and in line with the Vulnerable Children Act 2014, appointment to positions that involve regular or overnight contact with children will include worker safety checks. These checks are in addition to the requirement to have a satisfactory police clearance. Further information will be provided to shortlisted candidates. 

The organisation employs more than 2500 staff at Manawatu, Palmerston North, Tararua and Horowhenua and Otaki districts.
 

The facility 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.
 
Palmerston North is a 
major university city and is at the hub of key routes to the central North Island ski fields, and river adventures. Wellington the capital city, is only a two hour journey by road, as are the wine growing regions of Hawke's Bay and Wairarapa.

If you are interested in this position, please apply online and attach a copy of your up to date CV so we can assess the level of assistance we can provide. 

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

alasdairl@headmedical.com / 0131 357 1848

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