About the Job

Palmerston North are expanding the Orthopaedic Department and we are looking for a mix of advanced surgical interests and skills. If you are looking for a collegial environment in a region of NZ that offers the perfect blend of work, rest and play then Palmerston North might be the place for you.

About the role and team:

We are interested in hearing from all orthopaedic surgeons, but will give preferences to surgeons with an interest and/or sub-specialty Paediatric surgery. In addition, you will provide service in general Orthopaedic and trauma surgery. You will partake in the general on-call roster and will contribute to management of trauma and other acute Orthopaedic presentations. Due to the high demand, you will be involved in the provision of primary knee and hip joint replacement services to the Manawatū community. If desired, you could also participate in delivering services in the private sector. 

For the paediatric service you will joint our local paediatric surgeon to expand the service. You will liaise with Starship hospital in the provision of tertiary paediatric services.

You would be one of seven Orthopaedic Specialists. There is also a Medical Officer, 9 Registrars (two are on the national training program) and House Officers.

About our organisation:

MidCentral is a 350-bed hospital in the city of Palmerston North, Manawatū, a city in the Lower North Island of New Zealand. Palmerston North is a secondary hospital and offers most medical and surgical specialties with the exception of Cardiothoracic, Plastic and Neurosurgery. The hospital serves a local population of 180,000 but is the base for a regional head and neck oncology service which has responsibility for a population of 550,000 and draws patients from Whanganui, Taranaki, and Hawke's Bay. Employing over 2500 people, MidCentral offers a supportive work environment that accepts and values all employees.  

Applicants must hold FRACS Orthopaedic or equivalent and be eligible for vocational registration in Orthopaedic Surgery with the Medical Council of New Zealand.

What can we offer you?

  • A diverse, dynamic and collegial team environment
  • Ongoing training and development opportunities
  • Six weeks annual leave per annum
  • 10 paid days per annum available for continued medical education including a generous allowance towards costs of course and travel
  • Generous relocation packages for national and international candidates

Our region:

Manawatū is known for its effortless blend of city and rural living; here you can choose your ideal lifestyle, from peaceful rural villages, to bustling townships, or city life. The region includes the charming towns of Feilding, Kimbolton, Āpiti, Himatangi Beach, Linton and Ashhurst to name a few, and at the centre of it all is the city of Palmerston North, the lively, multi-cultural heart of Manawatū. Over 120,000 people choose to call Manawatū home, and with a diverse landscape like this it's easy to see why!

It's a family-friendly place that's easy to live and work, with easy access to an array of outdoor activities – beaches, ski fields, lakes, mountains, as well as fantastic mountain biking and hiking tracks. No traffic and an easy commute to work, really help a with true work-life balance. Our fantastic central location means exploring other parts of New Zealand is easy as a drive or a short flight. We are well served with excellent schooling options, as well as two tertiary institutes – Massey University and the International Pacific College.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please apply online and attach an up to date copy of your CV for consideration. 

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

alasdairl@headmedical.com / 0131 357 1848

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