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Palliative Medicine Physician

MidCentral Health, Palmerston North New Zealand

Our Reference: Vacancy ID: 4109

We are seeking a dedicated Palliative Medicine Physician to join our team when our long serving physician retires later in 2017.

The Hospital Palliative Care Team consists of a physician, two Clinical Nurse Specialists and a Registered Nurse. The team works closely with the Arohanui Hospice which is located next to the hospital.

The Hospital Palliative Care Team is part of the Regional Cancer Treatment Service at MidCentral District Health Board which provides radiation oncology, medical oncology, and clinical haematology services to the District Health Boards that cover the communities of Manawatu, northern Wairarapa, Hawke's Bay, Whanganui and Taranaki.  This is a combined population of 500,000.

The medical team in the service has a wide range of specialist skills and expertise and includes:

The service is a clinical consultation service. The service is also an approved FRACP training centre and undertakes active post graduate teaching at House Officer, Senior House Officer and Registrar level in conjunction with Arohanui Hospice.

Palmerston North Hospital is a 300 bed secondary hospital, which services an urban population of 80,000 and a total population catchment of 166,000. 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.

For further information please contact

Dr Bart Baker, Clinical Director, Regional Cancer Treatment Service,
ph +64 6 350 8012, bart.baker@midcentraldhb.govt.nz
or Christine Wood, Medical Recruitment Consultant 
ph +64 6 350 8204, Christine.wood@midcentraldhb.govt.nz
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