MidCentral District Health Board

The base regional hospital in Palmerston North has a dedicated Intensive Care UnitCoronary Care Unit and Neonatal Unit, amongst other services, and provides one of the largest trauma centres in New Zealand.
The hospital provides services to a geographic area of around 880,000 hectares (ha) and spans the North Island of New Zealand, from the western coast of the Manawatu, Horowhenua and Otaki districts, to the Tararua district on the eastern coast.

Palmerston North Hospital is a 350 bed secondary care hospital, which services an urban population of 75,000 and a total population catchment of 160,000, increasing to 500,000 for the delivery of some tertiary services. In addition, the hospital is a teaching hospital, and is associated with both Auckland and Otago medical schools.

In 2001, Palmerston North Hospital completed a major site redevelopment project. The $56 million investment followed six years hard work and planning and resulted in upgraded buildings providing an attractive and functional environment for patients, visitors and staff.
Building on from this work, MidCentral Health has developed a Clinical Services Plan which models future demand for secondary care (hospital) services and identifies the capacity resources and models of care required to meet this demand. This is leading to a review of buildings and will provide a long term blue print for hospital service development. 

MidCentral District Health Board / Palmerston North Hospital are looking for one full time Emergency Physician to provide maternity cover on a fixed-term contract for one year from April/May 2021. Due to the commencement date to be eligible applicants must be current Fellows of the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine (FACEM) and hold either vocational registration with MCNZ or full registration with AHPRA to be considered. The position is also open to applications from those due to be awarded their FACEM in May/June 2021. You will be joining a strong team of 14 Emergency Physicians from New Zealand, the UK, the US, Canada, and South Africa, as well as 3 clinical nurse specialists and 1 nurse practitioner. We are responsible for supervising 18 resident medical officers (a mix of registrars and senior house officers) as well as 6th year medical students from the University of Otago. We are accredited for 1 year advanced training by the Australasian College for Emergency...
MidCentral District Health Board Palmerston North Hospital, Palmerston North, New Zealand Full time