Are you an Otorhinolaryngologist looking for a 12-month fixed term opportunity? This position is available from October 2021 on a part time basis covering 80% of the working week. It is based in a general hospital in an university city in the North Island of New Zealand.
The ideal candidate will be a general Ear Nose and Throat Surgeon with demonstrable subspecialist interest in either Head and Neck Surgery or Rhinology/Paediatrics. The applicants will support the remaining consultant team who currently provide subspecialty Otological and Head and Neck surgery.
This position is based at a 350 bed hospital in the city of Palmerston North, Manawatu, a city in the Lower North Island of New Zealand. A secondary hospital, it serves a local population of 170,000 and offers most medical and surgical specialities with the exception of Cardiothoracic, Plastic and Neurosurgery. It is the base for a regional head and neck oncology service which has responsibility for a population of 550,000.
The collegial relationships between departments are strong and consultation with other specialist is easy, either formally with multidisciplinary meetings or informally as required. There is an active postgraduate medical society and there are excellent clinical library facilities. The Otorhinolaryngology department currently participates in fortnightly radiology and head and neck MDT meetings and monthly thyroid MDT and pathology meetings. The department hosts a monthly half day regional CDP meeting with otorhinolaryngologists attending from Whanganui, Taranaki and Hawke’s Bay.
To be eligible for this position you must be registered with the Medical Council of New Zealand and have a specialist qualification in otolaryngology that is recognised by the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (Otolaryngology/Head and Neck) as suitable for Vocational Registration in New Zealand. (www.mcnz.co.nz for further information).
A major university city in the North island of New Zealand, Palmerston North is the home of Massey University 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.
Situated in the lower half of the North Island of New Zealand, the local region offers visitors and residents a unique mix of lifestyle by combining rural charm with the convenience of sophisticated living with all modern services and luxuries expected of vibrant cities, including a shopping plaza, a Globe theatrical centre, the Regent and Centre Point theatres, and dozens of hotels/motels.
There are excellent primary, intermediate and secondary schooling, both public and private, mixed and single sex. Cost of living is reasonable, housing very affordable, and rural living with stunning views only minutes from town is very achievable
If you are interested in this role please apply with a detailed CV not longer than 5 pages.
Visit the news page and check out the latest articles and features about New Zealand.
Related articles to this role: