Haematologist specialist

  • Location

    Palmerston North

  • Sector:

    Physician, Oncologist and Haematologist

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  • Salary:

    $190,000 - 270,000

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  • Published:

    7 months ago

  • Duration:

    12 months

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  • Startdate:

    July - August 2021

  • Contract Duration: 12 months fixed term
  • Start Date: ASAP
  • Working Hours: 23-40 hours per week plus on call rota 1 in 7

Role Details

As specialist clinical haematologist, you will be working with an established team of six consultants and four resident medical officers in a hospital service providing inpatient and outpatient haematology care for a population of 500,000. You will manage a wide range of haematological conditions including acute leukaemia, lymphoma, autologus stem cell transplantation, plasma exchange, haemostatsis and thrombosis. 

Inpatient care is delivered at the hospital and outpatient clinics are run at the hospital and other regional hospitals and clinics. The department maintains an active clinical research portfolio including clinical trials.

The service is an approved FRACP training center and undertakes active post graduate teaching at House Officer, Senior House Officer and Registrar level.  Multi-disciplinary case meetings (Tumour Boards) are held locally and regionally. There is also an opportunity to undertake pathology work.



  • Applicants should be trained in Clinical Haematology and hold the  appropriate vocational registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand or be eligible to obtain this
  • FRACP or equivalent specialist qualification     


The hospital

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.

This is an exciting time to join this hospital as the regional medical facilities are  embarking upon a transformational change programme to firmly establish the district health board as a high performing health system that meets the current and future demands of its communities, that provides improved patient experiences for service users, and that achieves improved patient and community health and wellbeing. 

The change programme will build on its significant achievements to date, in particular its investment in developing primary and community care services and relationships. It will work to further reduce service duplication and fragmentation, to move care into and closer to people’s homes, and to achieve an integrated and community focused high performing health system.

Palmerston North

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 this role is of interest please forward your CV for immedicate consideration.