Neurologist Consultant Hospital Practice

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    Palmerston North

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    Physician, Neurologist

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    5 months ago

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Role: Neurologist Consultant 

Scope of practice: neurology and electrophysiology

Hours: 40 per week, no on call

Start: ASAP

Contract: Permanent / Full time

Role Details

A Consultant Neurologist role joining two others to run the neurology and neurophysiology service in a regional general hospital working office hours with no on call duties.

The service is supported by a registrar and senior house officer, three neurophysiology technicians, one neurology nurse, and efficient secretarial and administration support.

The department offers regular meetings with Neuroradiology and Neurosurgery, as well as teaching, research, and learning opportunities. It also features an active MS treatment centre including the most modern infusion therapies, regular Motor Neuron Disease MDT meetings, TIA clinic slots, epilepsy clinics including international Epinet trials and fast track clinics and an active Botulinum Toxin Clinic.

This is an exciting time to join the hospital as it is embarking upon a transformational change programme to firmly establish itself 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. 

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



  • Eligibility for vocational registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand
  • FRACP or equivalent board certification (American board of neurology, FRCPC, FRCP / CCT all accepted)
  • Excellent communication and time management skills


  • Applicants will preferably hold electrophysiology accreditation.
  • Competences in performing needle EMG and/or reporting paediatric EEG will also constitute an advantage towards a successful application, but are not an absolute requirement.


If you are interested in this position, please forward your CV for immediate consideration.

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