Obstetrician and Gynaecologist
A permanent vacancy for an obstetrician and gynaecologist is available now in New Zealand for a physician with special interest in obstetrics and obstetric ultrasound plus sound general clinical skills. The post has arisen due to retirement of one ob/gyn. The department of obstetrics and gynaecology is centred on innovation and service improvement and has made significant achievements in reducing caesarean section rates and establishing successful services.
The obstetric service conducts 2000 deliveries per year and provides a range of primary and secondary inpatient and outpatient care including obstetric ultrasound and a multidisciplinary antenatal diabetic clinic. The neonatal unit accepts babies from 28 weeks gestation.
Gynaecology services, including colposcopy, urogynaecology, fertility and hysteroscopy clinics, are provided at the hospital on an inpatient and outpatient basis for women throughout the region. Outpatient clinics are also provided at additional regional clinics.
The successful candidate will take part in the on-call roster. There is 24/7 cover of both a registrar and a house officer and the unit is accredited for both core and advanced RANZCOG trainees
To be eligible for this position you must either be registered (or eligible) with the Medical Council of New Zealand and have a specialist qualification in Obstetrics and Gynaecology that is recognised by the Royal Australia and New Zealand College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology as suitable for Vocational Registration in New Zealand.
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.
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.