A Consultant in Palliative Care is sought for a health board in the north island of New Zealand following the retirement of the current long serving physician. The role can be permanent or fixed term.
The Hospital Palliative Care Team consists of a Physician, two Clinical Nurse Specialists and a Registered Nurse. The team works closely with the Hospice which is located next to the hospital.
The Hospital Palliative Care Team is part of the Regional Cancer Treatment Service which provides radiation oncology, medical oncology, and clinical haematology services to the District Health Boards that cover the communities of Manawatu, northern Wairarapa, Hawke’s Bay, Whanganui and Taranaki. This is a combined population of 500,000.
The medical team in the service has a wide range of specialist skills and expertise and includes:
Five medical oncologists
Six radiation oncologists
Five clinical haematologists
One palliative medicine physician
The service is a clinical consultation service. The service is also an approved FRACP training centre and undertakes active post graduate teaching at House Officer, Senior House Officer and Registrar level in conjunction with the Hospice.
CLOSING DATE: April 1 2018