ENT Surgeons Palmerston North

Term: Permanent
Dates: 22/12/2018
Contact Person: Moira Eathorne
Phone: +64 6 350 8849

Two Otorhinolaryngologists with Rhinology, Otology or Paediatric Interest

Are you an Otorhinolaryngologist looking for a new opportunity?

MidCentral District Health Board wishes to recruit two Otorhinolaryngologist due to retirement and expansion within our department. These are full time, permanent positions commencing January 2019.

The ideal applicants will have general Otorhinolaryngology experience with demonstrable subspecialist interest in either Rhinology, Otology or Paediatrics. The applicants will support the remaining consultant team who currently provide subspecialty and Head and Neck surgery as well as general Otorhinolaryngology.

These positions are based at Palmerston North Hospital, a 350 bed hospital in the city of Palmerston North, Manawatu, a city in the Lower North Island of New Zealand. Palmerston North Hospital is a secondary hospital and offers most medical and surgical specialities with the exception of Cardiothoracic, Plastic and Neurosurgery. The hospital serves a local population of 170,000 but is the base for a regional head and neck oncology service which has responsibility for a population of 550,000 and draws patients from Whanganui, Taranaki, and Hawke’s Bay.
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 these positions you must be either registered or able to gain registration 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. ( for further information).

Following full registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand the successful applicants will be given the opportunity to join Totara House Private Rooms, should they wish to pursue private practice.

For further information please contact Mr Paul Joice, Medical Head, Otorhinolaryngology: or Moira Eathorne, Medical Recruitment Consultant: ph: +64 6 350 8849.