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Palliative Care Specialist

Embrace the outdoor lifestyle - rugged coastlines, glacial valleys and an abundance of mountains and volcanoes, New Zealand is the perfect destination for adventure

  • 600 bed tertiary hospital with involvement in teaching and research
  • A role that involves a mix of hospital and hospice work
  • Nestled on a river, this area is know for its walks, cafes and nightlife
The Position
An opportunity is available for a Palliative Care Specialist who is ready for a challenging role that will demand outstanding professional skills, commitment to the specialty and a vision of providing team based service.  The service encompasses palliative care at a public hospital as well as being integrated with a hospice.
You will join a consult-liaison team that consists of palliative care specialists, residents, clinical nurses and allied health professionals. There will be involvement in teaching, research and educating a wide range of health professionals. There is a requirement to be part of the after-hours specialist roster that convers the hospital and hospice services.

The Hospital
This modern regional hospital has over 600 beds and provides local services for a population of 360,000 and tertiary services for a region of 860,000. The centre is accredited by the RACP as a level 3 hospital. The inpatient hospice is an 11 bed facility and is the only palliative care unit in the area.
A full-service facility offering specialised medical care,this hopsital has a full complement of emergency services. It is the main trauma facility for the area, and close connection to road and air transport allow patient-hospital transport in less than an hour from any place in the region.
The hospital has extensive programmes new staff orientation, professional development, clinical training and education and offers opportunities such as secondment to projects and working in regional collaboration teams. The hospital also provides a range of staff facilities and recognition and support programmes.

The Location
This hospital is located on the North Island in the largest inland city of New Zealand. The city is one of New Zealand’s fasting growing with a population of approximately 152,000. This region is one of the richest agricultural and pastoral areas in the world and is also the country's leading area for hi-tech innovative manufacturing and engineering industries. The city boasts an excellent range of amenities including two tertiary education institutes, two main sea ports, a domestic airport and local railway.
The city is also well known as a cultural hub with local, national and international events staged throughout the year - from the V8 street race and world rally car champs, balloons festival, theatre festival through to an ethnic soccer festival, craft & quilt fair and summer arts festival. And with over 170 cafes, restaurants, and bars you really are spoilt for choice in this city. 
Essential Criteria
To be successful in applying for this position you must be eligible for vocational registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand and hold specialist qualifications. If you are not a native English speaker you must also meet the English language proficiency requirements.  If you are unsure if you meet the selection criteria please forward a copy of your most recent resume and I will assess your eligibility and will advise you of your options.

Work within a reputable and welcoming hospital that offers opportunities for development, affordable living and a relaxed way of life, register your interest below or contact Tara Pickering today on +61 2 8353 9075 or

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