Medical Officer, Alcohol & Other Drugs Service at MidCentral District Health Board (Palmerston North), Manawatu / Whanganui
Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role
MidCentral District Health Board welcomes applications from Medical Officers with experience in Addiction Medicine.
This full time position is within our Alcohol & Other Drug Service based on the Palmerston North campus. The position covers the MidCentral District Health Board area with an urban and rural population of approximately 168,000. This is a key position offering the successful candidate the opportunity to join our existing AOD service medical staff and to take a role in ongoing service development. We are particularly interested to hear from you if you have an interest in supporting the development of services to best meet the needs of clients who have co existing substance misuse and mental health disorders. Our overall philosophy is encompassed by a commitment to harm reduction.
Our client base is approximately 600 with approximately two thirds on the Opioid Substitution Treatment programme and a third on the Generic Programme. We operate as a multi-disciplinary team that includes Medical Officers, Clinical Psychologists, Social Workers, Alcohol and Other Drug Practitioners and Registered Nurses.
The wider Mental Health service has embarked on a significant redevelopment programme in the past 18 months, with a new Executive, and Multidisciplinary Executive Leadership Team, as well as practicing psychiatrists. Our service is consolidating our recent gains and our goal in the immediate future is to further develop an integrated range of well connected services along with our NGO partners in our community.
Palmerston North Hospital is 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.
Palmerston North is a major university city 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.
For further information about this position you are welcome to contact Anita Roberts, SMO Recruitment Coordinator on +64 6 3508849.
Ngā taipitopito tūranga mahi | Job details
|Employer:||MidCentral District Health Board (Palmerston North)|
|Location:||Manawatu / Whanganui|
|Position type:||Permanent Full time|
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