INTERVENTIONAL CARDIOLOGIST at MidCentral District Health Board (Palmerston North), Manawatu / Whanganui
Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role
MidCentral DHB is looking to appoint an experienced interventional cardiologist to participate in the development of cardiology services up to and including establishment of a local interventional service.This is part of a Regional Cardiac Strategy and is supported by both MidCentral DHB's Board and its regional partners. The development will be supported by a dedicated project management role.
MidCentral DHB has a catchment area of 180,000 people and the MCDHB Cardiology Service currently has the capacity to provide diagnostic angiography, pacing and echocardiographic services to the population as well as an integrated heart failure service.
The business case has been approved for the development of an interventional service with PCI capability and the appointment of two interventional cardiologists. There is an expectation that the hospital will be PCI capable five days a week and contribute to an out-of-hours interventional roster, and that this will be achieved within three years.
The successful applicant should have proven clinical experience as well as demonstrated understanding of departmental development and the provision of strong clinical governance. In addition, experience in delivering an interventional service from its infancy and working in a rural setting is also desirable.
Successful applicants should also have a knowledge of, and commitment to, the departmental development of a cardiology service in its entirety as well as a focus on intervention.
The successful applicant will be expected to take a place on a cardiology on call service as well as an interventional cardiology on call service once established. During the establishment of a dedicated interventional facility at MidCentral DHB access to interventional cardiology to retain medical credentialing requirements will be made available.
The establishment of this service and development of the workforce at MCH as part of this progress is fully supported by the Central Region Cardiac Network.
MidCentral District Health Board employs more than 2500 staff at Manawatu, Palmerston North, Tararua and Horowhenua and Otaki districts. 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.
Ngā taipitopito tūranga mahi | Job details
|Employer:||MidCentral District Health Board (Palmerston North)|
|Location:||Manawatu / Whanganui|
|Position type:||Permanent Full time|
|Attachment:||interventional-cardiologist.pdf (PDF, 550KB)
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