Geriatrician - Whangārei Hospital at Northland District Health Board (Whangarei), Northland
Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role
Northland District Health Board advocates for affirmative action and actively seeks Māori into our workforce to reflect the community we serve. Northland DHB is committed to Te Tiriti o Waitangi and holds stewardship for equitable health outcomes for Māori as Tāngata Whenua as the highest priority.
Based at Whangārei Hospital, New Zealand, this position for a Specialist Physician in Geriatric Medicine is part of a service which provides health care for Older People across Northland. The region covers an area of 12,600 square kilometres with a population of 170,000.
We have been developing and expanding our service to meet the needs of the rapidly growing older population of Northland which includes over 30,000 people aged 65 years or over. As the successful applicant you will be part of a growing team of 5.5 FTE SMOs in Geriatric Medicine.
Whangārei Hospital is a 250-bed district hospital with all major specialities. We have a 30 bed Assessment and Rehabilitation ward which also includes an 8 bed Acute Stroke Unit. We also have 8-10 Acute Care of the Elderly beds (ACE) with a full multidisciplinary team and provide an ACE service in ED to rapidly assess, and if possible, prevent admission.
We provide outpatient clinics on five sites across Northland as well as inpatient orthogeriatric services, fracture liaison and perioperative delirium services.
The service is well supported by community rehabilitation teams, a region-wide needs assessment service and Gerontology nurse specialists.
Other areas of development include improving our interface with primary care and community services and further developing community-based rehabilitation.
Any subspecialty interests are welcome and will be encouraged -particularly orthogeriatrics or movement disorders.
Known as the “winterless north”, Northland offers great access to kayaking, sailing, surfing and numerous outdoor pursuits set amongst native bush and beautiful scenery in a warm, sub-tropical climate.
We offer a competitive relocation package to support you and your family to make the move to Whangārei. Northland District Health Board is also an Approved Accredited Employer by the New Zealand Immigration Service and can assist you to obtain an appropriate visa.
All applicants should be eligible or able to achieve eligibility for vocational registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand. For more information about the MCNZ registration process, please visit www.mcnz.org.nz
If you would like to speak to someone from the team, please feel free to contact Dr Juanita Pascual, Clinical Director via email@example.com or Belinda Beehre Service Manager via firstname.lastname@example.org
To submit your application, please apply via the online application portal below ensuring to submit an up-to-date CV and cover letter. For assistance with the application process or if you have any queries, please contact SMO.Jobs@northlanddhb.org.nz referencing vacancy number: MD22-019
Ngā taipitopito tūranga mahi | Job details
|Employer:||Northland District Health Board (Whangarei)|
|Position type:||Permanent Full time|
|Attachment:||MD22-019 Consultant Geriatrician JUNE 2022 JD.pdf (PDF, 204KB)
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