Consultant Geriatrician - Whangārei Hospital, Te Whatu Ora - Te Tai Tokerau at Te Whatu Ora - Health New Zealand Te Tai Tokerau, Northland
Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role
Te Whatu Ora - Te Tai Tokerau 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.
Our team are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated Geriatrician to join our growing team of 5.5FTE SMOs We have been developing and expanding our service to meet the needs of the rapidly growing older population of Northland, aiming to provide better care for the frail elderly across both hospital and community settings.
This additional role is based at Whangārei Hospital which is a 250-bed district hospital with all major specialities. We have 10-12 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 also have a 30 bed Assessment and Rehabilitation ward (which includes a 10 bed Acute Stroke Unit.)
We provide outpatient clinics on five sites across Northland as well as inpatient orthogeriatric services, fracture liaison and perioperative services.
The service is well supported by community rehabilitation teams, a region-wide needs assessment service and Gerontology nurse specialists.
At present we are developing our Hospital in the Home / Early supported discharge services as well as improving our Orthogeriatric service model. We are also looking to enhance our Dementia and Rehabilitation services Any subspecialty interests and expertise are very welcome and can be accommodated.
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. Te Whatu Ora, Te Tai Tokerau 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. We also welcome applications from Advanced Trainees in Geriatric Medicine who are due to complete their training within six months. 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: MD23-052
Vacancy Number: MD23-052
Ngā taipitopito tūranga mahi | Job details
|Te Whatu Ora - Health New Zealand Te Tai Tokerau
|Permanent Full time
|MD23-052 - JD Consultant Physician in Geriatric Medicine Nov 2023.pdf (PDF, 654KB)
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