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Consultant Geriatrician, Hawke's Bay - New Zealand

Consultant - Medicine
Ref: 5322 Date Posted: Thursday 03 May 2018
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We have an exciting opportunity for a Physician Geriatrician to join Hawke's Bay District Health Board.

The Role and Hospital

Hawke's Bay has a diverse population of 162,000 people in both urban and remote rural areas. Services are primarily provided at Hawke's Bay Fallen Soldiers' Memorial Hospital, Hastings which has a 400 bed capacity - one of the largest provincial hospitals in New Zealand.

The general medicine department looks after more than 8000 admissions per year, across 3 medical wards and a 20 bed acute assessment unit. The group has a strong collegial relationship and comprises 25 physicians across a number of specialties.

As part of an expansion in the department, we are looking for an individual with skills in general medicine and care of the elderly to join one of the ward-based teams in the general medical service.

The role is set at 1.0 FTE, but applications for a part time role will be considered. The focus will be ward based care of acute presentations, but time for out-patient clinics and service development/innovation will be included.

The Location

Hawkes Bay region is set on the beautiful and famous coastline of the East Coast of New Zealand’s North Island. It is only a 3.5 hours’ drive from New Zealand’s capital City Wellington, a 2 hours’ drive from the famous Lakes region, and a 3.5 hours’ drive from the North Island premier skiing destination, Mount Ruapehu.

With over 2,245 hours of sunshine each year and warm dry summers, this district is the country’s oldest wine making region and is New Zealand’s leading producer of award winning red wines. Also renowned as a gourmet destination for fresh seasonal food, exotic and organic meat, fruit and vegetables grown and processed in the bay. Country-style markets provide an opportunity for you to meet the growers and sample their wares with a backdrop of the world-class concentration of Art Deco architecture.

Next steps

For more details or a confidential chat, please contact Tina at tina@headmedical with a copy of your CV.

If this sounds like the perfect job you can apply using the blue button below. Or if you’d like to find out more about this job or have an informal chat, please get in touch with us:

Tina Gesquiere

Recruitment Consultant

Tel: +44 (0)131 240 5258 LinkedIn