Consultant Geriatrician - Palmerston North - New Zealand

Consultant - Medicine
Ref: 5745 Date Posted: Tuesday 14 Aug 2018
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Are you a Consultant Geriatrician looking for a new opportunity?

We are seeking a Consultant Geriatrician to join Palmerston North Hospital’s experienced team of geriatricians, nurses and allied health professionals.

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. The hospital is a teaching hospital, and is associated with both Auckland and Otago medical schools.

In collaboration with their partners in primary care, Midcentral District Health Board is implementing a range of initiatives to enable older people to live well with frailty:

  • A multi-disciplinary Health of Older People team has been established to support one of the Integrated Family Health Centres to proactively manage older people with frailty, with a plan to roll out this model across the district
  • An Interface Geriatrics service has been established  to enable ‘front door’ geriatric assessment in the Emergency Department and Medical Admissions and Planning Unit
  • An Early Supported Discharge Team is currently being piloted
  • An acute care unit for older people with frailty is planned

The location

Palmerston North (population: urban 80,000, regional 168,000) has a genuine, easygoing vibe. It has all the facilities that you would expect of a city, yet is still compact and easy to navigate. There are plenty of cafes and restaurants, a local airport and a wealth of sporting activities and community festivals if you want to get involved. Living here is very affordable, with quality housing and a reputation for its excellent primary, secondary and tertiary education facilities, there is a lot to offer families of all ages. And the commute to work is circa 10-15 minutes from anywhere in the city.

If you prefer to live a semi-rural relaxed lifestyle, just a 15 minute drive away from Palmerston North is the town of Feilding, voted New Zealand’s most beautiful town 14 times, with its gorgeous gardens, Edwardian buildings and Farmers Markets at the weekend, it’s a great place for families with a real sense of community and hospitality.

Whether you decide to live in Palmerston North itself or Feilding, or any of the other little towns in the Manawatu region, the location in the middle of the North Island means you will be within easy driving distance of premier ski resorts at Turoa and Whakapapa to the north, the lush Hawke’s Bay wine region to the east, clean and quiet unspoilt beaches (Himatangi, Foxton, Otaki) along the West Coast, and of course, to the South is NZ’s capital city of Wellington (2 hour drive).

Next steps

For more information or an informal chat, get in touch with Tina at tina@headmedical.com 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