About the Job

Internal Medicine Physician / Geriatrician 


Full time

We are looking for enthusiastic geriatricians who want to make a difference. The applicant should be driven to deliver clinical excellence and provide high quality acute and general medicine care, joining one of the ward-based teams in our general medical service.

The applicant will have a broad range of skills and be comfortable dealing with the care of undifferentiated presentations to acute medicine with a particular focus on care of the elderly. They will be able to provide clinical leadership to the multidisciplinary team, with a commitment to continuous quality improvement. Although the main focus will be ward based care of acute presentations, time for other components of the role including service development/innovation will be included.

The successful applicant should have FRACP or equivalent and be registered (or is eligible for registration) as a specialist with the Medical Council of New Zealand.

Hawke’s Bay has a diverse population of 162,000 people in both urban and remote rural areas. Services are primarily provided at the Hospital in 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 4 medical wards and a 20 bed acute assessment unit.  There are currently 8 teams run with registrar, house officer, and trainee intern support. The medical department as a whole maintains a strong collegial relationship with a robust education calendar, and comprises more than 40 physicians across a number of specialties. This team includes a number of geriatricians working across general medicine, community care, orthogeriatrics, and our rehabilitation ward. There is a strong commitment to clinical governance. There are currently various workstreams dedicated to supporting the improvement of patient outcomes, reviewing models of care, improving patient flow, and addressing inequity in healthcare.

Through our values here at Te Whatu Ora - Health New Zealand, Te Matau a Māui, Hawke’s Bay, we are proud of our team’s diversity.  We believe in the strength of a diverse and inclusive workforce, to help us achieve the best outcomes for our patients and the communities in which we operate and serve.

We have no doubt that you’ll love everything Hawke’s Bay has to offer. Situated on the east coast of the North Island, you’ll enjoy the stunning climate and beaches, a wide range of sporting and leisure opportunities, wine, food and cultural activities. An environment and work/life balance that is second to none. Take a stroll through the Hawke’s Bay Tourism website and get yourself to Hawke’s Bay!

If you are interested in this position, please apply online and attach an up to date copy of your CV for consideration. 

For a discussion about this role or
other opportunities contact Alasdair today.

alasdairl@headmedical.com / 0131 357 1848

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