About the Job

Are you looking for a change of scene, combined with an opportunity to practice high quality Geriatric medicine?

Come to Timaru New Zealand: NO on call requirements, NO weekends, guaranteed salary, 6 weeks paid vacation, and generous CME funds.

You will be working with a well-coordinated interdisciplinary team that include physiotherapist, occupational therapist, social worker and nursing input.

We are looking to recruit a second Geriatrician to work on the Assessment Treatment and Rehabilitation Ward, alongside an experienced American Board-Certified trained Geriatrician who has successfully made the transition from the USA to New Zealand. 

You will share in the care of a 20 bed sub-acute care unit, participate in community visits and clinic visits, where we are focusing on service development to become more community facing to support and lead the innovation of community health of older persons services, (working in consultation and partnership with primary care).

Timaru is an ocean side community located on the picturesque South Island of New Zealand.  Ideal for those who are seeking a sense of community and love the outdoors. 

  • You can hike and cycle year-round. 

  • The mountains and lakes are within 2 hours drive away. 

  • There is boating in the summer and skiing in the winter. 

  • Enjoy world class fly fishing.

  • The city of Christchurch is an easy 2 hours drive North (where CHCH International airport offers access to Australia, Pacific Islands, Asia, and places beyond).

And if you have children, then nearby Dunedin (2½ hours to the South) offers a world class University, plus there is a good choice of local Public and Private High Schools in Timaru, along with a myriad of quality sporting and other recreational facilities close at hand.

Why not chose to provide a respected clinical service to a thriving community and get to enjoy life outside of work at the same time. 

This is a golden opportunity to obtain a work/life balance many Doctors can only dream of. 

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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