About the Job

Where you’ll be working: Hamilton – New Zealand

The details: Permanent Full-time, 80 Hours per fortnight (1.0 FTE)

  • Te Whatu Ora - Health New Zealand, Waikato Older Persons and Rehabilitation service has seen considerable growth over the last 10 years and has the executive mandate and support to continue to grow.

The Opportunity

Are you an energetic and forward thinking Geriatrician with a passion for older people? If you think that you possess the right skills and attributes that will make a difference, then why not think about joining our team here in the beautiful Waikato region of New Zealand.

There is plenty of opportunity for you to make a real difference and to be actively involved with future growth within the service. The successful applicant will be a qualified medical practitioner who is able to be registered with the Medical Council of New Zealand as a specialist in Geriatrics. The individual will need to demonstrate an ability to contribute to the development and implementation of new models of care, and will need to have a critical, analytical and leadership skills to see that tasks are completed to fruition. Research and teaching opportunities could be available.

If you are dually trained as a general physician, this job will be ideal for you as one of the many options for service development is the better development of our service integration into acute care of elderly patients both in medical and surgical environments. We also provide opportunities for innovation in the delivery of specialist services for our diverse and geographically spread populations.

About our Service

We have developed our community out-reach services and supported discharge models; built a major Specialist Services for Older People and Rehabilitation (2013), (including the co-location of Mental Health Services for Older People facility, a purpose-built space totalling 113 beds for the inpatient team to work in the most efficient way possible. The teams practice within an interdisciplinary model and are supported by high quality clinical leadership.

The services provide seamless service delivery of:

  • Rehabilitation for adults 18-65 years of age;
  • Organised stroke services including acute stroke service with attached rehabilitation space;
  • Orthogeriatric rehabilitation; and
  • Rehabilitation and support for chronic neurological conditions and other chronic conditions.

Older Persons and Rehabilitation provides a flagship and benchmark for such services in New Zealand. We have a strong academic focus via our Institute of Healthy ageing and, therefore, have a focus on providing quality evidence around all that we do. This includes properly funded randomised trials whenever required. 

About you

The required skills and experience you will need to be considered for this role are:

  • Training and postgraduate qualifications as a Geriatrician
  • Vocational registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand or be eligible to apply for Provisional Vocational Registration.
  • Knowledge and understanding of Te Tiriti o Waitangi

The appointee will be involved in teaching, continuing medical education, and quality improvement. A commitment to customer focus, service development and teamwork is essential.

Our Organisation

Te Whatu Ora, Waikato serves the largest Māori population and third largest Pacific population in Aotearoa New Zealand. The Hospital in Hamilton is one of New Zealand’s largest tertiary, teaching hospitals with over 600 inpatient beds and 22 operating theatres. Clinical specialities include Women’s and Children Services, Cardiology / Cardiothoracic Surgery, Oncology and Haematology, Surgical services, and Mental Health and Addiction. Waikato Hospital is the Midland regional referral centre for multiple specialties including trauma surgery, oncology, and neurology.

We are a values-based and inclusive organisation that is committed to deliver the best health outcomes for our total population. Reflecting the population we serve is an important part of the care we deliver to the community. We strongly encourage applicants from all backgrounds with the necessary capability and who share our values to apply.

He aha Waikato

Waikato is the fourth largest region in Aotearoa New Zealand and located just south of Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland. It features a wide range of world-class outdoor and cultural experiences. You can surf the world-famous beaches of Whāingaroa Raglan, swim at the beautiful beaches of the Kapanga Coromandel, hike our majestic mountain ranges, tour the Hobbiton shire, experience the magic of the Waitomo glow worm caves, and encounter a vast array of flora and fauna at the remarkable Maungatautari Ecological Reserve.

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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