About the Job

Based at Whangārei, New Zealand, this position for a Specialist Physician in Geriatric Medicine is part of a service which provides health care for Older People across Northland. The region covers an area of 12,600 square kilometres with a population of 170,000. 

Our team are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated Geriatrician to join our growing team of 5.5FTE SMOs We have been developing and expanding our service to meet the needs of the rapidly growing older population of Northland, aiming  to provide better care  for the frail elderly across both hospital and community settings.

This replacement role is based at Whangārei Hospital which is a 250-bed district hospital with all major specialities. We have a 30 bed Assessment and Rehabilitation ward which also includes a 8 bed Acute Stroke Unit. We also have 8-10 Acute Care of the Elderly beds (ACE) with a full multidisciplinary team and provide an ACE service in ED to rapidly assess, and if possible, prevent admission.

We provide outpatient clinics on five sites across Northland as well as inpatient orthogeriatric services, fracture liaison and perioperative delirium services.

The service is well supported by community rehabilitation teams, a region-wide needs assessment service and Gerontology nurse specialists. 

Other areas of development include improving our interface with primary care and community services and further developing community-based rehabilitation.

Any subspecialty interests and expertise are very welcome and can be accommodated.

Known as the “winterless north”, Northland offers great access to kayaking, sailing, surfing and numerous outdoor pursuits set amongst native bush and beautiful scenery in a warm, sub-tropical climate.

We offer a competitive relocation package to support you and your family to make the move to Whangārei. Te Whatu Ora, Te Tai Tokerau is also an Approved Accredited Employer by the New Zealand Immigration Service and can assist you to obtain an appropriate visa.

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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