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Consultant Geriatrician

  • Southland Hospital
  • Permanent, Fulltime

About Our Role
Are you a specialist geriatrician looking for an exciting opportunity to help older people in a supportive team environment? If so, our Older People’s Health Service at Southland Hospital would welcome your application. We are seeking to employ a full-time (1.0 FTE) Consultant Geriatrician who will join our experienced team of geriatricians, nurses and allied health professionals at Southland in Invercargill.

The Service provides a combination of inpatient, outpatient and community services to clients in the Southland area. Using a team approach, we provide comprehensive services for people with age-related health problems (e.g. stroke, fractured neck of femur, delirium and cognitive impairment). We maintain a close liaison with all other hospital and community services with a particular emphasis on Mental Health Services for Older People, Needs Assessment and Service Coordination service and Orthopaedics.

The objective is to enable patients to achieve the highest possible level of independence (i.e. remain in community as long as possible) so that the emphasis is on:

  • Promoting ‘wellness’, independence and participation
  • Close liaison with community services
  • Comprehensive discharge planning

You will be joining our current team which consists of one Senior Medical Staff (Geriatrician) and 2 house officers. We are looking for someone to join us who is excited about developing a vision for the future of the Service.  To enjoy this role, you’ll need to be committed to quality service delivery and development and be able to work effectively as a senior clinician within a multidisciplinary team.

About Us 
We have the largest regional coverage of all the New Zealand health boards, providing services to 350,000 people in diverse communities across a huge geographical area. We take pride in all the services we provide, and our aim is to improve, promote and protect the health of our region. We believe that our dedicated and passionate staff are a significant driving force behind the achievement of these standards, and we need more like-minded people to help us continue providing for our community. Now is also a great time to relocate to Southland if you were considering a move. The Southern district offers the benefits of excellent amenities, first class primary through to tertiary education and outstanding recreational opportunities. Whether it is surfing, kayaking or sailing; skiing, hunting or fishing; theatre, live-music or art – there’s literally something for everyone. 

The Location
To top it off is a lifestyle that is hard to beat!  Southland is a wonderful place to live with many activities available for all ages.  Some of New Zealand’s most famous national parks, ski fields and wineries are within easy driving distance.  In just two hours you can be at the slopes of Queenstown, the great walks of Fiordland, or enjoying a slice of bigger city life in Dunedin.  Invercargill is a great base from which to explore all that Southern New Zealand has to offer. Southern DHB has a number of staff holiday homes in Fiordland and Central Otago that can be utilised also. Southland is also a very family friendly place with a wide range of recreation options for families and fantastic educational facilities for all ages.

To find out more about living here please click the following link https://southlandnz.com

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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