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Specialist Geriatrician, Hamilton - New Zealand

Consultant - Medicine
Ref: 4574 Date Posted: Thursday 28 Sep 2017
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We are seeking a Specialist Geriatrician on a permanent basis for a new state-of-the-art facility in Hamilton.

  • Permanent position commencing 2018
  • New state-of-the-art Older Person & Rehabilitation facility opened 2013
  • Tertiary referral centre and large teaching hospital
  • 4th largest city in New Zealand and only a 90 minute drive from Auckland
  • Excellent educational facilities from primary school to university level

The Role
The service 'Older Persons and Rehabilitation' has seen considerable growth over the last 10 years and has the executive mandate and support to continue to grow. 

To achieve this, the service  have developed 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. There is a strong academic focus via the Institute of Healthy ageing and, therefore, have a focus on providing quality evidence around all that they do. This includes properly funded randomised trials whenever required..

There is plenty of opportunity for you to make a real difference and to be actively involved with future growth within the service. 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 critical, analytical and leaderships 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. There is also opportunities for innovation in the delivery of specialist services for the diverse and geographically spread populations.


The Waikato region is the fourth largest in area & population in New Zealand. The region boasts lush, green hills, with exceptional surfing opportunities on the west coast and glorious beaches on the east coast.  Surfers come from all over the world to experience nearby Manu Bay's famous left-hand break and the Raglan Surf Beach lifestyle is appealing to all. Ski fields, fresh and saltwater fishing grounds are easily reachable as are many beaches and holiday spots.  New Zealand’s largest city is an easy 90 minute freeway drive away making this a great location with many possibilities.

Next Steps

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If this sounds like the perfect job you can apply using the blue button below. Or if you’d like to find out more about this job or have an informal chat, please get in touch with us:

Caroline O'Hagan

Associate Partner (NZ)

Tel: +64 225214705 LinkedIn